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Please help us raise awareness and support for the Durham Literacy Center's adult literacy and

youth GED® programs at our

17th Annual Leaders in Literacy Benefit Luncheon 

April 5, 2024

11:30AM - 1:00PM

JB Duke Hotel, 230 Science Drive, Durham, NC

This benefit luncheon is by invitation only for our supporters and their friends.

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In an effort to be good stewards of funds, we are asking each in-person guest to contribute $20 to reserve their seat. We welcome all to attend the event virtually free of charge. Thank you for joining our guests in making a generous donation to the Durham Literacy Center where we help adults meet their life goals!

Keynote Speaker: Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till, a New York Times bestseller; 

Blood Done Sign My Name, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and

winner of the Southern Book Award for Nonfiction and the Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

Announcing the 2024 Leader in Literacy Award: Dr. Seymour Mauskopf

click here to learn more about Dr. Mauskopf and legacy as an educator.










*If you or someone you know would like to become a sponsor, click here for 

sponsor information and benefits.

If you have any questions, contact Lizzie Ellis-Furlong, Executive Director,

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Since 2007, the Leaders in Literacy Benefit has brought together over 220 local leaders, volunteers and supporters each year to celebrate and raise funds for the Durham Literacy Center. Now, the event is fully hybrid and guests can attend in-person or virtually.

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