JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF HOST SURGEONS OF HOPE
PRE GALA CELEBRATION
Photos By: Patrick McMullan
|Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff|
New York, N.Y. – Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff hosted a reception on the Upper East Side on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to celebrate Surgeons of Hope. Surgeons of Hope, a nonprofit striving to ensure that pediatric heart surgeries are available to the world’s most under-resourced regions, kicks off another year of service and fundraising by reconvening friends and partners. Attending guests gained insight into Surgeons of Hope’s growing efforts in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Peru, and encouraged to celebrate the nonprofit’s work at its One Night for Hope Gala on May 3rd in New York.
|Edgar Batista And Mary McFadden|
|Charles Catherine With Jean Shafiroff, Alejandro Posse And Gilda Sacasa|
The 2018 Night for Hope gala is honoring the memory of Michel Berty, co-founder of the Long Island Chapter of l’Arche USA and long-time supporter and part of the board of Surgeons of Hope. Starting the tradition of the annual Gala to benefit the children of Latin America, he was a generous contributor for the foundation.
This year’s Gala Chairs are Michael Katz and Robert G. Pine.
The Gala will be held on Thursday, May 3 at the Le Bernardin Privé by Eric Ripert in Manhattan, starting with cocktails at 7PM followed by dinner and program, music and a live and silent auction. To purchase tickets to the event and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit here for TICKETS.
|Jean Shafiroff With Alex Donner And Lucia Hwong Gordon|
|Naz And Mario Rinaldi|
|Edward Leibman With Jean Shafiroff|
In addition to Martin and Jean Shafiroff, and Surgeons of Hope’s Executive Director Charles Catherine, attending the kickoff party were: U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, Designer Victor de Souza, Artist Tony Bechara, Edgar Batista, designer Mary McFadden, Margo Lagenberf, Rebecca Knox, Rachel Hirschfeld, Edgar Batista, Natalie Ross, Florence Anthony, Chele Farley, Gilda Sacasa, Marie-Eve Berty, Odile Longchampt, Marie-Monique Steckel, Baroness Veronique Bich, H.E. Alejandro Posse and Surgeons of Hope VP Judith O’Neill.
|Charles Catherine With Michael Katz|
Gala Co-Chairs, this year’s Gala Committee includes: Eduardo and Suzanne da Cruz, Michael and Alison Katz, Pascal Royer and Nathalie Le Bos, Michel and Odile Longchampt, Daniela Nikolova and Judith O’Neill.
About Surgeons of Hope
Although complex pediatric heart surgeries and treatments are available, they are often out-of reach for the world’s more under-resourced regions. Surgeons of Hope strives to build a more equitable world by ensuring no child is negatively affected by a broken heart. Once surgeries are conducted, Surgeons of Hope also provides facilities, technology and triaging to ensure local medical professionals can continue this service in their communities.
Each year, Surgeons of Hope sends medical teams to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Peru to help children and provide them with a better future. https://surgeonsofhope.org