Jean Shafiroff

Southampton Long Island, NY –– Philanthropist, author, former honoree, and ‘Open Your Heart’ co-chair Jean Shafiroff, along with her husband Martin Shafiroff celebrated the American Heart Association’s 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. The gala took place this past Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY where more than 400 guests and well-wishers demonstrated their commitment to heart health and the work of this important Association.

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Dr. Aubrey Galloway & Elaine Hammond

The over 400 attendees for the American Heart Association’s 21st Annual; Hamptons Heart Ball enjoyed an evening of great food, drinks, speeches and charity. Guests were thrilled by the events new location this year. The Southampton Arts Center was host to the event and did not disappoint. The American Heart Association, once again proved that theirs was the party to be at on Saturday, June 10th raising funds to help in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Mark And Marianne Epley

Barry Altman & Marcia Altman

Lori Mosca, And Ralph Mosca

Victor dE Souza & Mark Masone
This year, the Heart Ball honored Lori Mosca, MD Professor of Medicine Emerita and Director American Heart Association Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network at Columbia University Medical Center and Ralph S. Mosca, M.D., George E. Reed, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Division Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital Of New York, NYU Langone Medical Center. The Village of Southampton was also recognized for being a Heart Safe community. The 2017 Hamptons Heart Ball was chaired by George Benedict, Chair Emeritus of the Board of Seafield Center and Aubrey C. Galloway, M.D., Seymour Cohn Professor & Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center. This year’s Open Your Heart was chaired by Jean Shafiroff who assisted in numerous Kick-Off parties and securing donations for the American Heart Association.

Notable attendees included: Lori Stokes, Co-Anchor of ABC Eyewitness News who served as Master of Ceremonies. Also in attendance were LI Board Member Meredith Cohn, Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Arnie and Paola Rosenshein, Ava Roosevelt, Ann Liguori, David and Jill Kandell, Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt, Tracy Stern, Nicole Noonan, Randi Schatz, Barry and Marsha Altman, Dean and Maria Elana Christiansen, Jon and Joan Gruen and John and Terry Tortorella.

In addition to honoring Dr. Lori Mosca and Dr. Ralph S. Mosca, the Hamptons Heart Ball recognized The Village of Southampton for being a Heart Safe community.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became an Ambassador for the American Humane Society. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.

Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country.

The Hamptons Heart Ball, is a fun and elegant event focused on raising funds for the mission of the American Heart Association. Friends and colleagues from NYC, Long Island and the Hamptons enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Hamptons while eating delicious heart healthy foods catered by Elegant Affairs, drinking delightful wines and having fun dancing to the music of That 70’s Band all night long.

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