Rutgers University, Newark
Shimmy Mehta was initiated into Tau Kappa Epsilon in the Spring of 1994 at the Theta-Zeta Chapter of Rutgers University – Newark where he served in the offices of Histor and Epiprytanis. He led the Public & Alumni Relations Committees and has served as a member of the chapter’s Board of Advisors.
A graduate of TKE Leadership Academy VII, Frater Mehta always sought out opportunities to emphasize the philanthropic values of the Fraternity. This was best exemplified by creating the TKE Challenge for Pediatric AIDS, a 3-day 300-mile bike ride connecting several New Jersey TKE Chapters in support of children in need in Newark, NJ.
A Charter Member of Life Loyal Teke and the recipient of the TKE Alumnus of the Year in 2011, Frater Mehta graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and joined PwC as an auditor and consultant where he spent nearly ten years traveling around the country for clients. It wasn’t long after he had started his career at PwC that he felt a lack of opportunity to give back, so as a side gig, he created Angelwish.org, a children’s charity that enables anyone to grant the wish of a child living with a chronic illness in over 130 hospitals around the world in less than 30 seconds.
After leaving PwC in 2006, he focused on growing Angelwish into an international charity and found opportunities to lend his professional experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Advisor for several technology startups. He is currently the CFO for Island Health Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Massachusetts.
Frater Mehta, his wife Melanie, their 2 children and their 2 dogs live in Edgartown, MA.