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Transforming Communities: Fulfilling Our Purpose!

Cream City (WI) Chapter of the Links Incorporated has a nearly 30-year tradition of transforming our community through service. This website highlights some of that service provided locally and globally, from supporting and aiding local Milwaukee public schools, to partnering with Engineers Without Borders to build a bridge in the Cameroon to allow villagers to access medical care. Our members are service minded with a heart to serve those in need. As one of 289 chapters internationally that assists with funding our philanthropic arm, The Links Foundation, Incorporated has provided five $1 million grants to organizations whose missions advance health,  socio-economic development, and civic and cultural enrichment. In 2018, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was the fifth $1 million grantee preceded by the Smithsonian in 2013 to build the African American Museum of History and Culture. For additional information please visit our national website at: http://linksinc.org/.


Terry Gardner-Smith 

President, Cream City (WI) Chapter 

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The Links, Incorporated, in 2018, celebrated 72 years as a women’s volunteer service organization committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

THE ARTS

Leslie Luther*

Clara Keal**

Dr. Mae O. Beard

Dr. Dorsey Kendrick 

Pauli Taylorboyd

Sheree Dallas Branch

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Dr. Lyah Holmes*

Berthena Faye Brister**

Edwina A. Beanum

Alicia Love Jackson

Florida Perry-Smith​

Dr. Enid Trotman-Anyanwu

Dr. Josie Veal 

INTERNATIONAL TRENDS & SERVICES

Linda Jackson Cocroft*

Alkatrine Patterson Iyasele**

Dr. Christlyn A. Frederick-Stanley

Terry Gardner-Smith

NATIONAL TRENDS & SERVICES

Dr. Berdie Cowser*

LaKeshia Myers**

Jennifer Armon

Adrienne N. Cooper

Florence Dukes

​Julietta Henry

SERVICES TO YOUTH

Jacquelyn A. Rice*

Keona Jones**

Jenice Burrell

Dora Clayton-Jones

​Deidra Y.A. Edwards

Vivian C. Mays

Jacqueline Russell


*Chair **Co-Chair

2018 – 2020 CREAM CITY (WI) Chapter Officers

President

Terry Gardner-Smith 


​Vice-President of Membership

​Jennifer Armon


Vice-President ​of Programs

Dr. Christlyn Frederick-Stanley


Recording Secretary

Edwina A. Beanum


Financial Secretary

Alkatrine Iyasele 


Treasurer

Julietta Henry

Corresponding Secretary



​Chaplain

Dr. Mae O. Beard 


Archivist

Florence Dukes 


Parliamentarian

Berthena Faye Brister


Immediate Past President

​Deidra Y. A. Edwards 

OUR FACETS

  • The Arts
  • Health & Human Services
  • International Trends & Services
  • National Trends & Services
  • Services To Youth