FOX 5 Atlanta News Anchor Deidra Dukes to Emcee 2023 LEDI International Life Changers Awards Gala

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ATLANTA - Sept. 25, 2023 - PRLog -- The Board of Directors of LEDI and Honorary Co-Chair Xernona Clayton are thrilled to announce that Deidra Dukes, a renowned News Anchor from FOX 5 Atlanta, will be the Master of Ceremony for the 8th Annual LEDI International Life Changers Awards Gala. This prestigious event is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel Atlanta Airport Gateway, located at 2020 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30339.

The gala will recognize the outstanding achievements of these distinguished 2023 Honorees:
  • Ambassador Andrew J. Young - Chairman of the Andrew Young Foundation.
  • Terri Badour - Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Georgia.
  • Nancy A. Flake Johnson - President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.
  • Mary Parker - Founder & CEO of the Mary Parker Foundation.
  • Eric M. Robbins - President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

Additionally, there will be a special tribute to honor the legacy of the late Mr. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman of the 100 Black Men, Inc., recipient of the 2022 LEDI International Life Changers Award.

The 2023 LEDI International Life Changers Awards Gala promises an evening of splendor, featuring networking, live entertainment, African cultural presentations, and delightful surprises. Deidra Dukes' presence as the Master of Ceremony will elevate the elegance and significance of this remarkable occasion. Ms. Duke's participation not only showcases her talent but also demonstrates her desire to champion this noble cause.

The gala's theme, "A Journey of Hope – Transforming Dreams into Reality," aligns with LEDI's mission to complete Liberia's first modern public library and technology center. This state-of-the-art $1.5 million facility is groundbreaking and will be the first of its kind in Liberia, providing invaluable resources and educational opportunities to the community.

Joan Curran Darkortey, Chairman of the LEDI Board of Directors, expressed her excitement, saying, "We are so honored to have Deidra Dukes as our Master of Ceremony for this year's gala. Her presence will undoubtedly make this event an unforgettable experience as we come together to celebrate the achievements of legends and support the mission of LEDI."

For more information about the 8th Annual LEDI International Life Changers Awards Gala and how to support, please visit the event website at

About LEDI

The Liberia Economic Development Initiative (LEDI) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization with an international focus. Established in 2007, LEDI's mission is to reduce poverty and increase the economic capacity of the severely marginalized and disadvantaged people of Liberia, West Africa. To learn more about LEDI or make tax-deductible donations, visit

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