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2019 VOX Hall of Fame: Carolyn Sloss & Allied Atlanta


Each fall at VOX ATL’s Homecoming event, we celebrate the latest inductees into the VOX Hall of Fame. This year we are excited to celebrate long-time VOX supporter Carolyn Sloss and all of the staff at Allied Global Marketing here in Atlanta. Carolyn and her team make sure the VOX teens receive press passes to all the latest movie and tv show screenings here in Atlanta. She is pictured above with VOXers Kenneth Franklin and Mack Walker at the 2018 VOXees. Read on to learn about Carolyn’s work with VOX and why she continues to support our teens year after year! 

How did you get connected with VOX ATL?
The wonderful Rich Eldredge introduced Allied to VOX ATL! It was a no-brainer to immediately begin working on ways to work together – plus partnering with VOX ATL is just plain fun!

What has inspired Allied to support VOX ATL for so many years?
We believe in VOX’s mission so it’s an opportunity for our team to make a (small), hopefully beneficial impact. We also see our younger selves in the VOX teens and seek to provide ways to empower teens and help them stand out among their peer group.

What’s a favorite memory of your time partnering with VOX ATL?
There have been so many – but I have two favorites.
BLACK PANTHER: Seeing the excited faces of the VOX teens at the Black Panther Atlanta premiere at the Fox Theatre (pictured here), then hanging out on opening night of the film at the VOX office and finally reading the reviews + features a week later.

– INTERN: Having VOX ATL’s Chris Jordan spend his summer in our office. It was a tremendous opportunity to get to know him on a day to day, personal level.

Why is VOX ATL necessary for the community?
VOX ATL provides teens with valuable communication skills, leadership training, networking opportunities and a creative outlet to express themselves. I think it’s important for adults to truly listen + connect with the future leaders coming from VOX ATL.  There’s a lot adults can learn from these brave voices!

What are 3 words you would use to describe VOX ATL?
Inspiring, innovative, connected

Join us at VOX Homecoming on Saturday, October 19 as we celebrate Carolyn and Allied Atlanta and all our Homecoming Royalty! Tickets include dinner, drinks, dancing, silent auction and all the fun. If you can’t be there, sponsor a ticket for a VOX teen to attend!