That night those dedicated to kids headed to the GIFT Foundation fund-raiser for Builders of the New World, a charity benefiting homeless children. The organization’s president, Wendy Roosevelt, great-granddaughter of Eleanor, is a second-grade teacher at Spence, while co-host Lauren du Pont arrived straight from a parent-teacher night at her daughter’s school. Of course, tickets to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show were adults-only items up for auction there. But du Pont’s husband, Richard, declined to bid. “I have my own Victoria’s Secret fashion show every night at home,” he joked.
Ines Rivero did the auctioning. “I have fun trying to get the money out of their pockets,” she said.