The Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host their 7th Annual Community Recognition and Scholarship Jazz Brunch where they will honor five individuals and one organization for their tremendous contributions to the greater Madison community. The event, which is the Chapter’s major fundraiser and benefits local, talented students of African American descent who aspire to higher education, will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 E. Washington Ave.

Proceeds will benefit the Chapter to award scholarships in 2017. The Links present those scholarships to students at their annual African-American Student Recognition Program at Madison College in May. This is one of their most important student-related endeavors where the Madison Links present almost 1,000 certificates of recognition to K-12 African-American students — elementary, middle, and high school — in the local area upon recommendation by their teachers.