Mardi Gras

The Mardi Gras event began in the 1980s. It was a unique approach to fundraising. Instead of the traditional white tablecloths and formal attire, the room was filled with colorful tables, beautiful costumes, and a New Orleans-style second line. The Mardi Gras fundraiser was quite popular and continued into the late 1990s.

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Mardi Gras programs 1996 and 1998.

Mardi Gras Party Fundraiser, 1997.
Left, below: Mardi Gras Party attendees, including Lou Bellamy, Dr. Josie Johnson and Pete Williams, 1997.
Right: Links member Marcia Murray leading the second line.

Left  to right: Links member Lorraine Griffin Johnson, Marion Kennon, Jayne Khalifa, Marcia Murray, Wenda Moore, and Angela Kaiser in 1997.

Left: Links member Pam Alexander, J.D., dancing with a festive parasol in 1997.
Right: Links member Jayne Khalifa at the Mardi Gras Party Fundraiser, 1997.

Quarantine Blues

This 2020 virtual wine tasting fundraiser continued to raise funds for scholarships and programming.

It was one of the most successful chapter fundraisers to date. The model has been adopted by other Links chapters, sororities and fraternities, and social organizations