From left: Event co-chair Jacqueline Jiles, event co-chair Ann Chapman, Dr. Aminta Breaux (Bowie State University president), Dana B. Stebbins, Mount Rose (MD) Links chapter president, and event co-chair Karen Williams Gooden (Courtesy of Alicia Adams)

The Mount Rose (MD) chapter of The Links, Incorporated held its’ first Holiday Musical Extravaganza fundraiser on Dec. 8 at The Camelot by Martin’s.

Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, national president of The Links, Incorporated (Courtesy of Alicia Adams)

Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, the National President of The Links, Incorporated, brought greetings to more than 400 guests.

The Mount Rose (MD) chapter of The Links, Incorporated (Courtesy of Alicia Adams)

“In the short time since The Mount Rose (MD) chapter was chartered in 2016, we have devoted thousands of volunteer hours to successfully develop programs that are growing and providing a significant benefit in Prince George’s County and Liberia. In addition to a $5,000 donation to the fine arts department of Maryland’s oldest HBCU, Bowie State University, funds from the inaugural fundraiser also help The Mount Rose chapter to continue providing impactful programming such as The Mount Rose National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Junior Chapter; The Mount Rose Heart Links Program; The Mount Rose Empower Her Program; and The Mount Rose Liberia Reading Place in West Africa,” said Dana B. Stebbins, Mount Rose (MD) chapter president.

Bowie State Gospel Choir (Courtesy of Alicia Adams)

The evening extravaganza was emceed by Tracee Wilkins of NBC4 Washington and featured performances by the Bowie State Gospel Choir, saxophonist Steven Garrison and the Johnny Steele Band. Mount Rose members Ann Chapman, Karen Gooden and Jaqueline Jiles co-chaired planning for the event.

Did you like this story?
Would you like to receive articles like this in your inbox? Free!

WI Guest Author

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *