The charity gala held by the Ubuntu Education Fund was to help the children in Africa. The monetary goal was $972,960 to expand the campus at Port Elizabeth and make improvements to their pediatric clinic. The Ubuntu Fund helps in excess of 400,000 individuals in Africa with disadvantages. The Port Elizabeth campus helps with educational and health needs and was founded in 1999. The founders expanded to encompass hunger, health, home stability, nutrition, and so much more.
Some of the most well know socialites and philanthropists came from London to attend the gala. Andrew Rolfe was charming as the Chairman and welcomed everyone to the event. What reached the audiences emotions was the story of Sinesipho Rabidyani. She told the audience about her life, about how her father drank too much and the problems it caused for her family. She talked about how hard she studied and how much support she received from the Ubuntu Fund. When she told the audience she had been accepted by a law school and how her mother was moving away from the negative influence of her father there was not a dry eye at the gala.
Andrew Rolfe takes his role as the Ubuntu Funds Chairman seriously. He looks for any opportunity to provide help for disadvantaged children and is a strong leader. His professional life started at Harvard when he began to study business economics. His hard work was rewarded in 1992 when he earned his Master’s degree. He continued his education and in 1988 he earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford.
Andrew Rolfe went to work for TowerBook Capital Partners and gained valuable experience in the acquisition of food services, investing, hospitality, and retail. His work took him through Europe and the United States. He led the Gap into the global market during his time with the company. Due to his efforts the Banana Republic saw expansion in Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. Andrew Rolfe is an innovator with a talent for helping businesses expand internationally. His experience, strength in leadership, and skills in expansion have made him the perfect fit for the Ubuntu Fund.