It’s easy to be labeled a dilettante when you come from wealth. But when referring to David Lauren, 39, and Lauren Bush, 27, featured in the October issue of T&C, it’d be more accurate and far better to label these two, philanthropists. This newly married couple (this past Labor Day weekend in Telluride, CO) has, for a number of years, independently forged their way with socially conscious endeavors. David has gone from painting homeless shelters as a teenager to, in recent years, spearheading the Match Rugby Fund, a RL Foundation’s initiative, which works with organizations like Donors Choose and Teach for America to provide grants through the sale of its limited-edition products. His new bride Lauren, who helped to feed the homeless as a youth, has taken a somewhat sartorial approach to doing her part in the world with her now four year old company, The FEED Project; the sales of her ubiquitous burlap bags providing food for the world’s hungry. Congratulations to this sophisticated and civic-minded new power couple.
(All photographs by Mark Seliger)
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