Supporting a number of charities, Ron’s contribution to Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation has helped transformed the area in Brooklyn. Located on 2590 Atlantic Avenue, the 10,000 square foot space features a gallery and a studio for local artists and teachers.
The donation will help Rush expand its gallery portfolio in Chelsea and Clinton Hill. The Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation promotes arts education for disadvantaged you and emerging artists.
Ron was instrumental in building a new annex for a school in Far Rockaway, Queens. Overcrowding was becoming an issue due to the development in the area. The annex now houses up to 200 students. In the past students would have to be in a room where two classes were being taught at the same time. The principal of the school, John M. Quattrocchi was grateful to Ron Hershco for providing a solution to their school’s capacity issues.