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Breakthrough New York & Campbell Lutyens announce three-year partnership

Category: Company Year: 2021
New York (July 8, 2021)
Breakthrough New York and Campbell Lutyens are proud to announce a three-year partnership that will empower more students from low-income backgrounds to access and succeed in college and their careers.

Additionally, Breakthrough New York is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald Cooper, Partner, to its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2021.

“We are so honored to be one of Campbell Lutyens’ chosen charities and to partner with Gerald and the North America team to propel more talented students forward on their journeys through college and into a rewarding career,” said Beth E. Onofry, Breakthrough New York’s executive director. “This unique, long-term partnership will allow our students to enter the workforce even more prepared to make a positive impact, lead, and thrive.”

Gerald Cooper is a long-time member of the Breakthrough community and was honored at the 2017 annual gala. In his current role at Campbell Lutyens, he has built the North America secondaries team to become one of the largest and most respected in the industry. Gerald has advised on over $20 billion worth of secondary transactions for leading institutional investors and GPs. Prior to joining Campbell Lutyens, Gerald was Global Co-head of Secondary Advisory in the Private Funds Group at UBS, where he spent 12 years advising on secondary transactions. He previously worked at Advantage Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank and Bankers Trust Company in New York and Hong Kong.

“I’m delighted to be joining Breakthrough New York’s board, after having been closely involved with the organization for many years,” said Gerald. “I firmly believe that access to a high quality education and the opportunities it provides should be available to everyone. Campbell Lutyens has a rich history of charitable giving and community engagement and, as a firm, we look forward to partnering with Breakthrough to develop the next generation of leaders.”

About Breakthrough New York

Breakthrough New York is a ten-year academic and social enrichment program that prepares students from low-income backgrounds to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers. The non-profit organization serves over 500 students from grades 7 through college. Over 90% of students graduate from college each year.