The UCLA Black Alumni Association (UBAA) is the recipient of the 2018 UCLA Award for Network of the Year. This year marks their 50th anniversary of service to the UCLA community. Established in 1968, the organization was inspired by leaders such as former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley ’41 and the efforts that he and others like Larry Hollyfield ’73, Herschel Ramsey ’80 and UCLA Vice Chancellor emeritus Winston Doby ’63 initiated to organize alumni of color. UBAA’s vision is to achieve and maintain social, economic, political and educational equality by providing a vehicle to harness and channel the power of African American alumni and the community at large. The organization works to provide scholarships, advocacy, support and networking to UCLA African American alumni, students, faculty and community members. During the past decade, more than 500 donors have participated in the organization’s scholarship fundraising effort that has raised more $3.4 million dollars. This support has benefited more than 700 students with scholarships ranging from one year of support to multi-year scholarships of up to $40,000. Kelvin Tolbert ’85, president of the UBAA, and Bobby Grace ’84, chair of the UBAA Board of Directors, will accept the award on behalf of the network.