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The Links, Incorporated and the Fayetteville Chapter


National (Click Here)

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 17,000 professional women of African descent in 299 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. 

Area (Click Here): The Links, Incorporated Southern Area currently includes 84 chapters across seven states and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Members of the Southern Area hail from Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Our goal remains to enhance, sustain and preserve the culture, health and economic viability of African Americans and people of color .


Local Chapter

The Fayetteville (NC) Chapter was founded February 11, 1951 as the 32nd chapter of The Links, Incorporated. It has served Cumberland County and surrounding areas with distinction ever since.  Charter members included Elizabeth Cameron, Ebbie Dorsay, Inez Ealey, Candice Johnson, Evelyn Groves, Juanita Lewis, Hilda Porter, Geneva Robinson, Beulah Quick, and Jessye Vick.  The bond of friendship and the collective vision of these ten women would set the foundation for voluntarism and philanthropy for the next 60+ years, affecting positive change in the Fayetteville community.

Greetings from the President

The Fayetteville (NC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is now in its 72nd year of existence with a proud history and legacy in the community we serve. Currently, we have 36 active members who collectively and diligently provide service and support to organizations and individuals in the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and surrounding areas often referred to as the Sandhills or Cape Fear region.


Our mission is to foster friendship and service with a focus on national and international issues and needs in the areas of education, youth, health, humanity, the arts and more.

The People That Make It Possible

Officers & Program Leadership

Officers & Facet Chairs  2020-2022

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Juanette Council


Maria Adams

Vice President

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Shirley Burt-Chrishon

Recording Secretary

Alice Kendrick



Sajata Strong

Financial Secretary

DeSandra Washington

Corresponding Secretary


E. Annette Lanier


Helane Church


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Deb Patillo

Facet Chair

The Arts

Yvette Stokes

Facet Chair

Services to Youth

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Angela Stewart

Facet Chair  

National Trends and Services

Pam Jackson

Facet Chair

International Trends and Services


Sandy Thomas-Montilus

Facet Chair

Health and Human Services

Tara Brown


Program Committee

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