Charity events and fundraisers are a constant fixture in the celebrity calendar. Russell Simmons is hosting his Twelfth Annual Garden Pary Gala at his East Hampton Estate on July 30, 2011. If you’d like to check out Russell’s beach pad and hang out with some A-List types at “The Zen of Giving,” the opportunity is at hand.
Honoring Mary J. Blige, Ed Norton and Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon, the event is sure to draw an A-List crowd for cocktails, dinner and an entertainment program which includes the vocals of Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson.
Honorary Chairs for the event are Gwyneth Paltrow, Kimora Lee Simmons and actor Djimon Hounsou; Star Jones is conducting an auction; and other Event Chairs include Uma Thurman.
Benefiting inner city youth, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation was founded by three brothers – Danny Simmons, Russell Simmons and Run DMC’s “Rev Run” Simmons – to offer access to the arts and exhibition opportunities for underrepresented artists and artists of color. Speaking of color, the dress code for the event… “Sun-kissed saffron and red jade”
“How much?” you ask. Individual tickets to the event start at $1,500, tables of ten from $15,000. To purchase tickets contact Tracey Doolin (tdoolin at inezevents dot com).