The Knoxville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

President Message

Home President Message

On behalf of the members of the Knoxville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, I welcome you to our website. The Links, Incorporated is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit volunteer service organizations in the nation. Established in 1946, our organization is comprised of 14,000 professional women of color in 284 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Our chapter has been serving the Knoxville community since 1970. We are extremely proud of 47 years of dedicated service to our local, national and international communities and glad that you are visiting our website to learn more about us.

In additional to our activities which cultivate friendship among our members, we serve our community by focusing on the five program facets of The Links, Incorporated—Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services, and Health and Human Services. We focus on the overall development of our youth through participation in career fairs, anti-bullying training and promotion of healthy and active lifestyles.

In 2017 we joined a community-wide initiative–Gathering Light: The Delaney Project–to highlight and celebrate the works of native Knoxvillians, the late Beauford and Joseph Delaney. We are working with the Knoxville Museum of Art to bring Beauford Delaney’s Paris exhibition and other works by Joseph and Beauford to Knoxville for an exhibition in 2019. The Delaney brothers are renowned artists who are recognized nationally and abroad. The Delaney Project is an effort to bring their work home to Knoxville.

Thank you for visiting with us. I invite you to view the pages of our website and to come back often to learn more about projects and the impact our service is having on the community through our various programmatic initiatives.

– Avice Reid