United States Of America

About Afrika Tikkun USA

Afrika Tikkun USA office serves as the conduit between the private and public sector organizations, philanthropists and the communities we serve. Through partnership with you, we are able to effect sustainable change in the lives of thousands of children and youth we serve through our cradle to career approach. Afrika Tikkun USA is fully registered not for profit organisation with 501 (c) 3 status and IRS tax exempt registered (EIN # 13 409 5132)

Click HERE to meet Afrika Tikkun USA’s leadership and learn more about our Board of Directors and Executive Team.

Board of Directors and Executive Team

Scott Booth


Elizabeth Ngonzi


Peter Jacobson

Vice Chair

Board Members

Tassilo Baeuerle

Innovation Chair

Karen Blumenstein

Governance Chair

Nicole Cramer

External Affairs Chair

Steve Katznelson


Dr. William Recant


Advisory Board

John Chalsty


Jon Gosier

Sanjay Gupta

Lisa Issroff

Andrew Levy

Dr. Teboho Moja

James Newlands

Tiffany Norwood

Ife Osaga-Ondondo

June Tatelman

Christine  M. Salerno

Adaora Udoji

Emeriti Board Members

Jonathan Brodie

Scott Gassman

Euvin Naidoo

Junior Board

Afrika Tikkun USA also has a Junior Board that engages with students in USA.

Please Click here to meet our Junior Board and learn about their initiatives.

Recent News & Events


Learn more about Afrika Tikkun USA’s Leadership by clicking HERE

Celebrating the Success of Afrika Tikkun USA Legacy Gala

Celebrating the Success of Afrika Tikkun USA Legacy Gala

On April 11th. 2016, Afrika Tikkun USA hosted its inaugural legacy gala at the St. Regis, New York. The event honored John S. Chalsty and June Tatelman for their dedicationto advancing the welfare of youth and communities and for their generous contributions to Afrika Tikkun. We are proud to announce that the Gala raised over $140,000 for our beneficiaries in South Africa.

Learn more about our event in our PRESS RELEASE and EVENT JOURNAL.

Click HERE to see the video with event’s highlights and you can also click HERE to see candid pictures from the event.


Safelite Autoglass 7th Annual Triathlon Fundraiser for Afrika Tikkun

Safelite Autoglass 7th Annual Triathlon Fundraiser for Afrika Tikkun

On April 16th 2016 Safelite AutoGlass® hosted its 7th. Annual Safelite Challenge to raise funds for vulnerable youth in South Africa. 400 people travelled to Las Vegas to participate in the fundraiser, including four Afrika TIkkun student athletes, flown to the US by our sponsors Delta Airlines. The challenge raised $340,000 this year, which will be donated to Afrika Tikkun’s Cradle to Career development program.


Please click HERE to read more about the event.



Nicole V. Cramer’s Birthday: A Celebration with a Purpose

Nicole V. Cramer’s Birthday_ A Celebration with a Purpose 1Our dear Board of Directors member and External Affairs Chair, Nicole V. Cramer initiated a successful online fundraising campaign for Afrika TIkkun USA on her birthday. Through her efforts, we surpassed our goal to raise $3,000 (inclusive of a matching gift from Nicole), raising a total of $4,780 for Afrika Tikkun.

On behalf of our 20,000+ beneficiaries, thank you Nicole for celebrating your birthday with us!



US Department of Commerce Trade Winds Africa Marketing Partnership

US Department of Commerce Trade Winds Africa Marketing Partnership

Afrika Tikkun is proud to have partnered with the City of Johannesburg, as Marketing Partner for the U.S.Department of Commerce’s Trade Winds Africa Mission, the largest trade mission to Africa. The Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis, Marcus Jadotte, also visited our Alexandra Community Center.



Afrika Tikkun USA CEO, Elizabeth Ngonzi Featured in MarketWatch Article About Corporate Giving

Afrika Tikkun USA’s CEO Elizabeth Ngonzi, in an interview with Maria LaMagna from MarketWatch, shares her opinion on the changing trends of corporate giving and the reasons behind the increases in employee giving and volunteerism. To read more, please click here.



Announcing the Partnership between Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen

Announcing the Partnership between Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen–a collaboration designed to support sub-Saharan African communities.   November 24, 2015—Afrika Tikkun USA and Shea Yeleen are excited to announce their collaborative relationship, designed to support Afrika Tikkun’s Cradle to Career holistic development model in South Africa. Shea Yeleen’s shea butter-based skin care products create living wage opportunities for women shea producers in Northern Ghana. Effective immediately, Shea Yeleen is committed to donating 5% of net sales using the “afrikatikkun” promotion code. Shea Yeleen is also committed to donating 5% Read More.



Afrika Tikkun USA’s 2nd Annual Mandela Legacy Week featured in Black Enterprise Magazine

Afrika Tikkun USA’s 2nd Annual Mandela Legacy Week was featured by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of four key events honoring Nelson Mandela’s legacy. Read more.

Upcoming Events

To see our recent and current events please click here

  1. Click HERE to Register and hear Afrika Tikkun USA’s CEO, Liz Ngonzi speak in Teen Voices at Women’s eNews’ event: My Passion; My Philanthropy: Youth & Giving
  2. Accelerators for Afrika Tikkun
  3. Afrika Tikkun at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
  4. Afrika Tikkun USA participates in AIDS Walk New York 2016


Contact Details:

Elizabeth Ngonzi


+1 732 208 3304

25 Broadway, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10004