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FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY TO HONOR PHILANTHROPIST JEAN SHAFIROFF

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  Jean Shafiroff Celebrating its 40th Anniversary throughout 2022, French Heritage Society (FHS)  will mark its milestone year on both sides of the Atlantic this fall with a 40th Anniversary Gala at the Petit Palais in Paris on October 15th and “Gilded Age Gala” at a private club in Manhattan on November 17th. The New York Gala will honor philanthropist and long time Board Member, Jean Shafiroff.  FHS kicked off its busy fall gala season with festive cocktails on two consecutive Thursday evenings in September, one graciously hosted by FHS Board Member and Gilded Age Gala honoree Jean Shafiroff and the other by Young Patrons Circle Co-Chair Blake Funston. Jean Shafiroff With NYS Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright & Elizabeth Stribling On Thursday, September 22nd   cocktail festivities were held at the exquisite home of Jean and Martin Shafiroff. Remarks were given by Jean Shafiroff , as well as FHS Chairman Elizabeth Stribling and FHS Events Chair CeCe Black. Guests were further delig

FORBES BEST OF AFRICA AWARDS 2022 @ MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN @ COLUMBUS CIRCLE

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  His Excellency, Mr. Patrick Muyaya, Communication & Media Minister, Democratic Republic Of Congo (New York, NY) Each year During the New York General Assembly Opening at the United Nations, Forbes Hosts their Forbes Best of Africa Awards 2022, which celebrate the work of leading lights whose individual efforts contribute to the growth of the African continent. At a recent reception held at the Museum of Art and Design at Columbus Circle sponsored by Invest Africa in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank and Divo International four individuals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where honored for their work.  The DRC was identified by Forbes as deserved of special mention for the progress they have been making to improve their business climate and thereby attract investors. Those Honored by Forbes included. His Excellency Mr. Nicolas Kazadi, Finance minister, for his leadership in achieving growth of state revenues and the good management of public finances. Mr. Pascal

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION'S 40TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

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  Gary Jacob With Dr. Samuel Waxman, Dennis Herman And William T. Sullivan The Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, NY was once again the scenic location for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation’s (SWCRF) 40th Annual Golf Tournament. More than 80 participants enjoyed spectacular weather for a competitive round of golf, followed by a dinner reception. More than $200,000 was raised and will be invested in collaborative cancer research programs. Sadly, the incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide. It is estimated that 1.8 million Americans – or more than 4,900 every day – will receive a cancer diagnosis. In 2021, the SWCRF directed more than $2 million in donor-supported funds to fund a record 53 research scientists at some of the world’s leading research institutions. The SWCRF research programs are advancing science aimed at addressing more than 14 types of cancer. The foundation requires that those who receive research funding, collaborate with labs outside of their di

CONSUELO VANDERBILT COSTIN & SOHO MUSE IGNITE THE RUNWAY

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  Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin Wearing Victor De Souza  (NEW YORK, NY) SohoMuse, “the trusted source for creative professionals” co-founded by Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, seventh generation heiress of shipping and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, in collaboration with Jez & LiveRocketStudios, attracted a ‘swelligent’ crowd from the worlds of finance, society, celebrity, fashion & tech.  Set in the sexy, all black, two story LiveRocketStudios event space at 199 Water Street in New York City, Founded by Mark Bozek (QVC & HSN fame, now online streaming pioneer) in the newly renovated Seaport Area, “Ignite The Runway’ was presented in this “salon noire” which featured two circular staircases which proved to be a magnificent backdrop for this innovative manipulation of Fashion, Music & Art & Tech, succinctly woven into a tapestry of visual eye candy whereby each fashion designer & performer was introduced by their beautiful muse and Hostess of the evening (ala-Mo

SPORTS BROADCASTING LEGEND ANN LIGUORI HOSTS 24TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

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  Ann Liguori With John Farren And John McLaughlin Sports Broadcasting trailblazer and award-winning Talk Show Host Ann Liguori hosted her 24th Annual Ann Liguori Foundation (ALF) Charity Golf Classic at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton, N.Y. The annual charity outing benefits not-for-profits that work in the field of cancer research and care including the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and East End Hospice in addition to mentorship programs to help aspiring sports media students.  Dan Pontecorvo, Global Director of Real Estate & Engineering, Jane Street Capital, was the 2022 ALF Business Honoree, and Alex Lifeson, Hall of Fame Guitarist, RUSH accepted the 2022 ALF Music Honoree Award during the Award’s program.  “I’m delighted to say it was our best fundraising effort in 24 years,” says Liguori. “Both of our honorees, Dan and Alex, our former honorees, participants, and our amazing group of volunteers and committee members, contri

THE FOREVER VACATION AT MAYAKOBA RESORT WITH LUXURY AND NATURE

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  Mayakoba Resort Located on 620 acres of pristine lagoons, jungles, and beaches along the shores of the famed Riviera Maya, in Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, the Mayakoba Resort is home to award-winning hotels such as the Fairmont Heritage Place, Banyan Tree Mayakoba and the Rosewood Mayakoba. In addition, restaurants, spas and a PGA-sanctioned golf course – El Camaleón, all designed to preserve and enhance the native landscape. With some 25 restaurants at Mayakoba there is something for everyone taste and although the cuisines may be different, every meal is prepared to the highest standards with choices ranging from Mexican at Aqui Me Qued, La Laguna and the Zapote Bar to Asian at Agave Azul or Saffron to International such as Cocina Milagro and Oriente to name a few. In addition to providing residents with priority access to the resort’s twenty-three restaurants and four spas there is also exclusive access to the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleón golf course. El Camaleón blends through

AVENUE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES PETER DAVIS NEW EDITOR IN CHIEF

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  AVENUE MAGAZINE (New York, NY) Avenue Magazine announces the appointment of Peter Davis as its new Editor-in-Chief.  The first issue under his Editorial leadership will be the September / October 2022 edition of the magazine. Peter Davis was born and raised in Manhattan. Previous positions have included Senior Editor for Paper and Features Director of The Daily Front Row. In addition, He was the founder and Editor in Chief of Observer Media's SCENE Magazine and also created 57 Newspaper. Most recently he was the Editor in Chief of L'Officiel.  Commenting on his appointment, Davis said, “I am thrilled to be joining Avenue Magazine, a publication I grew up with and have always loved. It feels like coming home. Since the 2018 acquisition of Avenue Magazine, the publication under its new ownership has never looked better or been a better read.” His articles on fashion, design, celebrity, travel and society have been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street J

REAL ESTATE TRAILBLAZER CAGRI KANVER AMONG ENTREPRENEURS TO WATCH

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  Cagri Kanver Cagri Kanver is one of America’s most notable contenders in the world of emerging real estate developments after completing numerous successful ventures. With a powerful vision of creating a high growth and vertically integrated real estate, the scope of his work provides a broad range of services and products with an objective of supporting worldwide positive benefits to the industry. Kanver is a man on a mission, with a vision to redefine industry standards and revolutionize how we look at real estate development.  Inspired by his own commitment to projects, he is constantly developing fresh concepts and innovative ideas in the market.  This entrepreneur has worked across multiple industries as both an investor and startup entrepreneur culminating in his success today. From a young businessperson to his ensuing years as a leader, he has been involved in a significant number of early-stage companies, ranging from proprietary building systems to real estate holding compa

OPERATION WARRIOR SHIELD & SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

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  Pat And Chris Quirin With Layla Jean Shafiroff (New York, NY) Operation Warrior Shield (OWS) and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) formally announced their partnership to provide companion pets for veterans through OWS' Operation Canine Companion program. The announcement was made during Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's 13th Annual Unconditional Love Gala, held Saturday July 16, 2022 at a private residence on Gin Lane, in Southampton. Chaired by Jean Shafiroff, the event honored William Bratton, former Police Commissioner of New York City, and Jonathan McCann, founding President of SASF. The Honorary Chair was Georgina Bloomberg. The annual event has been the most important fundraiser for the shelter for over a decade, featuring a reception, seated dinner and dancing. A live and silent auction helped raise much-needed funds for SASF's animal residents and programs, as well as garnering enthusiastic support specifically for Operation Canine Companion. Vi

PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATIONS ANNUAL HAMPTONS GALA @ PARRISH ART MUSEUM IN WATER MILL NY

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  Alex Rodriguez Michael Milken John Oates The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) 22nd Annual Gala in the Hamptons took place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY. The summer benefit supported the Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and celebrated the millions raised and achievements made in the past 29 years through PCF. Founder Michael Milken and The Gala in the Hamptons weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be entertained while helping to fund groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research. Oliver Stone The gala began with a lively cocktail reception as distinguished guests and athletes entered the breathtaking Parrish Art Museum terrace – which is celebrating its 10th year at its new location.  Total Sponsorships and ticket sales were valued at $1.3 million. In addition to this, the live auction was swift, raising more than $6.5 million for the Foundation’s work of which the auction lots included a 4-day Home Run Challenge MLB package, 2 VIP access pac

JEAN SHAFIROFF - MICHAEL BLOOMBERG - DONNA KARAN - BROOKE SHIELDS - DON LEMON ATTEND 2022 HAMPTONS CLASSIC

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  Jean Shafiroff  With Mike Bloomberg & Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman Jean Shafiroff With Diana Taylor Kevin Berlin The final day of the 2022 Hampton Classic which took place in Bridgehampton, NY on September 4, 2022, brought together over a thousand people including former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his longtime partner Diana Taylor, philanthropist and social icon Jean Shafiroff , Donna Karan , Brooke Shields, Don Lemon, business tycoon John Paulson, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, real estate titan Howard Lorber, and Stony Brook Southampton President Robert Chaloner.   Chris Wasserstein And Dan Rattiner Proceeds raised from the event will go toward funding Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. This year , the first place winner of the Hampton Grand Prix Classic was Karl Cook who took home the $410,000 Hamptons Classic Five Star Grand Prix. Karl Cook placed first by two tenths of a second.  Photos Courtesy Of James Bayrami / Patrick McMullan / Getty Images

TURNER SPARKS BLASTS INTO NEW YORK CITY'S UPPER ECHELON WITH SOPHOMORE ALBUM 'DOUBLE HAPPINESS'

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  Double Happiness New York City comedian Turner Sparks spent twelve years living in Suzhou, China, a journey that ended with a marriage to his Chinese bride Ye Ye.  He and Ye Ye then spent two years staring at each other in a one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment during a global pandemic. In “Double Happiness”, Sparks ties together stories from the mountains of China, to the apple orchards of Pennsylvania, to the streets of Brooklyn as he tells the tale of their truly unique, yet hilariously familiar pandemic. Double Happiness sees Turner come into his own as a premier comedic storyteller while maintaining the strong observational comedy muscle he displayed on his 2019 debut album Turner Sparks Live from the Friars Club.   On Double Happiness’ stand-out track “Career Day”, Turner hilariously claims that America is doing better with the pandemic than it was a year ago because “A year ago I got asked to speak at a high school career day while I was on unemployment”.  On “Apple Picking is a Sca

GLOBAL STRAYS HOLDS 4TH ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

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  Elizabeth Shafiroff Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff Southampton, NY - Global Strays, the organization that aims to reduce the suffering of animals in impoverished regions globally, held its 4th Annual Benefit, Educating the Next Generation of Animal Welfare Advocates, on Friday, August 26, 2022 at Naia Hamptons in Southampton, NY.  The Host Committee was led by Global Strays President & co-founder Elizabeth Shafiroff together with Ingrid Arneberg, Renee Amorosi, Janna Bullock, Eugenia Valliades, Randi Schatz, Jean Shafiroff, Georgina Bloomberg and Kim Renk. Performance By X Factor Finalist Stacy Francis Notable attendees included: New York State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, David Hochberg, Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ingrid Arneberg, Felicia and Kyle Persaud, Patrick McMullan, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Eugenia Valliades, Henry Buhl, Kingsley Crawford, Dee Rivera, Patricia Deshong, Orley Pacheco, Richard Ballard, Randi Schatz, Lee Fryd and Liliana Cavendish. There was a

DOUGLAS ELLIMAN EXCLUSIVE SALES REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE RESERVE AT MAYAKOBA

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  Mayakoba Resort   Douglas Elliman Realty, one of the largest independent residential real estate brokerages in the United States, announced today that the Erin Boisson Aries Team of New York City, Mario Stocco of Florida and Francisco Rizo of Texas have been named the exclusive marketing and sales representatives for The Reserve at Mayakoba, a new collection of luxury residences within the celebrated Mexican Caribbean resort. Located on 620 acres of pristine lagoons, jungles and beaches along the shores of the famed Riviera Maya, in Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, the Mayakoba Resort is home to award-winning hotels, restaurants, spas and a PGA-sanctioned golf course, all designed to preserve and enhance the native landscape. Developed by leading asset management firm Sancus Capital Partners in partnership with Inmobilia, one of the most important real estate developers in the Mexican Southeast, The Reserve at Mayakoba will offer exceptional privacy and enviable amenities across 66,408 sq

CYNDI LAUPER PERFORMS AT NORTHWELL HEALTH'S SUMMER HAMPTONS EVENING

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Cyndi Lauper   Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning songwriter and performing artist Cyndi Lauper performed at Northwell Health’s fourth annual Summer Hamptons Evening (SHE) on August 13, which raised $925,000 for the Katz Institute for Women’s Health.  The event was held in Water Mill, NY, at the residence of Victoria Moran-Furman, who hosted alongside presenting sponsors Iris and Saul Katz, the benefactors of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Eric Moran and celebrity event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events. Elaina Scotto And Rosanna Scotto Margaret Josephs Supporters of the event are raising health for the women in our communities — from Manhattan to Montauk. Northwell’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health has created the only network of experts — including clinicians, scientists and researchers — who are uniquely qualified to address the healthcare needs of women. Larry Scott With Rosanna Scotto & Lynn Scotti “Women have been understudied, underdiagnosed and undertr