Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff

New York, N.Y. – Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail event in their beautiful Park Avenue residence, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as a kick-off for Surgeons of Hope’s (SoH) Annual Gala.

The highly-anticipated gala dinner and auction will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the JW Marriott Essex House. The gala will honor SoH Heart Ambassador, Diego Luna, Actor and Star of Narcos and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Maurice Lévy, Chairman of Publicis Groupe, who was recently inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame. The event is being chaired by Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, author and longtime supporter of Surgeons of Hope. To purchase tickets and learn about sponsorship opportunities, VISIT HERE.

 Rolando Madrigal With Jean Shafiroff And Victoria Flamant

Greg Kah With Jean Shafiroff, Geoffrey Bradfield And Kenneth Fishel

Gilda Sacasa With Alejandra Sacasa And Alexander Posse

 Helen Yarmak And Monica Kapoor
Providing remarks about Surgeons of Hope’s lifesaving work with children were Victoria Flamant, SoH Executive Director, Judith O’Neill, SoH Vice President, and Jean Shafiroff, event host. SoH board members David Chitayat and Robert Pine were also present, in addition to His Excellency Jaime Hermida Castillo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, Consular General Juan René Icaza of Nicaragua, and Consular General Rolando Madrigal of Costa Rica. They were joined by guests who are prominent in the New York social scene, including Flo Anthony, Edgar Batista, Tony Bechara, Geoffrey Bradfield, Victor dE Souza, Lee Fryd, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jack Hartnett, Roy Kean, Alexander & Alexandra Posse, Matt Rich, Gilda Sacasa, Randi Schatz, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Houben Tcherkelov, Roric Tobin, Carolina von Humboldt. Guests were delighted by a spontaneous Chopin performance by internationally recognized conductor/composer Charles Zachary Bornstein.

About Surgeons of Hope

Beginning in 2002, Surgeons of Hope strives to provide every infant and child with a damaged heart an equal opportunity to receive life-saving surgery. In order to immediately help children with heart defects, Surgeons of Hope organizes and deploys medical teams with volunteers from a number of international and national academic hospitals. Each medical mission is designed to meet the goals and needs of partnering communities. For more information visit:

Photos Courtesy Of Patrick McMullan