Monday, November 26, 2012

Metro-Manhattan NY Chapter of The Links, Incorporated to Honor JP Morgan Chase at Ninth Biennial Gala

Kathryn and Kenneth Chenault with young men from the Young Achievers mentoring program at a Metro-Manhattan NY Chapter of The Links, Inc event in 2010.

JP Morgan Chase to be honored for its philanthropic investments in the areas of community development, education and arts and culture

NEW YORK, NY – The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Chapter will host its ninth biennial gala, Realizing the Dream: Celebrating Excellence in Education and Leadership, on Sunday, December 9th beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.  The biennial gala will support the chapter’s hands-on programs and initiatives to prepare students for college-readiness, reduce health disparities, advance arts education and build leadership in the Greater Harlem community.

JP Morgan Chase will receive the 2012 Corporate Award for the firm’s dedication to making a positive difference in the communities where it operates.  Distinguished guests from New York City’s arts and entertainment, financial and political sectors will attend the benefit gala.  The evening affair will begin with an elegant cocktail reception, followed by dinner and dancing.

“The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Chapter is pleased to honor JP Morgan Chase with the 2012 Corporate Award for their philanthropic efforts," said Inez N. Richardson, president of the chapter.  “The firm’s philanthropic investments are directed toward three centers of excellence: community development, education and arts and culture.  These investments are closely aligned with the mission of our parent organization The Links, Incorporated and our chapter’s programs in serving the Harlem community.  We salute JP Morgan Chase for their efforts to make a lasting impact in underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world.”

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in1946.  Working closely with partners, sponsors and supporters, The Links, Incorporated is focused on creating transformational programming and impacting lives in communities of color.  The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated continues the mission of its parent organization through a variety of unique initiatives, programs and grants that focus on five areas: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.

Inez N. Richardson is the Gala Honorary Chair.  The Honorary Committee includes Monica Azare Davenport, Kimberly Davis, Hazel N. Dukes, Caroline Taylor Ellerson, Toni Fay, Carla Harris, Brenda Neal, Chrystie B. Price and Danyale Price.  The Gala Dinner Chair is LeShann DeArcy Hall. See last year's highlights here.

Ticket reservations and additional information are available at or call 202-302-7360.  Individual tickets begin at $250, table packages begin at $1,000.

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