Jean Shafiroff

Cole Rumbough And Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin

Lisa Downing And Dr. Penny Grant

Mario And Maria Marconni

Over the weekend,the Juniors of the NYC Mission Society Juniors hosted their Winter Happy Hour at the Griffin . Approximately 125 attended to show their support. Those in attendance included Jean Shafiroff, Cole Rumbough, Brooke Laing, Jackie Shafiroff, Consuelo Costin Vanderbuilt, Maria and Mario Maccioni (son of Siro Maccioni of Le Cirque), Brie Blythewood, Penny Grant, Nicole Noonan , Lisa Downing and Board Member, Benjamin Oaks.

The evening benefited NYC Mission Society, which is the oldest running charity in Manhattan. The 201 year old organization helps break the cycle of poverty for youth and families in Harlem, the Bronx, and the Lower East Side. The Junior Society was co-founded by Brook Laing and Cole Rumbough who is the 7th generation of his family to be involved in the charity. Also attending with style were, Antonella Lemos, Melissa Berkelhammer, Alex Hasick, Angelena Brack, Natasha Das and Lynn Pyfer.

Jean Shafiroff will be receiving the Dina Merrill Hartley Public Service Award at NYC Mission Society's gala at The Plaza on March 12, 2014. Other honorees at the March 12, 2014 event include Goldman Sachs Partner, Valentino Carlotti, and the Founders of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School in Harlem. The Junior Society will be hosting their after party following the March 12th Gala, venue to be announced. Tickets to the Gala may be purchased by calling
212- 674-3500 ext 210.


The New York City Mission Society was founded in 1812 on the traditions of faith and charity. For more than 200 years, it has been helping New York City’s youth, families and children break the cycle of poverty through comprehensive programs that focus on the areas of education, workforce development, prevention, youth development and community building.

New York City Mission Society builds and sustains community infrastructure by promoting healthy family relationships, strengthening community ties and providing a safe place for community events and holiday celebrations. These efforts invest in the future of its communities and deliver socio- economic benefits for families, neighborhoods and the entire city. Throughout its tenure, the New York City Mission Society has maintained its core values of dignity, kindness and respect for every person served, which have helped it become one of New York City’s most effective social services organizations.


The Junior Society is an association of young professionals from the local community who support the mission, vision and values of New York City Mission Society through hands-on outreach, innovative networking and unique fundraising opportunities. Their dynamic group of supporters, ages 21 to 35, as a member of the Junior Society you will connect with the best and brightest of New York City’s next generation of philanthropists while making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families.