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Westchester County (NY) Chapter,

The Links


Linked in Friendship,

Connected in Service

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Welcome to The Westchester County (NY) Chapter,
The Links, Incorporated Website



Terry A. Joyner


Chapter History

The Links, Incorporated was founded in 1946 and incorporated as a national organization in 1951. The Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links was established on June 10, 1950 and chartered by eight Westchester women committed to serving youth. Our charter members were Vera Randolph, the chapter’s First President, Thelma Austin, Johnye English, Marion Allen, Andre Delaney, Ruby Talbot, Orville Lambert and Hermine Pair.

Our 70th year coincided with the Covid-19 Pandemic, and our celebration of the anniversary became virtual like so many other events. Our chapter has used creativity to come up with ways of providing service to the community in a “socially-distanced” way just one of the new terms that we have come to learn in this unprecedented year.

Since the chapter was established, it has continued to maintain the basic tenets of the national organization’s objective to impact people of African descent. The chapter’s community service is focused on five major facets Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, Health and Human Services and the Arts.

Over the years, the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links has made its impact felt in several areas of vital importance, including Health and Human Services; The Arts; National Trends and Services; International Trends and Services, and Service to Youth. Its 57 members continue to meet the needs of local African-American communities: The Chapter was tasked
with implementing The Links, Incorporated’s signature program, “Project Lead High Expectations,” focused on Education Advancement, Healthy Habits and Family Unity. The
Westchester Chapter’s L.I.F.E. and Young Achievers Mentoring Programs have received national and area recognition. In addition, its partnerships with schools, corporations, and organizations –including the Association of Community Based Artists of Westchester Incorporated, Cecil H. Parker Elementary School, Colgate Bright, Smiles Bright Futures, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mount Vernon High School, Neuberger Museum of Art, New Rochelle High School, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Sister To Sister International, Theodore Young Community Center, Wartburg, Women’s Leadership Institute, Woodlands Middle High School and Malik Fraternity – have enabled the Westchester County (NY) Chapter of The Links to expand its programming and services to meet the needs of life in the 21st century.
“As women personifying and devoted to excellence, we recognize our power and responsibility to promote positive change, said Terry A. Joyner, President, Westchester County (NY) Chapter.
“For 70 years, we have lifted people up. We’ve helped them stand on their feet and run towards their dreams.  As we celebrate our longevity, we also take pride in the difference this
organization has made in the lives of our people.” 

During these unprecedented times we have shifted and reimagined our ways of providing service to the Westchester community. Please safe safe and healthy.

With sincere appreciation, The Westchester County (NY) Chapter, The Links, would like to acknowledge and thank you for your support in our endeavors as we vigorously seek to cultivate and advance the lives of others. We encourage you to become one of our partners in service and friendship.

The impact of our programmatic initiatives can be found on our website.

Visit our website often to stay abreast of our activities in service to the Westchester County (NY) community.

In Friendship and Service

Terry A. Joyner, President




Chapter President
Terry A. Joyner

Vice President
Hillary A.Fleming

Recording Secretary
Mary L. Graves

Corresponding Secretary
Maxine Jeffers


Carol Morales Riggs

Financial Secretary
Lisa Stenson Desamours


Immediate Past President

F. Dianne Young


Scholarship Application 2021    2021 Scholarship Application Packet.pdf


Our Events


 70th Chapter Anniversary -

June 10, 2020

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When We All Votehttps://youtu.be/qLvA5MxXxO8



The Karolyn Thomas & Florence Scott Book Fair and Reading Enrichment Program 



The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 16,000 professional women of African descent in 300 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Our core values are friendship, integrity, honesty, service, commitment, family relationships, courage, respect for self and others, legacy, confidentiality, responsibility, and accountability. The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders.

The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.



Java and Jazz fundraising event
The Java and Jazz fundraising event was established to raise awareness of the services that we provide to the Westchester community.


Westchester County (NY) Chapter
of The Links, Incorporated
Address: P.O. Box 631, White Plains, NY 10602
Email: [email protected]

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