LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Community Foundation (CCF) in Los Angeles today released the following statement on the passing of educator and community leader Winston Doby:
"It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Winston Doby, a figure in higher education, advocate for the poor and disadvantaged, and longtime volunteer in the Los Angeles community," said CCF President and CEO Antonia Hernandez. "We will miss his passion and devotion to the betterment of humanity."
Doby, vice chancellor of student affairs at UCLA for 20 years, was instrumental in the establishment of the African American Scholarship Fund at CCF in 2007. Each year, the fund provides renewable scholarships for African American freshmen admitted to UCLA, to cover loan and work study costs for eligible students, as well as funds for merit-based awards.
Most recently, Doby was a prominent member of the advisory committee to CCF which has identified key issues affecting young black men and boys on Los Angeles County and provided insights and guidance on a major initiative now in development to address them.
The California Community Foundation (CCF) is a public, charitable organization that has played several important roles in communities of Los Angeles County since 1915. It encourages philanthropy by individuals, families, companies and organizations, and serves as a steward of their funds and legacies. It also makes grants to nonprofits in the arts, education, health care, housing and neighborhoods, and human development. In addition, it engages in community problem solving through collaborations with others in the nonprofit, public and private sectors. For more information, visit calfund.org.
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SOURCE California Community Foundation