Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, PNC Bank, The Durham (NC) Chapter of The Links Incorporated in partnership with The Links Foundation, Incorporated (a 501 c 3 organization) will host a virtual event, An Evening of North Carolina Sounds”, Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $45 each. The event is poised to surprise and delight with Jazz, R&B, Pop, GoGo, Gospel and Hip Hop! It will benefit those in need in our communities through our philanthropic services and gifts. It will feature artists from our state and nation representing various musical genres.

Our organizations have a deep commitment to positively impact the local community by delivering quality programs that are aligned with our National’s organization’s mission and vision. Chapter members contribute their creative energy, professional expertise and individual passion towards the execution of community service programs within our Five (5) Program Facets: Service To Youth; The Arts; National Trends and Services; International Trends and Services; and Health and Human Services.

This is an exciting time to fundraise for our causes in our communities in a more creative manner. “An Evening of North Carolina Sounds” event is poised to draw hundreds of community and civic-minded influencers for an evening of celebration, music and philanthropy for a cause.

Artist scheduled to perform include National Recording Artist and Celebrity DJ, MC Lyte. Legendary lyricist, DJ, voice over talent, actress, entertainer and icon, MC Lyte is still making the crowds move across the globe. MC Lyte first appeared on the scene in 1988 with her debut album Lyte As A Rock. At the tender age of 17 she began schooling other MCs in the art of rhyme, and since that time she has proven that greatness always prevails with a total of ten albums (9 plus a “GREATEST HITS”) to her credit. Lyte is the FIRST rap artist ever to perform at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall and the FIRST female rapper to ever receive a gold single. Lyte serves as a beautiful example that females can rock the mic just as good and oftentimes even better than men. Lyte’s lyrical skills have also been tapped into by Hollywood. She co-wrote and performed the television theme songs for Fox’s “Dark Angel” and BET’s “Holla.”

Funds raised from our charity event have been contributed to over five scholarship programs, including the Chapter’s special endowment at North Carolina Central University. Other programs and/or organizations that received contributions are:  Community Health Coalition; Family Moving Forward; Stem Program; Merrick Washington Braille Magazine; Special Mentoring Programs (LEAP/LSEP at NCCU) and Summer Camp Initiatives.