The Kick Off Luncheon For
Southampton Hospital’s
55th Annual Summer Party

Jean Shafiroff With Chuck Scarborough And Audrey Gruss

Denise de Luca With Randi Schatz

Regina Greeven With Anne Sitrick

Kathy Riley

Ann Rapp

Cassandra Seidenfeld With Debra Halpert

Jean Shafiroff, Chair of Southampton Hospital’s 55th Annual Summer Party, hosted a kickoff luncheon for the aforementioned summer fundraiser at Le Cirque.

Audrey Gruss, Honorary Chair, Robert S. Chaloner, Southampton Hospital President & CEO, and Steven M. Bernstein, Southampton Hospital Foundation President, joined Ms. Shafiroff in welcoming nearly 100 supporters of the Hospital to the luncheon. The August 3, 2013 Southampton Hospital 55th Annual Summer Party fundraiser will benefit The Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department & The Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart and Stroke Center.

Master of Ceremonies Chuck Scarborough spoke of the importance of Southampton Hospital’s presence in the communities of Long Island’s East End that it serves. Robert Chaloner expressed his gratitude on behalf of the Hospital’s Board and staff for the generosity of those attending and recognized past Summer Party chairs for their successful fundraising efforts. Jean Shafiroff thanked guests for their commitment to supporting their hospital, commenting, "The Hamptons is our home and we depend on Southampton Hospital to provide excellent care for those in need, particularly in an emergency.” Audrey Gruss, who, with her husband Martin, has donated $5 million to the Hospital to create the Hospital’s new Heart and Stroke Center, emphasized the importance of receiving timely treatment and the critical need for such a facility in the Hamptons. She also introduced the futuristic theme of the August 3rd Summer Party with news that the Hospital’s partnership with ArtSouthampton will enable this year’s event to take place in an air-conditioned tent, with d├ęcor designed by Antony Todd. A number of ArtSouthampton dealers, who will be exhibiting work prior to the Summer Party, have planned to donate a portion of the proceeds from sold work to aid the Hospital in a variety of healthcare initiatives.

Tickets for the Southampton Hospital’s 55th Annual Summer Party can be purchased by contacting Kathy Lucas at 631-726-8700 or via email at