Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons
The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation held its 9th annual Art for Life Benefit Gala on July 19th in East Hampton, NY. Hosted by Soledad O' Brien, the evening featured live and silent auctions of unique art and luxury items, benefiting youth arts programs in New York City.
Supermodel, humanitarian and gala honoree Christy Turlington eyes a photograph for auction of hip hop artists Nas and Jay-Z.
The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with Rush Philanthropic founder Russell Simmons
BET's Stephen Hill, and television personalities Julissa Bermudez and AJ Calloway
New York Governor David Paterson
Honorary chairs Tamia and Grant Hill
VH1 Save the Music Foundation's Summer of Soul Concert
The Save the Music Foundation has taken the lead in restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as a part of every child’s complete education. To date, the foundation has provided more than $40 million in new musical instruments, affecting the lives of more than 1 million children.
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