Southwest Atlanta Leaders Honor Kenny Leon Wednesday

The acclaimed Atlanta director, who turned 55 recently, was feted last night at a star-studded celebration at the Commerce Club.

By Atlanta standards, the crowd—on the 49th floor of 191 Peachtree St.—could not have been more star-studded. 

WSB-TV anchor Monica Pearson; southwest Atlanta native and actress Jasmine Guy;  actress Terri Vaughn of Steve Harvey Show fame (secretary "Lovita Jenkins"); singer Cherrelle (Saturday Love); radio show host and former Atlanta first lady Valerie Jackson; Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; and Fulton County Commission Chairman and South Fulton resident John Eaves were all present, all among those gathered at The Commerce Club to honor acclaimed director

The program—which drew several hundred top Atlanta legal and business leaders, many from southwest Atlanta— included numerous tributes and sizable donations to Leon's True Colors Theatre Company, including one from Jackson, who presented Leon with a donation of $5,500. 

"Kenny is our own national ambassador for the arts," said Verna Cleveland, co-chair of the fundraiser. "... people have such admiration for Kenny. He has touched so many people through his work."

The Southwest Arts Center is home to many True Colors plays including , which closed Feb. 20. See our for more information about upcoming plays at the center.

The Commerce Club, which recently merged with the 191 Club, is one of the premiere intown Atlanta business networking organizations. The club footed the bill for the open bars and hot hors d'oeuvres that made the gathering a real treat. 

For more information about event services and membership, contact Membership Director Kira Hullinger at 404-721-3714 or visit the Commerce Club website.


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