by Laura Schreffler, Haute Living
2021 marks a major milestone for philanthropist Denise Rich: It’s the 25th anniversary of her haute charity event, the Angel Ball, which raises funds for her nonprofit, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research.
To honor the occasion, Rich, who founded the organization in 1996 in honor of her late daughter, Gabrielle, is moving her charity event from New York City to the Hamptons. This year, it will take place on Friday, August 20, 2021 at The Muses in Southampton. She will host the event alongside her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter.
This summer’s splashy event theme is circus-themed fête. Guests will dance the night away to music by DJ Cassidy, a performance by Flo Rida, and DJ Mad Marj, who will spin during cocktail hour under the Big Top. Jill Martin, host of Shop TODAY with Jill Martin, will emcee the event.
The evening will honor Simone I. Smith, Designer & Co-Founder Simone I. Smith jewelry and legendary model Maye Musk. Money raised from the in-person event will benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, which funds the best and brightest early career scientists whose research focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other related blood cancers.