Russell and Danny Simmons Raise $1.4 Million for Under Privileged Youth

russell_simmons.jpgRussell Simmons and his brother Danny helped raise $1.4 million for underprivileged New York area youth this past weekend during their Eighth Annual “Art For Life Not So Mellow Yellow” East Hampton fundraising gala. The star-studded event, which took place on Saturday (July 28) at Russell’s East Hampton, Long Island home, was organized by the brothers’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. Attendees included Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, model Petra Nemacova, rapper Chamillionaire and music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid. Gala sponsor Land Rover provided one of their luxury vehicles for auction, and the evening’s Rush Kids Live Auction allowed attendees to sponsor individual New York City youth for one year of arts education. H3 Enterprises, headed by CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis, generously donated one million shares of the company, valued at over $170,000, to Rush Education. The funds raised will be used to support three specific youth arts programs in the New York area, Friends of Island Academy, THE POINT and Working Playground, as well as Rush Philanthropic’s own education programs. Proceeds will also help launch Rush East New York, an arts oasis the foundation is opening later this year in Brooklyn, and help support Rush Arts Gallery exhibitions showcasing works by emerging artists of color.

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  • alter negro

    house nigga

  • D.

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  • loony T

    i commend the good deeds but this is the same cat who wants to censor hip hop. The same cat who started Def Jam, the number one label for explicit content. Def Jam has sold more cds with a Parental Advisory sticker than any other label in history. Talk about irony

  • Trizzle

    thatz wus up

  • Cuban Link

    Gee, thanks Run.You got replaced by Danny?Psh, fuckouttahere

  • Rodjilius

    sad thing about it is hes not changing anything kids will grow up to be what they will but at least hes trying tho

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  • EReal

    Good for the community, I’ll give him that.

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  • DARK

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  • Star5t

    Its pretty disgusting that such a positive story would receive such hateful comments?? Why so much hate? I don’t think the haters realize that they raised $1.4 million!!!! for inner-city kids to receive workshops and exposure to the arts!! Its very disgusting how ignorant and brain washed the hater comments are? Read a book….!

  • Star5T

    slavery banned slaves from reading and learning the facts…..seems like ole Willy Lynch is still at it…..