The West Palm Beach Chapter of the Links Incorporated will host its 40th White Rose Scholarship benefit on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the International Polo Club in Wellington. This year’s theme, “Harlem Renaissance: A Casino Affair,” celebrates the vibrant and artistic African-American heritage and legacy.
The WPB Links has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving college-bound students studying various art media, from dance and visual arts to operatic music. In the last two years, thanks to the generous donations from corporate sponsors and community supporters, the WPB Links awarded more than $63,000 in scholarships.
Prior recipients have gone on to attend Julliard and compete on the TV program “So You Think You Can Dance.”
“We invite the community to join us for our annual fundraiser where we will honor and celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to this great nation’s history, art and culture, while raising funds to benefit the community. We are approaching our 50th anniversary and look forward to serving this community for years to come,” WPB Links President Kalinthia Dillard said.
Event co-chair Sandra Powery agreed. “This year’s scholarship benefit will be an affair unlike anything we’ve done before,” she said. “Join us for food, entertainment, live music and 1920s cocktail attire. It will be a night you do not want to miss.”
Corporate sponsors include Perry Ellis International Inc.; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart and Shipley; Universal Property & Casualty; Lillian Glenn Lewis; Norvell IP LLC; the Samuel J. and Connie M. Frankino Charitable Foundation; Akerman LLP; and the Florida Power & Light Company.