About the Phoenix Chapter of the Links, Inc.
The Phoenix Chapter of The Links, Inc. was organized on March 17, 1952. The chartering ceremony was conducted on March 22, 1952 with the following Charter members: Winstona Aldridge, Lorraine Crump, Grace Daniels, Juanita Dickey, Mary Greenfield, Madeline Hardy, Anna Julian, LaVerne Jackson, Louise Phillips, Geraldine Solomon, Emily Williams and Olivia Wormley.
Each year members of the Phoenix Chapter provide 1800+ hours of service in support of a wide array of local, national and international Links service projects and broad-scale program initiatives.
As a service organization our goal is to provide support to students in need, to other organizations involved in community development and enrichment and to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups and organizations who have proven their commitment to worthy causes by their personal involvement and/or financial contributions.
The Links, Inc. is an organization comprised of women of African heritage who are committed to enriching , sustaining and ensuring the identities, culture and economical survival of all people of African origin through cultural, educational and civic programs. Through our partnerships we promote activism to help bring about positive change that transcends time, race and socioeconomical differences.
The cornerstone of our mission of service and cultural enrichment to the community are the four facets. The four facets are: The Arts; National Trends & Services; International Trends & Services; and Services to Youth. See Programs and each facet for additional information on each of the facets.
The Phoenix Chapter raises funds to support its programs and projects through donations from corporations and foundations; grants; ticket sales to our signature fundraising events; advertising sales; and underwriting.
A partial list of philanthropic contributions from the Phoenix Chapter of The Links, Inc. includes but is not limited to:
- COBA (Consortium of Black Organizations and Others For The Arts)
- Dr. Lincoln J. Ragsdale Memorial Scholarship at ASU
- George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
- Sojourner Center
- Creative and Performing Arts
- Tanner Gardens
- The Greater Phoenix Urban League
- Heard Museum
- Maricopa Branch NAACP
- Phoenix Boys Choir
- The Links Reading Academy
- Valley Wide Scholarship Programs
- Black Family and Child Services
- Katrina Families Assistance Fund
- Organ Transplant Fund
- Amos Okrah School, Kumasi Ghana