The Voice Foundation’s ‘Voices of Summer’ Honoring Bootsy Collins and Roberta Flack

Doctors, scientists, and voice professionals gathered to support research on voice disorders.

Voice-Foundation-Voices-Of-Summer-06-5814-Kathryn-H-Hill-Bootsy-Collins-Jayne-Dowdall-Patty-Collins-940x540

The Voice Foundation “Voices of Summer” was held Friday night May 30th, at the Westin Hotel. The Voice Foundation (1721 Pine Street ) is a non profit organization that provides funding for research on voice disorders, new clinical techniques, technology, and educational outreach on voice care. After a weeklong symposium, doctors, scientists, voice coaches, and other voice professionals from around the world gathered at the gala to network, mingle, and dance.

During the dinner portion honors were bestowed on individuals who have made a difference in the world. This year the board honored Denyce Graves with the Voice Education Research Awareness (VERA) Award, while the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award went to Roberta Flack and Bootsy Collins.


For best results, view gallery in full-screen mode.



HughE Dillon covers parties, events and more for Philadelphia magazine’s The Scene. You can follow him on Twitter at @iPhillyChitChat and visit his daily online social diary PhillyChitChat.com.

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.