The Annual Rush HeARTS Education Valentine’s Luncheon will take place on February 13.

This year’s event will honor Daymond John (CEO & Founder of FUBU, star of ABC’s Shark Tank), Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers, CC and Amber Sabathia, and featured artist Shantell Martin for their careers and philanthropic achievements, and their unyielding dedication to youth, arts and education initiatives. Kimora Lee Simmons and Tim Leissner will serve as the Event Chairs. The event will celebrate The Amazing Rush Kids, feature a special guest performance and music by DJ M.O.S. & DJ Kiss.

The Annual Rush HeARTS Education Valentine’s Luncheon raises funds for Rush’s Education programs for New York City’s inner city youth. Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation programs (Rush Galleries in the Schools, and Rush Little Kids, Rush Kids, Rush Teens and Rush Movers) are designed to inspire students, provide positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors, and support increased academic performance, by filling a void and providing arts education programs in public schools and through afterschool and weekend sessions.

Now celebrating it’s 20th year Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation was founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, as a 501c3 organization, dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, and to offering exhibition opportunities for emerging and underrepresented artists. Over the past 20 years, Rush has developed a broad base of friends, collaborators and supporters dedicated to supporting its mission. In addition to the 3,000 students served annually in its education programs, each year Rush exhibits the work of over 100 emerging and community-based artists in its galleries, and welcomes over 10,000 gallery visitors to its spaces in Chelsea, Manhattan (Rush Arts Gallery) and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (Corridor Gallery). For more information, visit www.rushphilanthropic.org.

WHEN: Friday, February 13, 2015

WHERE: The Plaza Hotel – The Grand Ballroom
768 5th Avenue at Central Park South New York

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