Co-founder of Private Equity Firm Donating $1 Million to Northern Arizona University

Great news for education students at Northern Arizona University! George Roberts, co-founder of private equity firm KKR, is giving $1 million to NAU to support education students during their student-teaching semester. The money will be divided into $5,000 scholarships. The scholarships will be offered to first-generation college students from underrepresented demographic groups that have a […]

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Non-Bank Financial Companies

Most of the time when people think about borrowing or saving money or making investments, they think about banks. But banks are not always the only option for individuals dealing with capital. Non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) are financial institutions that are not legally banks, yet can provide many banking services to the public. Though NBFCs […]


People Who Give Back to Education

There are some among the wealthy that simply keep what they earn, not feeling it necessary to give back. But then there are those like Henry R. Kravis and George Roberts, founders of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), who highly value the education they received and never hesitate to give big and often. For […]


George Roberts: Founder of the Nonprofit Organization, REDF

George Roberts is not only the co-founder of one of the most prominent private equity giants in the industry, but is also the founder and  Chairman of the board of directors for the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF). REDF is currently led by several full-time staff members, a Board of Directors, and an Advisory Council. Its […]

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George Robert’s REDF: Creating Employment Opportunities

George Roberts founded the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) in order to, “create jobs and employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work.” By providing “equity-like grants and business assistance” to non-profits, REDF helps create jobs and, therefore, improves California’s employment rates and overall socio-economic well being. REDF aims to keep expanding in order […]