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Live @Club Starlight

More than 200 guests, including Ross School faculty, alumni, parents, members of the community, and honorees Barrie Glabman and Adam Schwartz came together at Ross on May 9 for the Twelfth Annual Live @Club Starlight gala.

The benefit, which included live and silent auctions, live entertainment, dinner, and dancing raised more than half a million dollars for Ross School programs and scholarships, including the Steven J. Ross Scholarship Fund. This past year, Ross School provided financial aid to more than 35% of the student body, and the event will help the School continue to support children and families in the 2015–2016 school year.

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 the 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.

“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.
Make a donation to the Steven J. Ross Scholarship or Ross School Annual Fund.