Wednesday, August 4, 2010

John Legend and Swizz Beatz Team Up to Raise Funds for Arts Education for New York City Youth

By BlackGivesBack NY contributor Akira Barclay

On Saturday, July 24, at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s star-studded Art for Life fundraiser in East Hampton, NY, R&B crooner John Legend and Honoree Kaseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean teamed up to announce an incredible donation. The two acclaimed recording artists are auctioning off the opportunity for two fans to join them both in-studio for an intimate recording session to raise funds for arts education.

The auction is live on charitybuzz, the leading destination for online charity auctions, now through August 18th. The auction package is estimated to be worth in excess of $50,000. Visit: to place your bid.

About Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, a 501 (C ) 3 organization, is dedicated to providing disadvantaged urban youth with significant arts exposure, access, and education as well as providing exhibition opportunities to early and mid-career artists and artists of color.

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