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A Review Of Andrew Rolfe’s Contribution Towards The Ubuntu Fund’s Fruitful Gala Dinner

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The Ubuntu Fund is a renowned organization that was founded with the objective of helping the needy children in the society. Founded in 1999 by Jacob Lief and Malizole “Banks” Gwaxula, the small charity has helped more than 400,000 disadvantaged children. Jacob posits that he found Banks engaging in philanthropic activities. He offered to help her achieve her mission of supplying the children residing in Port Elizabeth with the items that they needed for school. Even though their gesture was widely accepted, they felt the need to do more for the high number of needy children. It is here that they founded the Ubuntu Education Fund. Presently, the institution is supporting over 2,000 disadvantaged kids.

When they were starting, they only paid much attention to the children’s education. They soon learnt that these kids could hardly concentrate in class. After conducting their own research, they found that hunger, HIV and their overall home-life made it difficult for them to realize their potential in the classroom. To this end, the institution started providing them with medical services, home stability and food.

Owing to their spirit of seeking to help many needy children, the management of the fund led by Andrew Rolfe organized for a gala dinner. The event was well attended. The guests were entertained and served tasty dishes. At the end of the event, the Ubuntu Fund had raised over $972,960, which is above their set target. The auction, which was held during the night, raised $38,667. Charlie Ross, a renowned auctioneer from Britain, presided over the auction. The goodies that were presented during the auction were Nelson Makamo’s portrait, two paintings done by Dom Pattison and a trip to South Africa.

About Andrew Rolfe

For his undergraduate studies, Andrew Rolfe attended the revered University of Oxford where he graduated with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics. Later, he enrolled in the prestigious Harvard University where he earned his master’s degree in business administration.

Besides his sound educational background, Andrew has vast leadership expertise. He has worked for Pret A. Manger, Booker Foodservice and PepsiCo Restaurants International. In addition, he has played an instrumental role in enhancing the Gap’s operations abroad.

 

Dentist/Charity

Avi Weisfogel: the Sleep Master

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Dr. Avi Weisfogel has had many successful ventures in his career which spans a period of over 2 decades. He studies dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and also holds a degree from Rutgers University. He worked at a small dentistry practice in New Jersey for a few years and in 1999, he started his own practice, Old Bridge Dental Care. He provided the New Jersey community with excellent services and his practice received numerous awards for the topnotch services it offered. Avi was also severally recognized as Best Dentist in his hometown.

Dr. Weisfogel developed an interest in the sleep niche while practicing dentistry and began to study sleep disorders extensively. He realized there was a connection between some sleep disorders and oral issues and decided to explore this further. He stared Healthy Heart Sleep in 2010 to liaise with other physicians and come up with solutions to various sleep disorders. It was very successful and helped a lot of patients with sleep disorders. He has had a few other successful ventures in this line including Owner Unlimited Patient which he founded in 2012. The latest and most successful of them all is Dental Sleep Masters which he founded in 2014 to help dentists in treating sleep disorders using oral appliances. He does extensive research on sleep disorders and educates other physicians and creates awareness about them.

Dr. Weisfogel loves his job and is very passionate about it. His discovery that some sleep disorders can be treated by solving the underlying oral issues has helped many patients all over the world. He is a religious man and he believes in giving back to the community. He therefore takes part in the activities of many charitable organizations such as Operation Smile. Avi is very organized and always has all the activities of his day planned. That is how he stays productive and is able to achieve all his goals. He also has a background in marketing and uses his skills to advertise his products and services, hence the success he has had with all his ventures.