On Saturday, June 25, Ross School commemorated the end of its 24th school year with the Summer Party @Ross. Two hundred guests attended to support the Ross School Annual Fund, which provides funding for scholarships, program enhancements, faculty professional development, and facility improvements.
Chris Engel, Ross School parent and Director of Community Programs, served as master of ceremonies for the event, welcoming guests and thanking our sponsors. Executive Director Kristin Eberstadt spoke about the school’s accomplishments this year and the significance of the Annual Fund to our students’ success.
The evening featured signature cocktails and wine supplied by our sponsors Russian Standard, Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits. Gourmet appetizers were prepared by the Ross School Café team, led by Chef de Cuisine Liz Dobbs; sponsors The Seafood Shop, Il Cappuccino, and China Town supported the varied and delicious spread. The crowd then rocked out on the dance floor to tunes spun by Harmony House. VIP guests and sponsors enjoyed luxury service in their private cabanas, which included specialty cocktails, private servers, and exclusive tasting menus.
Attendees supported the Annual Fund by bidding on over 50 items in the silent auction, including VIP passes to the Hampton Classic, luxurious travel getaways, dining packages, original artwork, and a variety of activities for kids.
“The Summer Party is a wonderful event that unites our community and celebrates the achievements of our students and faculty” said Jennifer Perry, Ross School Director of Development.
Ross School is grateful to our many sponsors, including Hamptons Carpet One, Chinatown, East End Apparel, Grazina Orthodontics, Hamptons Magazine, Il Capuccino, John Hummel and Associates, Montauk Bus, the New York Knicks, Over Yonder Cay, Plain-T, P. W. Grosser, Russian Standard Vodka, The Seafood Shop, Wainscott Main Wine and Spirits, and Wölffer Estate Vineyard.