Bradenton/Sarasota (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

National & Local Links Incorporated History

The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 276 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry and thereby benefiting the whole world.

The Links Foundation, Inc.
The Links Foundation, Incorporated was created by The Links, Incorporated and is, therefore, committed to support, enhance and expand the programs set forth by The Links, Inc. As a 501(c)(3) organization, The Links Foundation, Incorporated provides a means of securing tax exemption and tax deduction for members of The Links, Incorporated, corporations and other groups/individuals. The Links Foundation, Incorporated is an arm of The Links, Incorporated, and is governed by its Board of Directors and members.

Bradenton/Sarasota (FL) Chapter of

The Links, Incorporated
Starting as an interest group, the Bradenton/Sarasota (FL) Chapter was charted on February 10, 1996.  Link Dorothy Middleton served as the first Chapter president. Our current President is Link Adrienne Ward Paramore and we have 27 active members and alumna members.

Since 1996, the Bradenton/Sarasota (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Links have been actively serving Manatee and Sarasota counties. We are committed to organizing and supporting educational, cultural, and civic activities that enhance our community. Our national programs have provided enriching experiences for youth who are educationally disadvantaged and talented, as well as those who are gifted.

As a result of our fundraising efforts, we have awarded over $50,000 in scholarships. We have built five schools in South Africa and continue to empower youth through various programs and partnerships.