Jean Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff With Harry Benson
Sharon Bush And Geoffrey Bradfield

The Eighth Annual Better World Awards Gala Honored Luminaries and Philanthropists including Jean Shafiroff and Harry Benson. Grammy Award Musician, Jose Feliciano, performed ‘Light My Fire’

The Eighth Annual Better World Awards, themed Roc4Humanity, and benefiting Wells of Life was held recently, at The Loeb Boathouse where it recognized outstanding humanitarians who have made the world a better place.

Gigi Benson With Harry Benson And Kerry Kennedy

Jean Shafiroff was presented with the Humanitarian Philanthropist Award, by New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright. Acclaimed photographer Harry Benson, CBE, was presented with the Humanitarian Arts Award by Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy of Human Rights Foundation. Philanthropist and author. Fred Schneider was given the Humanitarian Musician Award, and Claudinette Jean, wife of Wyclef Jean, was given the Humanitarian Helping Hand Award.

Dorinda Medley With Rita Cosby, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin And Michele Herbert 
Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff

The event was hosted by television and radio star Rita Cosby, and Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, CEO of SohoMuse.

Acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the greatest living guitarists, eight-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Jose Feliciano celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the hit song Light My Fire by performing it for attendees. Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, opera singer and daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco, performed her soon-to-be-released pop single, Fearless. Grammy and Emmy nominee, Clayton Bryant performed a tribute medley to humanitarian artists who have made the world a “better place.”

Ian Mellencamp And Jazmin Grace Grimaldi

Jean Shafiroff With Jose Feliciano

Wells of Life provides clean drinking water in rural areas in Uganda, where clean, sanitary water is scarce. The Founder of Wells of Life, Nick Jordan, along with the organizations President, Pete Callahan, were recognized for their philanthropic efforts to save lives in Africa, one well at a time.

Randy Jones With Emrhys Cooper

Jean Shafiroff With Wells Of Life Founder Nick Jordon

Additional attendees included RHONY star Dorinda Medly and John Mahdessian, Randy Jones of the Village People, Skincare mogul Peter Thomas Roth, Sharon Bush, Martin Shafiroff, Gigi Benson, Michele Herbert, Geoffrey Bradfield, and model Ian Mellencamp. The event is endorsed by The Love Over All and Bob Marley Family Foundations.

About Wells of Life

Wells of Life is a Christian non-profit organization that provides access to clean, sustainable drinking water for the rural communities of Uganda. Our focus stems from the desire to improve their quality of life, one well at a time. We’re committed to using all our available resources to help people access this basic human need. Every well provides an opportunity to share the gospel in word and in action. Our vision is a world where access to clean water is no longer an obstacle to living a healthy and productive life.

 Photos By: Patrick McMullan