The Ubuntu Education Fund recently held a fundraising event. They had set a target of $972,000 for the 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Gala Dinner. The funds that were raised will be directed towards the campus of the school that the non-profit built in Port Elizabeth, SA. There are plans to build a pediatric clinic and to accommodate disadvantaged children from around the community. The event went on for the whole night. They were able to raise the funds that they required.
Andrew Rolfe is the chairman of the board of the Ubuntu Education Fund. The non-profit organization supports children in Cape Town, South Africa who come from needy families. It works with the families of the children and the community to come up with a plan that is tailored for each child. Rolfe was the host of the three hundred guests who attended. The guests enjoyed tasty dishes and a performance by a Xhosa Choir. Two students that had benefited from the Ubuntu Fund were invited to the dinner as special guests.
Sinesipho Rabidyani said that the Ubuntu Fund had changed her life right from the moment they offered her a scholarship. She stated that she would not have been able to join law school if it was not for their support. The auction was conducted by Charlie Ross who is an auctioneer from Britain. Some of the items that were up for auction included a portrait by Nelson Makamo and paintings done by Dom Pattinson.
Rolfe has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Economics, and Politics from the University of Oxford. He went on to join Harvard where he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration. Andrew Rolfe started his career as a vice president at Pepsi Cola. He worked here for five years. Vinny then joined Pret a Manger as the chief executive officer and chair of the board. Rolfe stayed here for five years. He eventually joined Gap Inc. at the start of 2004. He worked for the company as the president of its international operations. Rolfe joined Towerbrook Capital Partners as the Head of U.S Private Equity and MD in January 2006.