On May 9, over 200 guests attended the 12th annual Live @Club Starlight gala in support of the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund. The benefit’s goal was to help Ross continue to provide a world-class education to a variety of students, regardless of their economic situation.
Ross School alumna Alexandra Fairweather ’08 served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event, welcoming guests and discussing the importance of the scholarship fund. Chief Education Officer Jennifer Chidsey then spoke about the event’s honorees, Ross parents Barrie Glabman and Adam Schwartz, and their contributions to Ross School. Next, two students benefiting from the SJR Scholarship Fund shared the ways their Ross education enriches their lives, helping them to discover their passions and talents.
The evening began with a cocktail hour, followed by a fabulous dinner prepared by the Ross School Café team, led by Chef de Cuisine Liz Dobbs. The crowd then rocked out on the dance floor to tunes performed by music legends Joan Osborne, GE Smith, and Robbie Wyckoff.
Attendees also took the opportunity to learn about the more than 100 items available in the online and silent auctions, including a seven-night stay at the Luxurious Villa Janus at Round Hill Resorts in Jamaica, personal training sessions, local getaways, artwork, gift certificates to local businesses, and camp sessions for kids. Bidding continues at http://www.silentauctionpro.com/bidonline.php?groupId=463 through May 18 and at http://www.charitybuzz.com/RossSchool until May 22.
“Starlight is a wonderful event that unites our community around what is at the center of the founders’ principles—creating a stellar educational experience for children and helping them develop into the leaders of tomorrow,” said Perry Babcock, director of institutional development at Ross.
Starlight partners included Anke’s Fit Bakery, Bostwick’s Clambakes & Catering Company, Carpet One of the Hamptons, Cavaniola’s, Channing Daughters Winery, Chinatown, Edible East End, Fresh Hamptons, Hampton Coffee Company, Hamptons magazine, Il Capuccino, Lynch’s Garden Center, Montauk Bus, the New York Knicks, Pierre’s, Russian Standard Vodka, Sag Harbor Express, Sag Harbor Rum, Saunders & Associates, The Seafood Shop, So Cool Soaps; Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and Zico Water.