Russell Simmons to Earn Top Honor at Made in New York Spring Benefit

There’s nothing that we love more than spending a spectacular evening with celebrities, all for the benefit of a favorite nonprofit.

Such will be the case in late April when former Haute Living cover subject, Russell Simmons, is honored at the Made in New York annual Spring benefit. Simmons needs little introduction, but for those of you who may have been hiding out from the Great Recession these last few years, he is one of the revered co-founders of Def Jam records; co-founder of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding; co-founder of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation; and creator of the fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.

He won’t be the sole honoree either. Sharing the spotlight with the mogul, philanthropist, and supporter of the arts will be JBFCS Board of Trustees Chairman John A Herrmann and JBFCS Vice President David F. Everett.

The Jewish Board of Family and Children Services will honor the works of this trio of power players at Guastavino’s on April 21, naturally starting with a cocktail hour at 6:30, to be followed by a formal dinner beginning at 7:30. If previous years are any indication, this fete is sure to be a gathering of some of the most notable philanthropists in the world of nonprofits.