If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a contribution in honor of the Class of 2024, please fill out the form below. If you are looking to reserve a table or buy a ticket to attend the 2024 Lilac Ball, please visit our Tables and Tickets page.

Since 1986, the Lilac Ball has served as Prep for Prep’s signature annual event to celebrate the achievements of Prep’s graduating high school class. The event also pays tribute to an honoree who has demonstrated a strong commitment to education and leadership development. All funds raised through the Lilac Ball go directly to Prep programming; event-related expenses are underwritten by the Board. The extraordinary generosity of our donors enables Prep to continue to foster our nation’s next generation of leaders.

List of 8 items.

  • $28,000

    covers one week of summer entrepreneurship app building and coding instruction for 25 rising 10th and 11th graders
  • $20,000

    pays for 20 alumni to facilitate Aspects of Leadership, Prep’s leadership development curriculum for high school students
  • $16,000

    pays for 3 TAs for Entrepreneurship Camp and Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • $15,000

    pays for 4 students to intern in medical research labs at Mount Sinai, The New York Stem Cell Foundation, and SPURS @ Columbia University Medical Center: A Biomedical Research Program
  • $6,000

    provides transportation to 2 boarding schools for 25 families during the Placement season
  • $3,000

    provides a hotspot and internet service for 15 students.
  • $1,000

    pays for 20 tutoring sessions to help a Prep student excel in class
  • $500

    covers the annual Post-Placement Kickoff for newly commenced Prep scholars.
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Prep for Prep's mission is to develop future leaders by creating access for young people of color to first-rate educational, leadership development and professional opportunities.