Jean Shafiroff

East Hampton, New York -- The Ellen Hermanson Foundation hosted a spectacular gala and fundraising event, An Evening of Enchantment, recently at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, NY. Jean Shafiroff, noted philanthropist, was the Gala Chair, along with the Host Committee which included The Ellen Hermanson Board of Directors and Friends of The Foundation.
Jean Shafiroff With Julie Ratner

 The two honorees of the evening were Marcia Hefter with BNB Bank, honored for their extraordinary commitment to the East End community and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle for his advocacy for access to breast health care. Lucas Hunt, President of HUNT Auctioneers and a celebrated American poet, was the Master of Ceremonies for the live auction. He was very successful in raising much needed funding for all the programs The Ellen Hermanson Foundation offers to the community. The event featured entertainment by Broadway star Samantha Massell, cuisine by Jean-Georges, dancing to DJ Double S Productions, Mirror Photobooth NYC and more.

Julie Ratner With Jay Schneiderman, Jean Shafiroff,
Senator Kenneth P. Lavalle, Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright & Julie Stone

Ellen’s Run will take place on Sunday, August 18 at 9am at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, 265 Herrick Road, Southampton. All are welcome! Advance registration is $35/$25 for seniors and children. Registration the day of race is $45 for all ages. Please visit to preregister for this event.

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Photos Courtesy Of Patrick McMullan