Our Chapter History

Who We Are

  

The Anchorage Chapter was chartered on May 4, 2001, inducting twenty-five (25) members. As a young organization, the chapter accomplished the sponsoring of "Two Living Voices: The Right to Dream" at the Anchorage Museum of History and Arts in 2001 and the Arts exhibit - "Young Expression A11 Youth Juries Art Exhibition" at the Mountain View Recreation Center. In recent years, the chapter has been jurors for youth art exhibits, sponsored "Family Day” at the museum and most recently co-sponsored the presentation of the Pacific Northwest Pioneers Exhibit.

In concert with the The Links, Incorporated program initiatives, the chapter has held three Walk-A-Thons in which money was raised for breast cancer awareness and donated to the 1oca1 American Cancer Society,. For at least four years the chapter has partnered with the "Pink Ice" project to support breast awareness through the YWCA. 


Under International Trends and Services, the chapter has participated in the Black Dol1 Project, Mama Kits, Education Across the Miles and made two shipments of "care packages" to soldiers in lraq. Local charity consists of providing necessity items to the local women and children AWAIC shelter and teens of the Covenant House shelter, food donation to Bean's Café and Brother Francis Shelter and Kids Kitchen. The chapter has awarded in excess of over 20,000 in academic scholarships and community awards. In recent years, the chapter has partnered with the Anchorage Health Fair Association sponsoring Health Fairs in which approximately 400 residents were served with flu shots and blood work. The chapter continued to reach out to the community through their program, "Healthy Family: Mind, Body and Soul".


The chapter's signature fundraiser, Annual Morning of Relaxed Elegance, highlighted the chapter's program focus and presentation of local youth talent. Awards and recognition have been many, including a Proclamation from the Mayor's office recognizing the chapter for its active participation in the commemorations of the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka, a United States Supreme Court case that rendered unconstitutional state laws that provided for separate public schools based on race.

Anchorage Chapter of the Links , Incorporated
Charter Members
Anchorage Chapter of the Links , Incorporated Charter Members