Prep for Prep to Honor KKR’s Paula Campbell Roberts at the 2024 Lilac Ball

NEW YORK, June 05, 2024– Prep for Prep, an organization dedicated to preparing students of color for success in various industries, will be honoring Paula Campbell Roberts, Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist for Global Wealth at KKR, during the 2024 Lilac Ball on Monday, June 10 at the New York Marriott Marquis. This event serves as the nonprofit’s annual fundraising gala and high school graduation celebration.

Paula Campbell Roberts plays a vital role at KKR where she advises on macroeconomics and asset allocation, focusing on the significance of private assets in individual investor portfolios. As a Managing Director on the Global Macro, Balance Sheet, and Risk (GBR) team, she collaborates with KKR’s investment teams to evaluate macro considerations related to deployment and monetization opportunities. With an impressive background that includes experience at Morgan Stanley and Bain & Co, Paula is recognized as a member of various prestigious organizations such as the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Economic Advisory Panel and the Economic Club of New York.

Paula’s involvement with Prep for Prep has been impactful, embodying the organization’s values of excellence, integrity, commitment, and courage. CEO Ruth Jurgensen commends Paula for her commitment to excellence, both professionally and personally, serving as an inspiration for all students in the Prep for Prep community. Paula’s return to the Lilac Ball stage, where she once spoke as a high school senior, signifies the enduring influence of Prep’s model in fostering success among its alumni.

The Lilac Ball is made possible by the generous support of various sponsors, including Bank of America, The Roberts Foundation, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, among others. This annual event not only honors individuals dedicated to education and youth but also celebrates the achievements of Prep for Prep’s graduating high school seniors.

Prep for Prep, founded in 1978, continues to empower students of color by providing educational opportunities and support. The Lilac Ball, a tradition since 1986, remains a significant fundraising event for the organization, ensuring that all funds raised directly contribute to Prep programming.

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Angela Johnson Meadows
Director of Communications
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