Photos By: Patrick McMullan
Jean Shafiroff And Georgina Bloomberg

Jean Shafiroff & Best Friends Animal Society, a national non-profit working towards ending homelessness within the pet community, celebrated the end of summer with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and adoptable animals in Amagansett.

Elizabeth Shafiroff

Philanthropist and Author Jean Shaffiroff and John Bradham hosted over 70 guests who gathered to hear co-founder and Board Chair of the Best Friends of Animal Society, Francis Battista, talk about the organizations campaign to end the killing of shelter pets across the nation. Best Friends Animal Society is working across the country to end the euthanizing of animals in shelters by 2025. Presently between 2 to 3 million animals are euthanized each year. 

Nathalie Ross And Lee Fryd

Best Friends Animal Society is also working in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to unite hundreds of lost pets with their owners and to find new homes for those whose owners can not be located. 

Helen McCluskey & Denise Johnston

Jean Shafiroff With Georgina Bloomber And Francis Battista

Guests including Georgina Bloomberg, Fashion Designer and pet couturier Anthony Rubio, Elizabeth Jensen, Elizabeth Shafiroff, NY State Assembly Woman Rebecca Seawright, Dorothy Feankel, Natalie Ross, Lee Fryd, John Lutri, Katie McEntee, Scarlet Magna and Jerry Rosenthal and Best Friends CEO and co-founder Gregory Castle, who snuggled with adoptable pets Emily and Artichoke and were invited to visit the new Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Manhattan.

Jean Shafiroff And John Bradham

Attendees enjoyed champagne donated by Moet, vegan cheese donated by Treeline Cheese and Apernol Spritz graciously contributed by Aperol.​

About Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is 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 works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. 

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. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.