Despite the Delta surge, the charity circuit still draws celebrities, socialites and philanthropists.
“I’m assuming you’re vaccinated,” said Star Jones, the television personality.
It was Friday night and Ms. Jones, who came prepared with a plastic face shield, was at the Angel Ball, a music-themed gala that usually takes place in Manhattan during the fall, but moved to Southhampton this summer because of the pandemic.
The event benefits Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, a charity started in 1996 by Denise Rich, the singer-songwriter and philanthropist, after her daughter Gabrielle died from acute myelogenous leukemia.
Ms. Jones was not alone in feeling concerned about being out on the party circuit while the Delta
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