The Academy of Art University is more than a school for the performing arts, it’s a school that produces great talent that can be felt in a variety of ways. Just like any other higher-learning institution, Academy of Art University has team sports, has student programs, has housing and has a team of wonderful instructors. There are more than 280 full-time teachers here as well as up to 1,154 part-time teachers. In addition to that, this school has well-over 12,000 students. Since its birth in 1929, Academy of Art University has produced a long list of talented individuals, and these individuals have gone on to stellar careers in the arts, in fashion and in the entertainment industry.
Last September marked the 21st consecutive time that this for-profit school has attended the eclectic New York Fashion Week. For anyone who has a taste for extravagant fashion, this is where you need to be. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood attend this event every year as well as industry-insiders. New York’s Skylight Clarkson Center was jam-packed with people and with activity. Academy of Art University put on a great show as always thanks to its multiple fashion lines. Some of the school’s former-graduates displayed their stuff under the bright lights, including Eden Slezin, Hailun Zhou, Dina Marie Lam and others. Of course, the show went-off without a hitch and Ms. J. Alexander from “America’s Next Top Model” was present in the crowd.
Academy of Art University has also produced an Oscar-Nominated Alumni that has worked on many blockbuster films such as Sully, Kung Skull Island, Get Out, Blade Runner 2045, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Baby Boss and Coco. What more could you ever ask from a performing arts type of school?
The Ubuntu Educational Fund is an internationally recognized fund that is famous for its contributions and efforts in raising money to help children, students, and families from Cape Province, South Africa. Many people who had lived in poverty stricken areas and vulnerable to diseases can testify that the Ubuntu Fund has helped them realize their dreams and they can prosper just like any other person who lives in a financially stable family.
Andrew Rolfe is the chairman of Ubuntu Education Fund based in South Africa. He was hired by Jacob Lief, a man renowned for his good deeds for helping the needy. Jacob Lief founded the Ubuntu Education back in 1999 when the apartheid in South Africa was still firmly operating. Since Ubuntu’s foundation, over 400,000 people have benefited from its fund especially children and students who cannot afford their fees and those who experience hardships in getting a three meal course every day. The Ubuntu fund has also established medical camps in the marginal areas where hospitals haven’t yet been set up and helped to distribute food aids to people.
He recently designed a method which would assist the Ubuntu fund to operate efficiently and more. He defines that the model will help the fund acquire funds and donations which are free from restrictions and during a recent fundraising, the model proved to work well.
Andrew Rolfe has been a hardworking and determined advocate of the children’s rights. He makes an effort to ensure that the community challenges are addressed to the later primarily educational and medical services in Cape Province. He has proven that his job is not only done because of the paycheck, but it’s done from his heart. His council to the founder and CEO of Ubuntu fund, Jacob Lief, has been of great help. For example, the Ubuntu organization declined millions which had been donated to them because the donors wanted a favor in return or had strict restrictions to their fund and this had caused operational problems in the organization.
His passion and dedication to working at the Ubuntu Educational Fund organization is an example of a good leader who is driven by his heart to serve others. Andrew Rolfe is an idol that people should enumerate.