Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Presents 3rd Annual "Unconditional Love"

Jean Shafiroff Wearing Oscar de la Renta

Jean Shafiroff With Sandra McConnell, Ellen And Chuck Scarborough

Tom Gates With Liz Derringer And Mitch Douglas

Jean Shafiroff And Lydia Touzet

Lucia Hwong Gordon And Joan Jedell
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, SASF, held its 3rd Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 21st, chaired by Jean Shafiroff at the Southampton home of Sandra McConnell. Cocktails began at 7:00 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner catered by Robbins-Wolfe Eventeurs and dancing the sounds of the Alex Donner Orchestra, which was generously underwritten by an anonymous donor. The Honorary Corporate Chairs were Allen & Co and Barclays. Ellen & Chuck Scarborough, (NBC 4 News Anchor), were honored for their innumerable contributions to the world of homeless dogs and cats and their continued support of SASF. Jane Hanson, host of NBC 4's New York Live was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Darlene Rodriguez, David Ushery and Lynda Baquero, all NBC Correspondents joined their colleagues in feting Ellen & Chuck Scarborough.

In attendance from the shelter, were Susan Allen, the organization's founder and "ANGEL", as well as Board President, Jonathan McCann, Board Exec. V.P., Sony Schotland, Treasurer, Steve Greenfield, and Board Members Joel Cooper and Jay Durante. Also seen were Honorary Board members, Jean Remmel Little and Andy Sabin.

 Dawne Marie Grannum With Sandra McConnell And Dr. Penny Grant

Jean Shafiroff And Sandra McConnell
A silent auction, which was chaired by Nancy Jane Loewy and Amy Cosman, was featured and the gift bag committee was chaired by Raya Keis Knight. Other committee members in attendance were Debra Tanger and Sharon Kerr. Each attended with their respective husbands, Martin Shafiroff, Jeffrey Lowey, Ray Cosman and Cliff Knight. Other guests included Southampton Hospital President, Robert Chaloner, Margo McNabb Nederlander & James L. Nederlander, Charlene & James Nederlander Sr., Somers & Jonathan Farkas, Yaz & Valentin Hernandez, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Cece & Lee Black, Lydia & Rudy Touzet, Beverly & Saul Negreann, Henry Buhl, Linda & Kim Renk, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Mayor Mark & Marianne Epley, Cassandra and Robert Seidenfeld, Howard Marton, Chris Obetz and Melanie & John Wambold, among the 300 + guests in attendance.

 Elizabeth Shafiroff With Jean Shafiroff And Mayor Epley

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is ranked among the top ten shelters in the country. The Shelter's Board President recently said, "As a result of the skilled staff and extraordinary volunteers, the shelter has been named the 2012 SHELTER of the YEAR, an honor bestowed at the June 9, 2012 Petfest's Pet Hero Awards Ceremony".

Photos By: James Edstrom