2023 EVENT

Spotlighting our Heroes:

Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) Announces the 2023 International Life Changer Awards and Fundraising Gala

In recognition of our desire to celebrate the compassion and commitment of humanity’s heroes, the Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) is proud to announce its biggest and elegant event of the year – the 2023 LEDI International Life Changer Awards and Fundraising Gala.

This prestigious event will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 6:00 PM EST, at the elegant Grand Ballroom of the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal of the event is to pay homage to extraordinary individuals who have ignited a beacon of hope across communities, near and far across the world, while raising needed funds to support the transformative and impactful work that LEDI is doing to reduce poverty and change lives.



The prestigious International Life Changer Award is a coveted honor bestowed annually upon exceptional individuals who have selflessly channeled their leadership and philanthropic endeavors towards empowering vulnerable individuals and communities, both at home and abroad. As we reflect on the remarkable impact of our past 2022 honorees and trailblazers, such as Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, Senior Pastor, New Birth Missionary Baptist; Mrs. Xernona Clayton, Founder and CEO, The Trumpet Awards Foundation; the late Mr. Thomas Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.; Ms. Dana LuptonDr. Tammy Gray-Steele, CEO National Women in Agriculture Association, we are reminded that true change is the result of dedication and unwavering commitment. Adding star power and gravitas to the already electrifying evening, we were thrilled and honored to have the charismatic, Host of the Roland Martin Unfiltered Streaming Show and CEO of the Black Star Network, graced the 2022 event as our Event Host and Master of Ceremony. With his magnetic presence and passion for creating meaningful change, the event was an inspiration that continues to resonate within our hearts. While we eagerly anticipate an evening of glamour and admiration, LEDI is also extending an invitation to corporate entities and individuals to partake in this noble endeavor through corporate sponsorships and table bookings. By supporting the LEDI cause, you become a driving force in fostering progress and touching lives in ways that matter most. Please reach out to Mrs. Joan Curran Darkortey, Chairperson of the Event Organizing Committee, to explore the various sponsorship opportunities or visit to secure your place at this enchanting red carpet event. The 2023 International Life Changer Awards and Fundraising Gala serves as a reminder that our collective efforts, no matter how small, have the power to reshape destinies and create a world where compassion and empowerment are the cornerstones of society. As we come together to honor these remarkable individuals, we are reminded of the boundless potential that lies within each one of us to be catalysts for change. Let us embrace this momentous occasion with hearts filled with hope, minds open to possibility, and spirits ignited with a shared purpose. Together, we can transcend barriers, shatter limitations, and cultivate a brighter future for all. Join us as we celebrate the change-makers of today and ignite the flame of transformation for a better world tomorrow. As the stars align and hearts unite, the 2023 International Life Changer Awards and Fundraising Gala invites you to be a part of this remarkable journey. Let us stand hand in hand together, for it is through unity and generosity that we craft a world where change is not just a dream, but a radiant reality.

The Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) has announced the hosting of its 2023 International Life Changer Awards and Fundraising Dinner. The event will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST at the Grand Ballroom – Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel.

The organization is seeking nominees for the 2023 honorees. The award is presented annually to individuals who have dedicated their leadership and philanthropic activities to community empowerment, both locally and internationally. Our past honorees, includes, Dr. Ronald Berkman, President of Cleveland State University; Ms. Margaret Wong, Esq., Margaret Wong and Associates among others.

LEDI is seeking corporate as well as table sponsorships. Please contact Joan Curran Darkortey, Chairperson of the Event Organizing Committee or you can RSVP at

events@ledinow.org | joandarkortey@ledinow.org | 404-587-2242 | 404-566-9957 | www.ledinow.org


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