This weekend team GreasyGuide.com was invited to the Hampton’s to check out the 10th Anniversary of the “Art for Life” Fundraiser. Russel Simmons and Rush Philanthropic host this event every year and have helped to raise money so that children can continue to participate in the arts. It was packed full of celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, Star Jones, Gale, and the Real Housewives of NYC. Star Jones was the big winner of the evening as she raised over $100,000 in 20 minutes to help children and the arts.
But the recession is real. Many of the auction items up for grabs did not pull in the big bucks. But that didn’t put a damper on the evening. Rush Philanthropic was able to hit over $1 million in funds raised.
Check out some of our photos from the event and shout out to the City Year crew!