Prep for Prep Announces 2017 Lilac Ball Honoree Lawrence E. Golub of Golub Capital

Prep for Prep is pleased to announce Lawrence E. Golub, Chief Executive Officer of Golub Capital, as its Lilac Ball Honoree for 2017. The Lilac Ball is Prep for Prep’s signature annual fundraising and student graduation event, which will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at New York Hilton Midtown. 

Lawrence Golub is the Chief Executive Officer of Golub Capital, a nationally recognized credit asset manager with over $20 billion of capital under management. For 22 years, the firm has provided credit to help medium-sized U.S. businesses grow. 

Mr. Golub is active in charitable and civic organizations. He is one of three private members of the Financial Control Board of the State of New York, President of the Harvard University JD-MBA Alumni Association, and a member of the Advisory Council of Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government. Mr. Golub and his family actively support medical research to advance treatments for Parkinson’s Disease at several leading institutions. 

Mr. Golub was a White House Fellow and served for fifteen years as Treasurer of the White House Fellows Foundation. He was Chairman of Mosholu Preservation Corporation, a nonprofit developer and manager of low-income housing in the Bronx. He served for fifteen years as a trustee of Montefiore Medical Center, the university hospital of the Albert Einstein Medical School. He also served for six years as a trustee of Horace Mann School and for five years on the Harvard University Committee for Science and Engineering.

Mr. Golub earned his AB degree magna cum laude in economics from Harvard College. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was selected as a Baker Scholar and a JD from Harvard Law School where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

He and his wife Karen Finerman, Co-Founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, reside in New York City with their two sets of twins: William and Kate, who attend Horace Mann, Jack who attends Stanford, and Lucy who attends Harvard.

“As a Horace Mann parent, I see my children’s Prep for Prep classmates achieving at the highest levels and enriching the discussions in every classroom. Many of them are leaders in the school community,” said Mr. Golub. “I am also incredibly impressed by some of the Prep students and alumni who are committed to medical research – which is something my family holds dear – in some cases, even publishing in scientific journals before graduating from college. We look forward to celebrating with these promising young people at Prep for Prep’s Lilac Ball in June.”

“We are so pleased to honor Mr. Golub at this year’s Prep for Prep Lilac Ball,” said Prep’s Chief Executive Aileen C. Hefferren. “With over 200 shared Prep for Prep and Horace Mann graduates, we know our alumni join Mr. Golub in his commitment to giving back to the institutions that impact so many lives in New York City and beyond.

Prep for Prep is an educational, leadership development program that prepares and places New York City’s most able students of color into independent schools and provides them with ongoing support and life-changing opportunities. Nearly 90% of Prep’s college graduates earned their degrees from the most competitive colleges in the country; 35% graduated from Ivy League universities. Over 4,500 members of the Prep Community, who are rapidly assuming leadership positions in a wide variety of endeavors, are living proof that the potential for academic and professional success exists in all ethnic groups and socioeconomic classes.

Since 1986, the Lilac Ball has served as Prep’s signature annual event. It not only honors leaders with a commitment to education and youth, but also celebrates the outstanding college choices of Prep’s graduating high school seniors who host the evening's festivities. Proceeds from the event support Prep's mission of creating a more diverse national leadership pool. All funds raised through the Lilac Ball go directly to Prep programming; event-related expenses are underwritten by the Board.
For more information, please visit www.prepforprep.org/lilacball.

Press contacts:
Meghan Womack, Senior Director of Integrated Marketing Communications, Golub Capital: [email protected]

Ed Boland, Vice President for External Affairs, Prep for Prep: [email protected]

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