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The Denver Chapter, The Links, Incorporated

 Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service

Thank you for your interest in The Denver Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.  We are one of 276 chapters of The Links, Incorporated, an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership of The Links, Incorporated consists of 12,000 professional women of color,  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.

The Denver Chapter, The Links, Incorporated was founded in 1952 by Fairfax Holmes and with assistance from Edith Hawkins and Geraldine Lightner. For over 60 years, we have served the local Denver, national and international communities by developing, delivering and sustaining relevant community programs across our national program facet areas:  National Trends, International Trends, Services to Youth, The Arts and Health & Human Services. Today, The Denver Chapter, The Links, Incorporated includes over 45 active members engaged in delivering over 5000 volunteer service hours annually.  

Additionally, the Denver Chapter has contributed over $1,000,000  to support local, national and international organizations that educate and enrich the lives of others. Notable contributions include over $250,000 in college scholarships for local high school students,and a gift of $50,000 to help establish the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library in Denver.

To learn more about The Denver Chapter, The Links, Incorporated visit us online at www.denverlinksinc.org.

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