MADISON —The Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will hold its Fourth Annual Community Recognition event on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, at which Distinguished Service Awards will be presented to five individuals and an organization for their strong contributions to the community and beyond. These contributions are preferably in one or more of The Links' five major program facets: The Arts, National Trends & Services, Services to Youth, Health & Human Services, and International Trends & Services.
This year's honorees are: Mary Burke, Carola Gaines, Gloria Hawkins, Frances Huntley-Cooper, Chief Noble Wray & Wisconsin Women of Color Network. Over the past three years, sixteen honorees have been recognized.
This year, the Community Recognition Jazz Brunch will begin with a social hour at 11 a.m.- noon, followed by brunch and program from noon-2 p.m. featuring The Tony Castaneda's Latin Jazz Sextet.
Tickets may be purchased from Links members or on-line at www.madisonlinksinc.org for $45 per person or $450 for a table of 10.
In August 2013, the local Chapter celebrated 28 years of service to the Madison Metropolitan community. Through its signature event, the African-American Student Recognition Program, the Chapter has touched the lives of over 13,000 African-American students in this area and has awarded over $100,000 in scholar-ships, U.S. Savings Bonds, gift book certificates to high-achieving students over the years.
The Jazz Brunch is The Links' major fundraiser. All proceeds, through community support, will enable the Chapter to continue its scholarship program and the next African-American Student Recognition Program, which is scheduled for May 2014.
Tickets are now on sale.
The Links invite all to join them for a festive, Fall afternoon of celebrations, jazz, dining and door prizes.
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The Madison Metropolitan Links is a chapter of larger, national The Links, Incorporated founded in 1946, which is one of the oldest and largest of predominately African-American, not-for-profit, service organizations in the nation.