The Chairman of the Ubuntu Fund, Andrew Rolfe, held the 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Gala Dinner in order to raise money for the school campus located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The school is that location currently supports about 2,000 children. This is one of the organization’s newest projects and they hope to bring adequate medical and academic support to the impoverished people who live there. They were trying to raise enough money to be able to add a pediatric clinic to the school campus and also to increase the number of students they are able to support. They reached there goal and almost raise one million dollars. Over 300 people attended the Gala and there were several past students and others closely related to the Ubuntu Fund that attended and made speeches.
One of the these speakers was Sinesipho Rabidyani, a woman that was awarded a scholarship in the Ubuntu school system and was able to get away from her alcoholic father and receive an excellent education. She was just accepted into law school and credits her success in life to the Ubuntu Fund for giving her the help she needed when she had no one else. The final speech was by the founder of Ubuntu Fund and CEO Jacob Lief. He has dedicated the last 20 years of his life to working with this organization and fully believes in its potential to help young children achieve success.
Andrew Rolfe is currently the Managing Director at Towerbook Capital Partners. He attended Harvard Business School and earned his Master’s degree in Business Economics there. He also attended the University of Oxford where he got his bachelor of arts degree. He graduated from Harvard in 1992 and immediately began working and gaining experience.
In 2003, Andrew joined the GAP company family and became the President of their International Division. He worked in San Francisco but was in charge of making sure all the international stores were performing as expected. He was responsible for leading the company forward in international growth and watched over the stores in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan.