Portland, April 18th, 2015. The Links, Inc. is a nonprofit established in 1946.It’s made up of 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters around the country. It’s one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans. The Portland (OR) Chapter of The Links, Inc. and the White Rose Educational Fund, Inc. hosted a special event at the Benson Hotel to raise funds for programs and scholarships. Platinum Members of The Portland (OR)Links : Rosemary Anderson, Addie Jean Haynes, Geneva Jones and Freddye Prophet were honored and Michael “Chappie” Grice Western Area Meritorious Recipient Award 2014. Seven deserving high school seniors also received scholarships at the Gala.

Sandra McFerrin, Rosemary Anderson, Platinum Member & Nona Patrick.

Sandra McFerrin, Rosemary Anderson, Platinum Member & Nona Patrick.

Geneva Jones, Platinum Member

Geneva Jones, Platinum Member

Matthew Prophet, Freddye Prophet, Platinum Member & Carla Penn-Hopson (standing)

Matthew Prophet, Freddye Prophet, Platinum Member & Carla Penn-Hopson (standing)

Michael "Chappie" Grice & Linda Harris

Michael “Chappie” Grice & Linda Harris

From  The Links, Incorporated:

The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Inc. has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 500,000 documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation.

The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs.

 

 

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