The Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) hosted a successful International Life Changers Awards and Fundraising Dinner. The event was LEDI’s 4th annual fundraiser was intended to honor the great philanthropic and community work being done by its honorees, while at the same time raising needed funds to support the construction of its modern state of the art public library that is currently being constructed in Gbarnga, Bong County, the Republic of Liberia, West Africa.

The event was highly attended and amazingly structured to the extent that the guests at the event were so excited about attending the next event. The event was held within the Glasscock Family Ballroom at the Student Center of the Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

At the event, Ms. Nichelle McCall Browne, CEO of Bold Startups; Mr. Joe Cimperman, President of Global Cleveland; Mr. Kenneth J. Kovach, President of the Kenneth J. Kovach Company; and Dr. Valarie J. McCall, Chief of Government and International Affairs for Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio, were awarded the 2018 LEDI International Life Changers Awards. This honor is the highest award that is presented by LEDI to individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to community empowerment to benefit disadvantage individuals.

This event brought together a host of community leaders and other professional leaders within Ohio, Texas, Minnesota, and Indiana. At the end of the event, some funds were raised to carry on the next phase of the LEDI ongoing library construction, which takes place in December 2018.