Presidents Welcome

Welcome to the website for The Fort Worth (TX) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated. We are a part of a national organization with over 12,000 civic-minded women. Founded in 1946, The Links, Incorporated is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

The Fort Worth (TX) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated, comprised of talented, influential, service-minded women, has been a part of the greater Fort Worth community for more than half a century. Our chapter was founded in 1959 by ten friends who were passionate about strengthening the community in which they lived. We continue the traditions established by our charter members and build on the legacy they have left as we focus on enriching the lives of youth, women and men in our community. We are indebted to those who came before us and laid the groundwork for us to lead with excellence and serve with grace.

We are excited to be a part of the vibrant Fort Worth community. Please enjoy our website to learn more about us.

Theresa Lyon, President Fort Worth (TX) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated

Commitment to Service

Our mission is to contribute to the formulation of a positive, productive and culturally diverse society. Working closely with our sponsors and supporters, The Fort Worth Chapter is focused on creating transformational programming and impacting lives in communities of color through Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services.

Committed to Friendship

The Links, Incorporated is built upon a legacy of friends providing service that changes lives, established by the original circle of nine friends in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1946. This legacy of friendship is alive and well – and it informs and supports our mission.

Community

The Links, Incorporated is a volunteer service organization comprised of many distinguished and talented women who, linked in friendship, enhance the quality of life in the larger community. The organization is committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry

Meet The Officers

Paulette Turner
President
Arlene Barnett
Arlene Barnett
Vice President, Membership
Pamela Dunlop-Gates
Vice President, Programs
Birdie Sadberry
Recording Secretary
Cynthia Joseph-Keller
Treasurer
Cynthia Odom
Financial Secretary
Shannon Alfred
Corresponding Secretary
Mattie Peterson Compton
Mattie Compton
Parliamentarian
Kendall Ferguson
Journalist
Paulette Turner
Historian/Archivist
Shannon Sims Alfred
Chaplain