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Lombard and White to be honored for achievements, contributions and commitment to community service

3/9/2012, 3:14 p.m.

The Greater New York Chapter of the Links will present its 62nd annual Women of Distinction Spirit Awards Luncheon on Saturday, April 7 at the scenic Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City, 23rd Street and the Hudson River.

Honoring Tanya Leah Lombard, AT&T's vice-president of public affairs, and Essence magazine Editor-in-Chief Constance C.R. White, the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The popular vendor showcase will open at 11 a.m. and the Awards Program and Luncheon will begin at 12 p.m. Co-chairs for the 2012 Women of Distinction Spirit Award Luncheon are Donna Jones and Rhonda Joy McLean.

Luncheon vice-chairs are Mignon Espy-Edwards, Sharne C. Jackson and Barbara North-Lightning. Corporate sponsor- ship levels for the event range from $5,000 to $25,000, and individual tickets are $200 each.

Tickets are available at www. greaternewyorklinksinc.org. "It is with great pleasure that the Greater New York Chapter of the Links Incorporated announces our 62nd annual Women of Distinction Spirit Awards Luncheon and Honorees," said Gerri Warren-Merrick, president of the Greater New York Chapter. "Tanya Leah Lombard and Constance C.R. White embody the character, vision, humanity and humility that are an inspiration as well as a great service to us all.

We are delighted to recognize Tanya and Constance for their vision and for their commitment to serving our community."