Andrew Rolfe, Chairman of the Ubuntu Fund, carefully planned and executed the 10th Annual Ubuntu Fund Gala Dinner in order to raise money for for the Fund’s school in Port Elizabeth. They were trying to earn enough money to add a pediatric clinic on the school campus and also increase their capacity so they would be able to help more disadvantaged children. In the end, they reached their goal and were able to raise over $970,000.
Several people spoke at the dinner and shared their story. One of these people was Sinesipho Rabidyani who found solace in school after living with her alcoholic father. The Ubuntu Fund made it possible for her to get a scholarship and get a good education. She also praised the psychosocial support she received from the school. She is now attended Law school. Charlie Ross, Jacob Lief, and Malizole Gwaxula also shared stories and discussed the creation of the Ubuntu Fund in 1999. The Ubuntu Fund is uses its resources to help over 400,000 people in Africa. There is a school system for poor and disadvantaged youth in Port Elizabeth that seeks to provide children with the medical and academic help they deserve.
Andrew Rolfe currently serves as the Senior Managing Direction for Towerbrook Capital Partners. He works with them on their investment opportunities throughout the United States and Europe. He focuses on acquiring investments in retail, food, hospitality, and service areas. In 2011, Andrew was promoted to the Head of Private Equity and Managing Director of Towerbrook. He attended Harvard Business School where he earned his M.B.A. degree. He got a B.A. in Politics, Economics, and Philosophy as Oxford University. He also holds a M.A. degree from St. Edmund Hall.
In 2003, Andrew was appointed as the President of GAP’s International Division and was responsible for keeping the international stores in check and up to standard. Before this, Andrew was the Chairman and CEO for a food retailer in London called Pret A Manger. During his time at the company, he was able to grow it inside and get it functioning on an international level.