The Ubuntu Fund, located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa is dedicated to addressing the educational crisis in South Africa. They believe that the children who are vulnerable and the orphaned are deserving of having all that children should have and that is everything.
The Ubuntu Fund is a non-profit organization that was founded by Jacob Lief, who is also the chief executive officer. He has realized that there was money coming in from donations but it wasn’t doing anything to change people’s lives and circumstances. It seems that the donations and grants that they were receiving oft times came with restrictions attached from the donor as to how the money was spent. He was focused on looking for and finding the best way in which to support the children that he set the charity up to help.
If the donor is serving on the board of the non-profit it does allow them some say on the operations of the organization, and if that donor has any experience that is relevant, it can be very beneficial. This simply means that the foundation can use the expertise of the donor and in the meantime, the donor will feel that he is in the loop.
Charities, in general, are often in need of a source of money that is ongoing, which allows them to spend it on the items needed to make the organization run smoothly. That can be anything from Internet Technology systems to finding new ways to train the staff, which in turn will make them more efficient and be able to expand their programs.
Andrew Rolfe, Chairman of the Ubuntu Education Fund also works for the community of Zwide, Port Elizabeth, South Africa to improve the health care, social welfare and the education problems. He has very impressive credentials, having received his B.A. from Oxford and attended Harvard Business School where he earned his M.B.A.