The Lilac Ball is Prep for Prep’s signature, annual student graduation event and fundraiser. The evening is a celebration of the leadership, dedication, and resilience of our high school students. 

The 2024 Lilac Ball will take place on Monday, June 10, 2024. At the event, three Prep for Prep students–two high school seniors and one Preparatory Component student–will share their Prep Journeys. In addition, we will celebrate this year’s Lilac Ball Honoree, Paula Campbell Roberts (X), Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist for Global Wealth, KKR. 

List of 8 items.

  • Underwriter Sponsor at $250,000

    Two VIP tables of 12; prominent logo/name placement on Lilac Ball website and on all donor materials; acknowledgement in all electronic communications; premier recognition on event press release and Prep social media platforms; complimentary ad in printed program.
  • Event Chair Table at $100,000

    One premier table of 12; logo/name placement on Lilac Ball website and all donor materials; acknowledgement in all electronic communications; recognition on event press release and Prep social media platforms.
  • Co-Chair Table at $50,000

    One preferred table of 10; logo/name listing on Lilac Ball website and all donor materials; acknowledgement in electronic communications; recognition on Prep social media platforms.
  • Benefactor Table at $25,000

    One select table of 10; company/name listing on Lilac Ball website and all donor materials; recognition on Prep social media platforms.
  • Sponsor Table at $15,000

    One table of 10; company/name listing on Lilac Ball website and all donor materials.
  • Patron Ticket at $5,000

    One premium ticket to Lilac Ball; company/name listing on Lilac Ball website and all donor materials.
  • Supporter Ticket at $2,500

    One choice ticket to Lilac Ball; company/name listing on Lilac Ball website and all donor materials.
  • Friend Ticket at $1,500

    One ticket to Lilac Ball; company/name listing on Lilac Ball website and all donor materials.
Purchase tickets or reserve a table below.

For checks, please make payable to Prep for Prep and mail to:
Prep for Prep
328 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a contribution in support of our seniors, visit the Make a Donation page. 
ABOUT THE LILAC BALL

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.

LISTING DEADLINES

The deadline for listing in early event materials is April 12, 2024.
The deadline for listing in printed program is May 24, 2024.

The
non-tax-deductible portion of each dinner ticket is $270. To donate stock or for wire transfer instructions, please contact 212-579-1390 (ext. 120). Checks from Donor Advised Funds cannot be accepted for ticket or table purchases. 
 
Please send reservations to or for additional information contact:
Prep for Prep
328 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
212-465-3242

lilacball@prepforprep.org

Your Impact

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.
ADMISSIONS & 
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 
163 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024
P: 212.579.1470
LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS & 
ADMINISTRATION 
328 West 71st Street
New York, NY 10023
P: 212.579.1390
We envision a nation guided by ethical and effective leaders that reflect our diverse society. 

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.