Cindy Lauper Lights Up the Ross School in East Hampton

Once again The Ross School in East Hampton, NY held its annual Live @ Club Starlight Ball to help raise funds for the school’s programs and scholarships. Chaired by the philanthropic beauty Christie Brinkley, the 10th annual fundraiser drew great support from celebrities and VIPs who are committed to the teaching curriculum which fosters innovative learning in an integrated and global environment. “I have three children who attend Ross School and they are each one uniquely their own person,” relishes Brinkley. “This school really gets to know each child and they nurture their strengths and they support them where they need it. The teachers really care about each one individually and are dedicated to their well being.”

The evening began with a cocktail hour serving beverages from Russian Standard to Vodka to PLAIN T, iced tea with wonderful hors d’oeuvres from various sponsors such as The Vine Street Cafe, Race Lane Restaurant, Breadzilla and Cavaniola’s Gourmet Cheese. At the same time the silent auction, which included tickets to the Broadway performance of Kinky Boots, a New York Knicks jersey signed by Carmelo Anthony and five spin sessions at SoulCycle was under way. Cynthia Battaglia Caterers served a delectable dinner that included lemon ginger jumbo shrimp, beef tenderloin medallion, barbecue pulled pork, roasted salmon topped with a sumptuous dessert. The Live Auction contained a dinner reservation at Rao’s Restaurant, four VIP tickets to the final day of the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open, a three night stay at Le Royal Monceau in Paris and the opportunity to be the Head of School at Ross for one day. Other sponsors who supported their efforts were BMW, Bridgehampton National Bank, BWD Group, Christie’s, Il Cappuccino, Scoop NYC, Sotheby’s, Time Warner Corporation and TSO General Partners.

The evening was topped off with a wonderful concert performance by the legendary Grammy Award-winning artist Cindy Lauper, who performed songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time.”

Ross School
18 Goodfriend Drive
East Hampton, NY

By Lauren Clarke-Bennett
Photos (unless stated) By: Lauren Clarke-Bennett