rush hearts luncheon

All positive vibes.

That was the atmosphere at the 4th Annual Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon on Friday. Arriving to the red carpet at the Plaza Hotel, Lena Hall, Bevy Smith, and the afternoon’s hostess Tamara Tunie took questions from reporters before Russell Simmons arrived with girlfriend Lucy McIntosh.

rush hearts luncheon

Craiglist founder Craig Newmark, one of the luncheon’s honorees, shared the following advice for young entrepreneurs while walking the carpet:

Just start by treating people like you want to be treated and whatever you do, provide good customer service. And do something that means something, rather than what seems trendy or cool.”

Once inside, guests enjoyed a three-course vegan meal while the rest of the honorees, Cyndi Lauper, founder Charles Best, and Tommy Hilfiger Foundation President Guy Vickers, were presented with portraits created by the young artists of the Rush Philanthropic Arts programs.

rush hearts luncheon

The event raised funds for Rush’s Education programs for NYC’s inner-city youth. Keep up the amazing work, Russell.


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