Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) Heads ‘Back To The Future’ At Annual ART FOR LIFE Benefit.
Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) will celebrate the 2016 ART FOR LIFE Benefit on July 16th at Fairview Farms in Bridgehampton, NY. RPAF works to provide inner city youth across New York City with significant exposure to the arts, as well as to supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities. This year’s private gala will honor Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist; Star Jones, TV personality, lawyer and philanthropist; Frank Cooper III, CMO/CCO of BuzzFeed; James Cruz, President Bad Boy Management & Strategic Alliances; Suzanne de Passe, Co-Chair de Passe Jones Entertainment; Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks; Alex Waislitz, Founder & Chairman of the Thorney Investment Group Australia & Waislitz Family Foundation; and Artist Nari Ward for their support of the arts, career achievements, and overall commitment to our communities. The benefit will also host a surprise special guest performance.
Comedian, writer and star of ABC’s “Blackish” Anthony Anderson will serve as the evening’s host. DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss will keep the dance floor alive throughout the night.
Artfully crafted cocktails created by Art For Life Gold Sponsor BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin will be featured throughout the evening. This year’s benefit is also supported by silver sponsor Merrill Lynch, bronze sponsor BET, and online charity partner CharityBuzz. This year’s media partners are Hamptons magazine, Artspace, and Haute Living.