Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of the Links Inc. to Host 10th Biennial Holiday Gala Honoring Reginald Van Lee and Dawn Davis

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MEDIA CONTACT: The Terrie Williams Agency Jennifer Jones, 212-316-0305 (New York, November 18, 2014)

On Sunday, December 14, 2014, the Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorporated (MML) will host its tenth biennial holiday gala at New York’s City’s iconic Gotham Hall from 4-8pm. This year’s theme, The Power of Partnerships, reflects the continued collaboration between MML and its community partners to transform the lives of children and families in the village of Harlem. Since 1988, MML has created an impressive track record of community service and programming by focusing on the core areas of its mission- Services to Youth, the Arts, Health and Wellness, International Trends and National Trends. MML has worked tirelessly to promote educational excellence, opportunity and resilience among its target stakeholders and cultural institutions. This year, MML is proud to honor Reginald Van Lee, Executive Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, with the 2014 Corporate Leadership Award, for his enthusiastic and invaluable support of artistic and cultural organizations in NYC; and the Visionary Award recipient is Dawn Davis, whose impeccable credentials, astute judgment and vision enabled her to create a new publishing imprint within the Atria Publishing Group of Simon and Schuster, where she is Vice President and Publisher of 37INK. Both honorees have made their mark on Harlem, and the world. “Dawn and Reginald’s philanthropic efforts and unwavering support have contributed to the transformation of many lives throughout the years,” stated MML Chapter President Inez N. Richardson. The Metro-Manhattan (NY) Chapter of the Links, Inc., (MML) has served the Harlem community for the past 26 years. By leveraging the power of friendship and longstanding community relationships, MML has successfully executed its core mission to create transformative programs that improve the quality of life for children and families in its service area. Chapter members, an impressive cross-section of New York City’s most successful African-American professional women, volunteer more than 3,000 hours a year in support of MML’s valuable efforts.


Proceeds from this year’s gala and silent auction will fund MML’s exceptional programs and provide grants that serve the Harlem community in five focus areas: Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. Details of each of these initiatives can be found at

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