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Cynthia Bailey to Host iElevate's Black Tie Gala, Hailie Sahar, Preston Mitchum & Vivica A. Fox Among Honorees

Updated: Jun 27

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Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen, III, renowned openly gay Senior Pastor of The Vision Cathedral of Atlanta and Amazon's best-selling author of "Master Your Emotions", is bringing together entrepreneurs, global leaders and entertainers, for the 2024 iElevate National Conference which will be held held June 26-16, 2023 in Atlanta, GA at the Marriot Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center.

This year's conference theme is titled “Evolve,” hundreds are expected to descend into the Atlanta area to be empowered and educated by progressive leaders and cultural innovators on various topics. Visit here for the iElevate's full event schedule.

Originally launched 2017, the iElevate National Conference was designed to be a collection for all people to connect in a bold space to experience some of the country’s top thought-provoking thinkers, leaders and voices of our time to participate and address some of the most sensitive and salient subjects from a faith point of view.

The conference is the first and only inclusive conference with a mission to transform, empower and equip people of faith with the resources and tools necessary to impact their immediate community, region and nation.

Returning for its eleventh year, The Vision Community Foundation is set to hold its annual Black Tie Gala at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center on Friday evening, June 28th at 8p.m The gala, themed, “White Tie Sparkle Haute Couture” will be hosted by model, TV personality, actress, and philanthropist Cynthia Bailey. 

The Gala will also feature special performances from award-winning artists such as Anita Wilson. Alexis Spight, Tiffany Boone, Nakitta Fox, Lawrence Flowers, San Franklin, Marcia Chisolm, Michelle Prather, Kent Christian, Kevin Terry & Predestined, Tiunna Lemons & Higher Calling iElevate National Choir and more.

All guests at the entrance will gain access to walk through the exclusive Fashion Designers Hall of Fame Atelier exhibit featuring fashion designers: Octavius Terry, August Fulton and Tim Arrington. 

The Vision Community Foundation 2024 prestigious honorees include: Preston Mitchum (Bravo TV’s Summer House Martha’s Vineyard), Jayye Michael (Rising Musical Artist), Gocha Hawkins (Restaurateur and Television Personality), Dashawn Usher (Founder of MOBI and Director at GLAAD), Jash Jay (Celebrity DJ), SpeakOut Inc.(National Organization for Black Gay Men), K. Keith (Founder of Gaye Magazine), David Robinson (Celebrity Publicist), Hailie Sahar (Trans Advocate and Actress), Otis and Tim Knight (Owners of Balmori Balmori Artisan Perfume) and more. 

A partial list of this year’s iElevate speakers, influencers, panelists, musical guests, and Vision Community Foundation Black Tie Gala honorees include:

A partial list of this year’s iElevate speakers, influencers, panelists, musical guests, and Vision Community Foundation White Tie Gala honorees include:

●      Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant

●      Rev. Dr. Thema Bryant

●      Rev. Dr. Sean McMillan

●      Bishop Yvette Flunder

●      Angelica Ross

●      Jessica Harris Dupart

●      Kita Williams

●      Marcia Chisolm

●      San Franklin

●      Anita Wilson

●      Michelle Prather

●      Kevin Terry and Predestined

●      Lawrence Flowers

●      Tiffany Boone

●      Nikita Fox

●      Alexis Spight

●      Tiunna Lemons and Higher Calling 

Conference registration starts at $159; for more information visit


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