Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's

To purchase tickets please contact Tracey Doolin at Inez Weinstein Special Events, Inc. at 212.254.6677

Russell Simmons, Danny Simmons, Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and the Board of Directors of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation announce


The Roaring Twenties

Celebrating Rush Philanthropic’s 20th Anniversary

July 18th, 2015

6pm Cocktails

7p Dinner and Program

Fairview Farms, Bridgehampton


Dave Chappelle

Michaela and Simon de Pury

Ava DuVernay

Featured Artist

Wangechi Mutu

Hosted by

Soledad O’Brien

Special Performance by

Bell Biv Devoe

Honorary Chairs

Star Jones

Loren & JR Ridinger

Event Chairs

Daniel Bass

Michelle Gadsden-Williams and David Jamal Williams

Kimberley Hatchett

Rhonda R. Mims

Racquel Oden, Merrill Lynch

Camilla Olsson

Josue Sejour, The Sejour Group

Jim Williams, Williams Telecommunications

Music by



Roaring Twenties Festive

With a special presentation to the recipients of the 2015 Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship, graduates of the Rush Teens program

Executive Producer

Ronnie Davis, Ronnie Davis Productions

Gold Sponsor

Bombay Sapphire

Silver Sponsor

Merrill Lynch

Online Auction Partner


Media Partners

Hamptons Magazine

Haute Living

Host Committee

Gautam Ahuja • Anthony Anderson • Carol Archer • Lisa Austin, Lisa Austin & Associates

Andre Balazs • Allison & Chip Brady • Isolde Brielmaier • Sherry B. Bronfman• Bobbi Brown

Tory Burch • Troy Carter • Harrison Chen, Maxillofacial Surgery NYC/Majestic Jets

Deepak Chopra • Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe • Rosario Dawson • Jamison Ernest • Dee & Ricky

Michael Dorf • Shepard Fairey • Chloe Flower • Angella Forbes, Forbes Public Relations

Emily Ford & Harold Ford, Jr. • Pauldine France Rick Friedman Daria Brit Greene, ACT/ART

 Tommy & Dee Hilfiger • Tamia & Grant Hill • Coppy Holzman • Kamal Hotchandani, Haute Living

Gayle King • Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. • Sanaa Lathan • Kevin & Erika Liles

John Legend & Chrissy Teigen • Shantell Martin • Flaviana Matata • Pat McGrath

Petra Nemcova • Larry Ossei-Mensah • George Perez • Denise Rich • Rachel Roy

Laura & Richard Saker • Yanik Silver, Maverick 1000 • Angela Simmons • Michael Skolnik

Peter Tunney • Carri Twigg • Miss Universe Paulina Vega • Tiana Webb-Evans • Kehinde Wiley

Ayesha Williams

Individual Tickets from $1,500

Tables from $15,000

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This year marks our 20th Anniversary, hope to have all your energy and support as we celebrate the impact we have been able to have on thousands of inner city youth and artists worldwide! Take a look at our 15th annual Art For Life in pictures below:

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