We are pleased to announce that the Honorary Chairpersons for “Round XXII” are Ms. Lueretha Slack and Mr. Mark D. Cooks. Ms Slack is VP-Texas, North Texas CRA Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the North Texas CRA department. Ms. Slack manages the charitable contribution budget; establishes and manages relationships with community-based agencies, non-profit, governmental and faith-based organizations. Mark D. Cooks is a senior vice president and community banking district manager for Wells Fargo Bank in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for managing business units with multiple store locations that provide retail and business products. Mr. Cooks has over three decades of financial service experience.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mid-Cities Chapter’s Scholarship Fund and other community service projects, most notably those focused on Science, Technology, Math and Engineering for underserved youth.
In its 22nd successful year, the Mid-Cities (TX) Chapter of The Links, Inc. event continues to capture the interest of the Metroplex community, civic and business leaders. Last year’s 21st Anniversary event drew over 850 supporters and we are now on track to meet or exceed that number of guests for the August 16.
This year’s corporate supporters will include Comerica Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Prime Lending, Bank of Texas, Chase, Bill Bowen, HMB Development, AT&T, Del Pro Properties, the Law Offices of Erika N. Salter, Education Is Freedom, Moroch, Bank of America, Attorney Douglas C. Greene (the Greene Law Firm), First Southwest, JD & Associates, Arvarita Williams, Texas Pulmonary Sleep Center, BNSF Railway, and LeGrand State Farm.
General Chairpersons of the event are Erika Salter and Cherry Elder. Chapter President, Marnese Elder, acknowledges the community and corporate supporters of this event in saying, “This event marks twenty-two years of community support and corporate partnership for the unique services and programs offered to children and their families by the Mid-Cities (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Through generous donations and loyal patronage of this event and our Chapter, The Links, Incorporated continuously provides valuable resources, scholarships and educational programs for those who need our aid in the Arlington, Grand Prairie and Irving communities. We extend our gratitude and humble acknowledgement to our patrons and supporters for making this event a success.”
The Links, Inc. is an international organization, founded more than 60 years ago, by women of African descent, to make a positive impact on their communities. Through the years, The Links, Inc. has raised millions of dollars for worthy causes including education, health care, arts and youth programs.