Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's

Annual Rush HeARTS Luncheon
to Benefit Rush’s Education Programs

The Plaza Hotel

Grand Ballroom

Friday, March 11, 2016

11:30 am Reception
Noon to 2 pm Luncheon & Program


Charles Best, Founder and CEO of

Cyndi Lauper, Co-founder of the True Colors Fund

Craig Newmark, Founder of craigslist and craigconnects

Guy Vickers, President PVH Foundation

Hosted by

Tamara Tunie

Event Chairs

Kimora Lee Simmons & Tim Leissner

With Special Performances by

Bobbi MacKenzie & Chloe Flower


The Amazing Rush Kids & KLS Scholars

Benefit Committee

Carol Archer • Efva Attling • Isolde Brielmaier • Allison Weiss Brady

Sherry B. Bronfman • Valeisha Butterfield-Jones

Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe & Patrick Coombe • Dee and Ricky • Javier Evans

Tiana Webb Evans • Michelle Gadsden-Williams & David Jamal Williams

Daria Brit Greene • Kimberley Hatchett • Sara Herbert-Galloway • Coppy Holzman Charitybuzz

Dara Kaplan • Flaviana Matata • Tamara Mellon, OBE • Brenda D. Neal • Camilla Olsson

Larry Ossei-Mensah • Schwanda Rountree • Josue Sejour • Kehinde Wiley • Gwen Wunderlich

Tickets $500

Tables of ten $5,000 & up

For tickets, tables, sponsorship opportunities, and more information please visit or contact Rush Philanthropic at 718.230.5002 or email

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