Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon

Designer Zac Posen, Model Alek Wek and Actress Patina Miller were honored this afternoon for their careers and philanthropic achievements, and their unyielding dedication to our youth, arts and education initiatives at the Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon presented by the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

Cynthia Nixon hosted the event with Angela Simmons serving as Event Chair with Designers Dee and Ricky. Two of Rush''s co-founders, Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons, were also in attendance.

Additional guests included Padma Lakshmi, Robert Verdi, Gabriela Isler (Miss Universe 2013), Angela Martini (model), Charl Brown (Broadway actor), Miri Ben-Ari (Recording Artist) and Courtney Davis (Comedian).

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About Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation: The Third Annual Rush HeARTS Education Valentine''s Day Luncheon raised 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 Toddlers, Rush Kids and Rush Teens) are designed to inspire students, provide positive alternatives to high-risk behaviors, and support increased academic performance, by filling the void of arts education programs in public schools and through afterschool and weekend sessions. Founded in 1995 by brothers Russell, Danny and Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, and to offering exhibition opportunities for emerging and underrepresented artists.

Photos by Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Flaviana Matata

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Flaviana Matata

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Courtney Davis

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Gabriela Isler

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Alek Wek

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Robert Verde

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Eunice Omole

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Eunice Omole

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Angela Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Miri Ben-Ari

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Patina Miller and Charl Brown

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
lek Wek and Russell Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon and Russell Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon and Russell Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen, Alek Wek, Russell Simmons and Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Alek Wek, Zac Posen, Russell Simmons, Patina Miller and Miri Ben-Ari

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen, Alek Wek, Russell Simmons and Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Russell Simmons and Angela Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Antonio Estrada and Jesus Estrada

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Michael De Feo and Lia De Feo

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Michael De Feo

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Lia De Feo

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Russell Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Flaviana Matata

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Flaviana Matata

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Gina Rosario

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Gina Rosario

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Courtney Davis

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Gabriela Isler

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Gabriela Isler

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Miri Ben-Ari

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Miri Ben-Ari

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Miri Ben-Ari

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Angela Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Alek Wek

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Alek Wek

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Alek Wek

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Russell Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Russell Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Eunice Omole

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Eunice Omole

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Antonio Estrada

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Jesus Estrada

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Antonio Estrada and Jesus Estrada

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Alek Wek

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Patina Miller and Charl Brown

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen and Miri Ben-Ari

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen, Russell Simmons, Patina Miller and Miri Ben-Ari

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Alek Wek and Russell Simmons

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen, Alek Wek, Russell Simmons, and Patina Miller

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Cynthia Nixon, Charl Brown & More Attend Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon
Zac Posen, Russell Simmons, Alek Wek and Patina Miller

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.