NEW YORK, NY June 10, 2020 – Andrew Zhu (Investment Associate, BC Partners) has been elected to University Settlement's Board of Directors, the organization announced today.
Born to immigrant parents, Andrew has strong personal ties to the work of settlement houses and especially the ways they support and advocate on behalf of immigrant families.
"I met Andrew through a work-based mentorship program last year and he spent quality time getting to know us and our mission," said Melissa E. Aase, Executive Director of University Settlement. "He attended our first breakfast series in January and came for a tour shortly after to learn more about the breadth and scope of our services. Andrew's business expertise and life experiences will help make him a terrific addition to our Board of Directors."
"I am honored to join the Board and excited to support University Settlement's work in providing integral services to New York communities. I look forward to serving as a thought partner on strategic and operational decisions to help the Settlement continue its effective and innovative programming," Zhu said.
About Andrew Zhu
Andrew is an Investment Associate at BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm. Prior, he advised on mergers and acquisitions transactions, most recently at Centerview Partners. Andrew Zhu graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and is bilingual, fluent in both English and Mandarin.
About University Settlement
University Settlement has pioneered highly effective and measurable programs that have brought radical and tangible change to the people of New York for over 130 years. Generations of New Yorkers have joined with us to advocate for social justice and participate in our programs, deepening our bonds as we partner with communities, families, and individuals in Manhattan and Brooklyn to alleviate poverty and fight for equality.
Our comprehensive network of programs includes early childhood education, mental health services, eviction prevention, and benefits assistance, adult education, healthy aging programs, community and recreation centers, performing and visual arts, and youth development programs.