On Saturday night, November 16th, The Russell J. Efros Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual Russell Sprouts Celebration of Life benefit concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Our goal is to raise funds to create an online and physical community space that bears Russell’s and foundation’s name. A place for artists to network, create, collaborate, learn and share their talents – a project that would greatly support the community’s needs and something that we were working on building with Russell just before he passed. Establishing this will not only help driven and talented artists gain access to the resources they need, but help to keep Russell’s dreams and his legacy alive.
And where will my contributions go? In order to achieve our goals, we need to raise funds for rent, web development, operational costs and to support and incubate local artists in the community. We will also continue to host concerts and engage local artists to create & innovate. With your help, we will soon be searching for a space to rent for the foundation in the heart of Brooklyn. The place that Russell loved and called home.