Private Equity Transactions Partner Honored by Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Private equity transactions partner Othon Prounis and his wife Kathy Prounis were the honorees at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Fall Associates Benefit on November 3 in New York. The black tie event, billed as “Celebrate the Neighborhood,” began with cocktails at the Oscar de la Renta boutique on Madison Avenue and concluded with dinner and dancing at the Metropolitan Club. The benefit raised money for vital social programs offered through the Neighborhood House, and honored Othon and Kathy Prounis for their many years of commitment to the Neighborhood House and other civic organizations, including the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum at FIT and the Central Park Conservancy. Othon is a longtime member of Lenox Hill Neighborhood’s Board of Directors and has contributed to the success of its fundraising efforts and the expansion of its donor base. The event was attended by numerous clients and attorneys from the firm.
The Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is widely recognized as one of New York’s premier nonprofit organizations. It is a 122-year-old settlement house that provides an array of human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—that significantly improve the lives of thousands of people in need each year on the east side of Manhattan.Mr. Prounis, based in the firm’s 350-lawyer New York office, is a partner in the private equity transactions group and is a member of Ropes & Gray’s policy committee, which is the firm's managing body. His practice concentrates on leveraged buyouts and mergers and acquisitions primarily for private equity funds and their portfolio companies. He also has extensive experience representing companies in the healthcare services and technology sectors. Mr. Prounis is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia School of Law.