THE VISION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HONORS TRINA BRAXTON, GENISE SHELTON, ANDRE KING, AVIAN WATSON &
Annual Gala Hosted by Community Leader Rashad Burgess and Author Lakara Foster Included Special Appearances by Evelyn Braxton, Brandon Karson, Gee Smalls, Melissa Scott & More!
The Vision Community Foundation held it's sixth annual "Black Tie Gala" on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Atlanta, GA at the DoubleTree Hotel in Buckhead. Hosted by Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III, Rashad Burgess and Lakara Foster, the annual celebration honored a select group of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding achievements in the arts, media, ministry, community service and government arenas throughout their lifetime.
For 2017, the gala welcomed honorees: triple threat entertainer and entrepreneur Trina Braxton, reality star Andre King (WeTv's "Growing Up Hip Hop"), reality TV star Genise Shelton (Bravo's "Married to Medicine"), Avian Watson (Deputy Director of Vision Community Foundation) and entrepreneur Akeem Clayton (Creative Event Designer). The sixth annual gala also included special appearances by rising star actor Brandon Karson ("About Him"), Gee Smalls (Co-Founder of "The Gentlemen's Foundation") and Traxx Girls Inc., founder Melissa Scott. Immediately following the gala was an after party with sounds by legendary disc jockey, DJ Sedrick. Previous honorees include Jennifer Holiday, Chrisette Michele, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cynthia Bailey, Meelah Williams, Angie Stone, Keke Wyatt, Rickey Smiley and more. For more information on Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen III and The Vision Community Foundation visit: ocallen.com.