The Links Foundation, Incorporated’s annual Legislative Luncheon provides the forum for an important national conversation on issues impacting the progress of the black community, as well as educating and mobilizing voters.
The 2019 event theme, Transforming Communities Through Our Voice, Our Vote, Our Power, reflects the organization’s focus on empowering voters, and issues a call to action to get people to the polls. Congressman Lewis received the organization’s Trailblazer Award in recognition of his life’s work in the civil rights, social justice, and political arenas. In honor of a distinguished judicial career and the historic achievement of becoming the first African-American woman to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, the honorable Cheri Beasley was bestowed a Presidential Citation.
About the Link Awards
The Links Foundation, Incorporated is the philanthropic arm of The Links, Incorporated, an organization of professional women of color located throughout the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. The Foundation was established in 1979 to enhance and expand the philanthropic endeavors of The Links, Incorporated. The Links, Incorporated has a long tradition of promoting and engaging in educational, civic and inter-cultural activities in order to enrich the lives of members of the communities we serve.
The Foundation provides grants tinnovative programs that address problems to be solved, or opportunities to be seized, that are of regional, national or international significance. It has served The Links, Incorporated well as the conduit for grant support for special programs. Under Foundation guidelines, grants are made to support the five program facets of The Links, Incorporated which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Ser vices, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.