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Alumni | Black Affinity Network

The mission of the Black Affinity Network (BAN) is to advance diversity and inclusion to permeate the fabric of the Babson community and have a meaningful impact on the experience of current and future students, while fostering strong connections among Babson’s black alumni.


Annual Events

For over 20 years, the Black Affinity Conference has been an opportunity for Black students, alumni, faculty, and staff to connect, build relationships, and collectively engage around the importance of strengthening diversity, inclusion, and equity, at Babson and beyond. 

Each conference is focused around a specific theme, offering panel and keynote sessions featuring an array of speakers. The weekend conference also celebrates our alumni, faculty, staff and friends through the , presented during the BAC Gala each year. 

Take a look at past conferences>>

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This student leadership retreat brings together alumni, students, faculty and staff for a weekend of professional development targeted towards BAN student leaders.

 Learn more, view photos, and read past retreat highlights >>

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The BAN Family Reunion is an annual event that coincides with Back to Babson weekend in September. This event brings our network together in one place enjoying good food, good music, good company, and lasting memories. 

View past reunion photos >>

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Get Involved

Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting BAN's mission, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends of the College.

If you would like to help strengthen the Babson Black Affinity Network and have an hour or two per month to devote to our work, we invite you to join us. We are currently soliciting alumni volunteers for our Alumni Advisors, our Admissions Ambassadors, and our committees.

Email blackaffinitynetwork@babson.edu or Gina Regonini, Senior Associate Director, Affinity Programs to learn more about this affinity group.

Your support directly impacts our annual progamming for alumni and students.

BAN 2017 Donor Impact Report (PDF)

BAN 2018 Donor Impact Report (PDF)

You can make a gift directly to BAN here or if you are interested in committing to a sponsorship, you can complete the BAN Sponsorship Commitment Form. To learn more ways to support The Black Affinity Network, reach out to Melissa Partridge, Director of Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy.

The Black Affinity Network works closely with campus partners to provide student programming and engagement.

Students have access to the Divine Nine, and several clubs and organizations such as The Black Student Union. BAN is proud to work closely with Babson students to ensure a postitive student experience.

For more information please contact:

   

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"BAN has helped better myself as a person"

Wes Woodson '20 shares how BAN impacted his student experience and provided a community of like minded peers.

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"A community that allows me to be authentically me"

For Sydney Logan '21, BAN allows her to explore her professional, personal, and academic endeavors, surrounded by a community that allows her to be authentically herself.

 Community in Action

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Official Black Wallstreet

Launched by Mandy Bowman '12, Official Black Wall Street is an app that makes finding and supporting black-owned businesses easier.

Learn more about her story and the app>>

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The Courage to Collide

Aaron Walton ’83 wants to shift the approach to diversity in the workplace, and he’s starting with his own company, advertising firm Walton Isaacson

Learn More>>

For more information about the Black Affinity Network, please contact Gina Regonini, Senior Associate Director, Affinity Programs & Annual Giving.

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