Jean Shafiroff

Diana Taylor And Jean Shafiroff

The New York Women’s Foundation (“NYWF”) held a luncheon recently hosted by Board Member and noted philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, at Le Cirque Restaurant recently in support of the NYWF, which is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a voice for women and a force for change.

The event featured an intimate conversation between Diana L. Taylor, former NYWF Board Chair Alumna & Advisory Council Chair, and Dina Habib Powell, head of Goldman Sachs Bank USA’s Urban Investment Group & Global Head of the Office of Corporate Engagement. The conversation was moderated by Priscilla Painton, Executive Editor of Nonfiction at Simon & Schuster and former Managing Editor at Time Magazine.

Jean Shafiroff thanked all attendees for taking the time to join her at the luncheon. She said when you empower women you also empower the families and communities they live in.

As an active volunteer fundraiser and leader of several New York City and Southampton charitable causes, Jean Shafiroff and has a particular interest in charities related to women, animals and the underserved. Each year she chairs numerous galas and host events benefiting not-for-profit organizations.

ABOUT NYWF: The New York Women’s Foundation® is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a voice for women and a force for change. The Foundation identifies innovative organizations that are effecting change in the communities they serve for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families toward long-term economic security through individual transformation and systemic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents. NYWF funds programs that promote economic security and justice, anti-violence and safety; and health, sexual rights and reproductive justice for women and girls in New York City.

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