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The University of the Witwatersrand Fund, Inc., is an independent, non-profit corporation chartered under the laws of New York State, and recognised by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. In compliance with the IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of Wits Fund maintains complete discretion over allocation of donations to Wits University. Donations to Wits Fund qualify for income tax deductions in the United States to the limits covered by the law.

Stanley M. Bergman

Stanley M. Bergman,  BCom 1972 (Wits); Certificate in Accounting 1973 (Wits. Stanley Bergman is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, with operations or affiliates in 29 countries. Stan serves as a board member or advisor for numerous institutions, including New York University College of Dentistry; the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; the Columbia University Medical Center; Hebrew University; Tel Aviv University; the World Economic Forum's Health Care Governors; the Forsyth Institute; the Business Council for International Understanding; and the Metropolitan Opera. His awards include the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the CR Magazine Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award; a Doctor of Humane Letters from A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health; and an Honorary Fellowship of King's College London.

John Chalsty

John Chalsty, MBA 1957 (Harvard); MSc 1954 (Wits); BSc (Hons) 1953 (Wits). John Chalsty is the Founder and Chairman of Muirfield Capital Management, LLC, and a senior advisor at Credit Suisse First Boston. Previously, he served as the CEO of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. (DLJ). Born in Port Elizabeth, John first came to the United States in 1955 after winning the Stanvac Scholarship to study in the U.S. After graduating with High Distinction from Harvard, he began his career at Standard Oil (now Exxon) where he worked for 12 years before joining DLJ in 1969. He has served on numerous corporate, civic and philanthropic boards. John has been honored in numerous ways for his wide-ranging contributions to corporate and civil life. He has received the Ellis Island Foundation's Medal of Honor and has also been honored by the Citizens Committee for New York City and was a recipient of Boston College's President's Medal of Excellence, given to individuals who have distinguished themselves through personal or professional achievements. In 1995, he was the chairman of the New York Host Committee for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. John's generosity has also been extended to Wits. The Chalsty Centre at Wits Oliver Schreiner School of Law is named in his honor. He is the recipient of a Doctor of Commerce, honoris causa, conferred on him by Wits.

Bruce Hubbard

Bruce Hubbard is the Principal at Bruce A. Hubbard P.C., a New York-based law firm specializing in bank financings, litigation, contracts, real estate and corporate transactions. He has served as a trustee and on the boards of a number of community organizations including the Police Commission in Stamford, Connecticut; the King & Low-Heywood Thomas School; the Community Service Society of New York; and the Board of Overseers at Rutgers University

Clifford McMillan

Clifford McMillan, MSc Engineering 1966 (Wits); BSc (Eng) (Natal); FICE; Honorary Fellow SAICE. Cliff McMillan is a Principal of Arup, the global consulting engineering firm where h has served for 50 years, mostly in South Africa and, since 1999, in the New York office. He is a Past-President of the SA Institution of Civil Engineers and the SA Association of Consulting Engineers and a winner of a FOYSA (Four Outstanding Young South Africans) award. He served in various roles opposing apartheid until 1992, was a participant in the Consultative Business Movement during the political transition years, and was the founder in 1980 and active chairman of PROTEC (Program for Technological Careers), which provides programs to students in disadvantaged communities. He was invited to give two Wits graduation addresses, where he spoke on the theme of engineering with a social conscience. Projects for which Cliff has been responsible feature prominently on the skyline of South African cities and also contributed to vital infrastructure and industrial facilities. In New York his prominent projects include the major refurbishment of the Lincoln Center campus and the 5-mile Hudson River Park.

Teboho Moja

Teboho Moja, PhD 1985 (University of Wisconsin); MEd 1982 (Wits); BEd 1979, BA 1977 (University of the North).Dr. Teboho Moja is a professor of higher education at New York University (NYU), and has been a policy analyst with a focus on the South African higher education system. The late Nelson Mandela appointed her Executive Director and Commissioner to the National Commission on Higher Education, and she has served as Special Advisor to two Ministers of Education in South Africa. In addition, Teboho was a board member of the International Institute of Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris and was a founding member and President of the Union of Democratic University Staff Associations (UDUSA). She has published extensively on higher education in South Africa, and served on the UNESCO Scientific Committee for Africa. She is the co-author of a book on educational change in South Africa since the first democratic elections in 1994. Teboho has held visiting professorships at the University of Oslo,Tampere University, University of Pretoria and University of Johannesburg.

David Schneider

David Schneider is a retired senior executive of The Coca-Cola Company. David joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1977 when he and his wife Dr. June Schneider, (a distinguished PhD graduate of Wits) and their two sons moved to the United States. In 1989 he was appointed as the senior executive leading the company’s New York Corporate office. David was central to establishing the credibility of Wits Fund as a fully compliant and active organization, and for initiating active development by Wits Fund among alumni, foundation and corporations throughout the USA. Under his stewardship, Wits Fund has facilitated R40 million in funding from foundations, alumni and corporate sources in the U.S. In 2012, former Vice Chancellor Loyiso Nongxa conferred the prestigious Wits University Gold Medal on David, in recognition for his noteworthy service and contributions to Wits.

John Teeger

John Teeger, MBA 1969 (Columbia); BCom 1967 (Wits). John Teeger is the President of Founders Equity and a General Partner of Founders Equity I, LP, a private equity fund based in New York City. He joined Founders in 1981 and has served as its President since 1984. John has also been a board member and officer of several of the public and private entities owned by Founders in the following industries: construction, healthcare, business services and manufacturing. He is an executive member and former chairman  in New York of the World Presidents Organization and the Young Presidents Organization. Prior to joining Founders, John worked in the investment banking division of Bear Stearns.


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