GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER, THE LINKS, INCORPORATED CELEBRATES
66 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE 2016 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION SPIRIT AWARDS LUNCHEON
HONORING EMMY-WINNING JOURNALIST AND COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT
JACQUELINE ADAMS AND GOOGLE’S VP OF ACCESS STRATEGY AND EMERGING MARKETS
DR. MARIAN ROGERS CROAK
The Women of Distinction Spirit Awards Luncheon is the annual, signature fundraising event of the Greater New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Each year, the Luncheon – which features an elegant fashion show, live music and vendor’s showcase – draws over 800 influencers from New York’s business, civic, social service, philanthropic and cultural sectors in support of the Chapter’s work in Services to Youth, the Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. This year’s Luncheon will honor Emmy Award-winning journalist and communications consultant Jacqueline Adams and technology pioneer Dr. Marian Rogers Croak, Vice President of Access Strategy and Emerging Markets for Google.
Among the highlights will be the popular Vendor Showcase, beginning at 11:00 AM and a spring fashion show. Barbara North-Lightning and Victoria James are the 2016 Luncheon Chairs. Luncheon Vice-Chairs are Kaylyn Johnson Chandler, DeNora M. Getachew, Icema D. Gibbs, Lynn K. Law, Katrina McGhee, Gerri Warren-Merrick, Rhonda R. Mims, Johnita Walker Mizelle, Helen C. Shelton and Linda Zango-Haley.
“The 2016 Women of Distinction Spirit Awards Luncheon will celebrate Greater New York’s 66 years of signature service, while honoring two accomplished women whose commitment to excellence in journalism and technology, respectively, have made a difference in our world today, “ says Rhonda Joy McLean, President of the Greater New York Chapter of The Links.
“We could think of no better way to honor our past and forge our future than to celebrate the achievements of Jacqueline Adams and Dr. Marian Rogers Croak as we continue to forge ahead with our mission of uplifting our community.”
In addition to the honorees, other notable attendees at the Luncheon include Link Natalie Fant, Eastern Area Director, The Links, Incorporated.
About the Greater New York Chapter, The Links, Incorporated
Established in 1946, The Links, Incorporated, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who, linked in friendship, are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African-Americans and persons of African descent. The Links, Incorporated is a not-for-profit organization, which consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color in 282 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Bahamas.
Greater New York Chapter, founded in 1949, was the first chapter chartered in New York and comprises members from all five boroughs in New York City and from Long Island. Under the leadership of President, Rhonda Joy McLean, Greater New York Chapter is committed to fostering community outreach in the New York metropolitan area through quality programs with a long-term impact on the well-being and enrichment of African-Americans and other traditionally underserved communities. For the past several years, Greater New York has focused heavily on enhancing the lives of those who have been victimized by domestic and family violence.