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Photos: Cyndi Lauper, Bobbi MacKenzie, Lena Hall and More at 2016 RUSH HeARTS Luncheon

Russell Simmons, Lena Hall, Bevy Smith and Tamara Tunie - who served as the event's host - were just a few of the many attendees at today's 4th-Annual RUSH HeARTS Education Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!

The luncheon honors individuals for their careers and philanthropic achievements, and their unyielding dedication to our youth, arts and education initiatives. The event began with a reception followed by a luncheon that honored Cyndi Lauper, Craig Newmark, Guy Vickers and Charles Best and included a special performance by Bobbi MacKenzie of Lauper's hit "True Colors".

The event 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 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 after-school and weekend sessions.

Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Photos: Cyndi Lauper, Bobbi MacKenzie, Lena Hall and More at 2016 RUSH HeARTS Luncheon
Actress and Host Tamara Tunie attends Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Annual Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon at The Plaza Hotel on March 11, 2016 in New York City.

Photos: Cyndi Lauper, Bobbi MacKenzie, Lena Hall and More at 2016 RUSH HeARTS Luncheon
Actress Lena Hall

Photos: Cyndi Lauper, Bobbi MacKenzie, Lena Hall and More at 2016 RUSH HeARTS Luncheon
Singer Bobbi MacKenzie and singer, Honoree, and True Colors Fund Co-Founder Cyndi Lauper

Photos: Cyndi Lauper, Bobbi MacKenzie, Lena Hall and More at 2016 RUSH HeARTS Luncheon
Singer Bobbi MacKenzie and TV personality Bevy Smith


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