• Fri. Jun 9th, 2023

Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Presents A Virtual Event Honoring 70 years of service “CELEBRATING OUR JOURNEY”


Joyce Beatty. Photo provided

Cincinnati, OH- The Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated welcomes the Greater Cincinnati community and supporters from around the country to celebrate more than 70 years of service, during their virtual event, “Celebrating Our Journey.”  This re-imagined fundraiser (postponed from last year at the onset of the pandemic)  for the Cincinnati (OH) Chapter takes place on Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. via ZOOM.  The evening will highlight more than seven decades of transformational service in the Greater Cincinnati area by distinguished chapter members.

The Honorable Joyce Beatty, a U.S. Representative from Columbus, Ohio and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be honored by chapter members during the “Celebrating our Journey” event. There will be entertainment by musical guests, Chris Walker and Will Downing. Tickets are $35.00 per person and available online at www.cincinnatilinks.org.  

Dr. Shelley Jefferson Hamler, is the president of The Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. Cynthia Booth, president & CEO of COBCO Enterprises, is the event chair.

Hear from titans in the community representing every sector and professional field, who make up the chapter membership as they tell in their own words the history of the volunteer service organization, created to ensure the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. Proceeds from the virtual celebration benefit the programs and services of the Cincinnati (OH) Chapter including the Links Leadership Academy for Girls, and the Youth Docent Program at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The Cincinnati Chapter chartered on March 30, 1950, over the course of the past 71 years, designed and executed transformational programming within five facets: Arts, Health and Wellness, International Trends and Services, National Trends and Services, and Services to Youth. Through their programs, the Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of The Links, Inc. has positively impacted thousands of people in our region and contributed more than $1.2 million back into the community.