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MARIEBELLE CHOCOLATES EXPANDS TO FAMED PIERRE HOTEL 5TH AVE

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  MarieBelle Chocolates At The Pierre Hotel New York    The iconic Pierre Hotel this season continues to be the place to indulge in the exquisite world of MarieBelle Chocolates. Expanding from the popular shop in Soho, the famed chocolate house now serves customers on the Upper East Side Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at 2 East 61st Street at the latest luxury boutique. The Pierre on Fifth Avenue provides a perfect setting for the highly desirable sweets made by the world-famous chocolatier. Since 1930, the hotel has been revered as a quintessential monument to New York City grandeur. Shoppers will find for purchase at the boutique prestigious selections of gift boxes in a perfect sophisticated setting. About Mariebelle New York: MarieBelle New York founder and CEO Maribel Lieberman was born and raised near the cacao fields of Honduras and, as a young girl, she made and sold sweets to the local community. She emigrated to the U.S. and studied at The Parsons School of Design

LEGENDARY FOOTBALL PLAYERS STEPPING UP TO FIGHT CANCER

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  Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Pro Football Hall of Famers Harry Carson (NY Giants) and Joe Klecko (NY Jets) along with other teammates and colleagues: Ottis Anderson (NY Giants), Wesley Walker (NY Jets), Amani Toomer (NY Giants) and Leonard Marshall (NY Giants) are joining forces with the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) to raise money to fund cancer research.  The Step Up To Turn Cancer Off event will raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle while raising critical funds for cancer research.  Event Details: What: Step Up To Turn Cancer Off Event – 3-mile walk/run When: 11:00AM – Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey Why: To promote physical activity and raise crucial funds for cancer research.  Pre-Event Interview Opportunity: Media outlets are invited interview Harry Carson and potentially with legendary football players to discuss their involvement in the Step Up To Turn Cancer Off event and insp

THE NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS

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  The New York Women’s Foundation The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) announced today the appointment of its new officers and welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors. Each of these members is committed to enabling NYWF to use the blueprint of radical generosity and radical collaboration to advance a dynamic philanthropic strategy rooted in the belief that people living the issues know the answers and that when women and gender-expansive people thrive, their families and communities also thrive. The Foundation, among the largest women-led grantmaking organizations in the world, has used this trust-based, participatory grantmaking model since its inception in 1987 to support multi-issue and cross-identity efforts affecting women and families.  “We are delighted to welcome our new Board officers and board members,” said Ana L. Oliveira, President and CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation. “Our incoming board chairs, Mary Baglivo and Dr. Danielle Moss Cox, have been longst

PHILANTHROPIST JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS RECEPTION FOR SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER FOUNDATION

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  Jean Shafiroff With Martin Shafiroff Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe With Leesa Rowland & Larry Wohl  Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, television host, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life By What You Give, hosted a reception at her Manhattan home with husband Martin Shafiroff in aid of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) and their forthcoming Unconditional Love gala this summer in the Hamptons.   Hunt Slonem With Jean Shafiroff The reception was attended by Board President, Jordan Lippner and new Executive Director, Anthony Sabia with a host of supporters of the Foundation, including Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Stephen Baldwin, Jon Ledecky,   Peter Thomas Roth, Hunt Slonem,  Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, Leesa Rowland, Larry Wohl, Noreen Donovan, James Byrnes, Nicole Noonan, Steven Knobel,  Fer de Silva, Mike Espiritu, Kyle Persuad, Felicia Persuad, Brigid Fitzgerald, Jordan Roth, Eric Lerner, Marcus Tao, Nabys Vielman, Ron Dyce and

PATRICIA & ROGER SILVERSTEIN HOST KICKOFF PARTY FOR DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

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  Jean Shafiroff With Patricia Silverstein & Roger Silverstein Philanthropists and event Co-Chairs Patricia and Roger Silverstein hosted a kick-off party in honor of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s 4th Annual Hamptons Garden Gala at their elegant home in Water Mill.  Friends and supporters of the Foundation came together to celebrate the launch of the summer campaign in support of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF).  Notable Attendees included: Patricia Silverstein, Roger Silverstein, Brian Packin, Carrie Packin, Elena Ulansky, Jean Shafiroff, Noreen Donovan, James Byrnes, Maximillian Eicke, Irina Eicke, Lauren Smart, Geoff Smart , Elena Ulansky, Nittin Gambhir, Lauren Summa, Rebecca Seawright, Joe light, Yoly Light.  The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s 4th annual Hamptons Garden Gala will take place on Saturday, August 10th, 2024, at the home of Patricia and Roger Silverstein in Water Mill, NY and will Benefit the Diabetes Research Institute at

SOUTHAMPTON INN CELEBRATES ANNUAL BBQ WITH MEMORIAL DAY PARTY

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  Jean Shafiroff And Southampton Village Mayor William Manger Jr. Eddie Moan With Alice Thomson, Dede Gotthelf, Shane Moan & Terry Moan The award-winning Southampton Inn invited hotel guests, seasonal visitors and residents to a celebration at the most desirable location in the heart of Southampton New York, kicking off the Hamptons summer season at the 2024 Annual Memorial Day Weekend Barbeque.  Guests celebrated the holiday al fresco at the pool patio surrounded by several acres of manicured lawns and private gardens, where they enjoyed a buffet of signature burgers, platters of traditional salads and tasty holiday classics prepared by the team at Claude’s Restaurant.  The pool patio bar kept all the participants hydrated with a wide selection of chilled refreshments to sip under the sun.  Notable attendees included: Shane Moan, Dede Gotthelf, Terry Moan, Jean Shafiroff, Philip Gotthelf, Eddie Moan, Alice Thomson, Southampton Village Mayor William Manger jr., NYS Assemblywoman Re

PHILANTHROPIST JEAN SHAFIROFF HONORED BY THE URBAN RESOURCE INSTITUTE WITH 2024 TRAILBLAZER AWARD

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  Jean Shafiroff Philanthropist, humanitarian, and author Jean Shafiroff was recently honored with the 2024 Trailblazer Award by The Urban Resource Institute (URI), the nation’s largest provider of domestic violence shelter services. Ms. Shafiroff was recognized for her philanthropic endeavors and particular work in the areas of women’s issues and animal welfare charities. The award ceremony was held at URI’s 2024 URI Celebration: A Decade Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, at the iconic Cipriani 25 Broadway. The event commemorates ten years of the groundbreaking People and Animals Living Safely (PALS) program. Coinciding with National Pet Month, the event highlighted the transformative impact of PALS, and celebrated the continued commitment to providing safety for survivors of domestic violence and their pets.    Jean Shafiroff With New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright New York State Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright bestowed the award upon Ms. Shafiroff, who encouraged all

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION 10TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON @ NYC RIVERPARK

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  Elton Ilirjani With Jean Shafiroff Samuel Waxman With Rachelle Cohen, Marion Waxman & Barney Cohen The 10th Annual Waxman Luncheon, benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), took place in New York City at a new venue, Riverpark. The fundraising event featured a live, thrilling fashion show by legendary designer, Josie Natori, showcasing the Spring 2024 collection. This year’s honoree was Barney Cohen, Managing Director and Wealth Partner at J.P. Morgan Wealth Management, was recognized for his commitment to supporting collaborative cancer research.   More than 150 guests attended the affair and helped raise nearly $175,000 to support crucial SWCRF initiatives such as the International Network on Aging and Cancer and the Women's Cancer Research Program.    Ann Liguori Erica Fineberg With Marion Waxman & Jani Gerard In addition to the fashion presentation, guests were treated to an exciting live auction and had the opportunity to win a Mikimoto Akoya

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC 2024 GALA AT NEW YORK CITY'S ICONIC RAINBOW ROOM

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  Mike Sepso With Chloe Flower Brian Stokes Mitchell With Lorraine Gallard, James Gandre & Ted Chapin Manhattan School of Music (MSM)  hosted its 2024 Gala, at the iconic Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Plaza, in New York City.  The gala honored two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and longtime Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President Ted Chapin. A celebration of the school’s prestigious Musical Theatre Program, the evening was hosted by MSM alumnus, Broadway mainstay, and Tony Award-winner Shuler Hensley, and featured performances by current students of the MSM Musical Theatre Program as well as solo performances by Alysia Velez, MSM alumna and star of the acclaimed 2022 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. All performers were either MSM alumni or current students, and the evening featured Musical Direction by David Loud, legendary Broadway Musical Director and MD of the MSM Musical Theatre Program.  Pianist and MSM Artistic Staff member Shane Schag

STAR STUDDED LUISA DIAZ FOUNDATION GALA AT FAMED PLAZA HOTEL

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  Noreen Donovan With Luisa Diaz Jean Shafiroff The Luisa Diaz Foundation celebrated a milestone 10th anniversary black tie MAG gala at The Plaza Hotel. The annual event this year honored a decade of changing lives in communities across America with 2024 focusing on two organizations - Safe Passage Heals and Sanctuary for Families. It was a grand “Celebration of Kindness” attended by important international changemakers from across the globe and underpins the organization’s motto that “kindness is cool.” The survivors surprised Luisa with a proclamation from the New York State Senate recognizing the work she is doing with survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking as well as living up to her overarching theme of "Kindness is Cool"  by proclaiming May 15th,  "Luisa Diaz Day." Last year Mayor Adams proclaimed May 18th (the date of the gala) as “Kindness is Cool Day” in NYC forevermore. A Kindness is Cool festival will be held this Saturday, May 18th (“Kindne

JEAN SHAFIROFF & DENISE RICH CHAIR VIENNESE OPERA BALL @ PLAZA HOTEL

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  Jean Shafiroff Jean Shafiroff With Sabine Riglos And Denise Rich The Viennese Opera Ball - the oldest and most prestigious outside of Vienna - held its annual celebration for the 68th year at The Plaza Hotel in New York City with over 400 guests, under the auspices of the U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce, and organized by Executive Director, Silvia Frieser and The Event Atelier. The Gala chairs for the evening were Denise Rich and Jean Shafiroff. This gala benefitted the music therapy program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with support from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research and was “A Night inspired by ‘Aida’”, from the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi led under the artistic direction of Daniel Serafin with Austrian conductor, Maestro Vinicius Kattah.   Silvia Frieser Elton Ilirjani The vice chairs were Peter Thomas Roth and Sylvia Hemingway. Guests of Honor and Top opera stars performed arias from the opera Aida by Verdi including Grammy Award-Winners Leah Cro