Past Events in 2021

From Inspiration to Activism: A Personal Journey Through Obama’s Presidential Campaign

Online Presentation by Mary Sollinger, Winner of the Chicago’s Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award

Friday, March 26th
Online via Zoom (link to be provided morning of event)

Mary served on the National Finance Committee for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and for President Joe Biden in 2020. In addition to fundraising, Mary has also done fieldwork in Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, and was an Obama delegate in the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National Conventions.

You will hear about her experiences helping Barack Obama win Wisconsin in 2008 in her book From Inspiration to Activism. Her insights into grassroots organizing and political fundraising have never been more important, as we enter an era of political uncertainty and change at both a local and national level.

Not only will Mary be sharing her experience, but she has generously offered to mail a paperback copy of her book to any guests who donates $20.

*This activity is primary intended to promote insight into historic education on the African American experience and NOT intended to promote partisan politics.

Recap of Recent Events in 2019 and 2020

The Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Health and Human Services Facet Educational Services: Focus on Mental Health Issues (The S Word movie screening)


Please Seek Help…

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts please seek help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat online. If you are experiencing a substance misuse problem please seek help. Call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Thank you to our co-sponsors:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Psychology Department

NAMI Dane County

Thank you to our Community and Supporters

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Madison Hotel | Madison, Wisconsin, we enjoyed jazz music and honored esteemed community members. Tickets to our 2019 Scholarship & Community Recognition Jazz Brunch were SOLD OUT! Scholarship funds have been awarded to our 2020 Scholars. However, this program is ongoing and you may still donate if you wish. Proceeds benefit of The Links Foundation, Incorporated supports our scholarships and programs.

Dear Potential Sponsor or Donor:

The Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated have awarded over $160,000 in scholarships, U.S. Savings Bonds and bookstore gift cards to more than 500 students. This annual event serves as the primary funding source for our scholarship program. Proceeds from this Scholarship & Community Recognition Jazz Brunch enabled our chapter to award scholarships in 2020. Additional donations will allow our chapter to award scholarships in 2021. The Links are able to achieve this mission because of the generosity of individuals and corporate sponsors like you.

Because of our 501 (c) (4) status, donated amounts payable to “The Links Foundation, Incorporated” are tax deductible to the extent of the law. The good news is that, as a donation only, the entire amount of your donation may be tax deductible.

Thank you for your consideration! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

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Middle School Girls’ Conference

We will post photographs from this event as they become available. Thank you for your interest.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
“Yes, I Can! Yes, I Will!”
Middle School Girls’ Conference
Sparks Building
Madison, WI