Valerie V. Gay is a Certified Financial Planner, non-profit administrator, performing artist and thought leader. She possesses a unique blend of executive leadership and financial expertise, paired with extensive program development. Val is an active performer across several genres. Performances include operas, special events and solo concert recitals, including a solo performance at Carnegie Hall. Awarded First Prize at the Summit City Art Song Festival Competition, Val has performed with several artists including Kathleen Battle, Opera Libera, Poor Richard’s Opera, Gospel artists Dottie Peoples and Walter Hawkins, and Jazz trumpeter and composer Hannibal Lokumbe (world premiers). As a keyboardist and conductor, Val has formed and director several Gospel choirs across Philadelphia.