Benefit Auction to Be Held at Gallery Valentine

Gallery Valentine

    Gallery Valentine, a contemporary art gallery with space in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, will have a silent auction Saturday for Project Rousseau at its East Hampton location at 63 Main Street.
    Project Rousseau is a nonprofit organization that pairs college students with talented but underprivileged high school students in order to optimize their educational development and best prepare them for college. The nonprofit provides scholarships as well as other mentoring programs, which include S.A.T. preparation, job shadowing and pen pal programs, and enrichment electives to give “students the opportunity to reach their full educational potential.”
    Alexandra Fairweather, who is a serving mentor for the project, is Gallery Valentine’s director and also sits on Project Rousseau’s board, allowing her to help create the partnership. Ms. Fairweather spoke of a student she mentors who got essay, résumé, and S.A.T. help that enabled him to score “several hundred points higher than was his previous score” on the S.A.T. and was accepted into New York University.
    Auction items for the event will include a $500 gift certificate and a personal styling session from Saks Fifth Avenue, a $250 gift certificate and personal styling session from Intermix, a three-month membership to Equinox Gym, and a weekend stay for two at the Lowell Hotel in New York City, among other inviting items. The silent auction will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Those planning to attend have been asked to R.S.V.P. by today to events@galleryvalentine.com or by calling the gallery in East Hampton.    M.S.