We thank each of you for your continued support throughout 2020. Despite all the curveballs 2020 threw at us, LINC was able to continuously support the Atlanta community when it needed us the most. We thank you for your commitment to volunteerism, education, developing the youth of our community, and to our community’s goal for economic stability.

As a membership, we achieved a lot this year. With your help, we contributed to United Way of Greater Atlanta’s success in raising $25 Million for the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, as well as $1 Million that has been raised for the United for Racial Equity and Healing Fund. We switched from gathering as young professionals in-person for happy hour to coming together at YPL’s and LINC’s virtual socials where I continue to see the creativity of our committees shine as they come up with new experiences and games to share with us. Over the summer, LINC and YPL put together 256 shoeboxes full of toiletries to be distributed to shelters around Atlanta, a benchmark we hope to surpass in 2021.

As the LINC Board, we’ve seen heightened engagement from you all as members. We’ve seen more friendly faces at committee meetings where your ideas have sparked new energy into our monthly planning. Thank you.

2021 will continue to bring us new challenges, but hopefully it will also bring some level of a return to normalcy. In February we will shift our focus to United Way’s Brighter Futures and in April, College & Career Readiness. We look forward to brining you all some awesome virtual events and volunteerism opportunities.

Thank you again from myself and the LINC Board. Happy holidays, and have a fantastic New Year,

Sincerely,

Rose Reardon

2020-2021 LINC Atlanta Chair

Want to connect with Rose? Message her at linc@unitedwayatlanta.org

Hello LINC Atlanta! While the world is ever changing around us, this community has continued to prove that it goes above and beyond to support each other in times of uncertainty. We as LINC Atlanta look forward to bringing the same level of leadership, impact, networking, and change as our years past.

Our upcoming year will be filled with monumental change across the nation and in Greater Atlanta. United Way is continuing its steadfast mission to bring the Greater Atlanta community the resources it needs to succeed, including you as LINC members.

Having been a part of LINC for almost four years, I know our Board will continue to bring Atlanta the kindness, activism, and desire to be active and get hands-on. As the 2020-2021 LINC Board Chair, I’m looking forward to our network growing and getting to know each other over the next 12 months. The individuals that comprise our young professional networks continuously challenge perspectives, bring fresh ideas to the table, and deliver on the need to tangibly transform this city we all call home.

In LINC, we look to connect young professionals with each other, the community, and impact opportunities that speak to their purpose. Whether your focus is on growing your professional network, solving needs around the city, or growing as a young voice in a large community, we look forward to lending a helping a hand in all of it. To help you achieve your goals, over the next 12 months we’ll host a number of virtual events, identify both virtual and non-virtual volunteer opportunities, and get to know one another as we all develop both personally and professionally.

Our year will be one to remember and I look forward to working with each of you to brighten our city. I urge you to reach-out with questions, or just to say hi. And while this year will look different than others, I look forward to LINC bringing the same positive energy and attitude it has always had as we kick-off the year.

Sincerely,

Rose Reardon

2020-2021 LINC Atlanta Chair

Want to connect with Rose? Message her at linc@unitedwayatlanta.org