Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff

Dr. Penny Grant And Sophia Bishop
New York, NY – On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, philanthropist and Mission Society Board member, Jean Shafiroff, hosted a gathering to kick off the holiday season and celebrate the Mission Society’s impact on New York City. With over 100 guests in attendance, Ms. Shafiroff welcomed family and friends to “party with a purpose” by learning more about the Mission Society’s educational programs and getting involved in the organization. Guests included Mission Society President, Elsie McCabe Thompson, and New York State Assembly Member, Rebecca Seawright, among others.

Ruth Miller With Jean Shafiroff And Sharon Bush

Elsie McCabe Thompson & Rebecca Seawright
“The holidays can be a difficult time for many of the families that the Mission Society serves. I hope this gathering inspires people to learn more about our impactful programs and to give back to help lift others up. Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and our work at the Mission Society makes a huge difference in eliminating the barriers they may face in doing so,” shared Jean Shafiroff.

Jean Shafiroff And Zang Toi

Chiu-Ti Jensen And Patricia Shiah

For over 200 years, the Mission Society has served New York City’s most vulnerable communities and has worked to end multigenerational poverty through innovative and engaging educational programs. Since 1812, the Mission Society of New York City has worked to end multigenerational poverty by building the lifelong educational capacity of New York’s most vulnerable youth and families. 

Lee Fryd With Isabelle Orlansky And Robin Cofer

 Each year, they provide nearly 5.500 young people and parents with a progressive suite of after school, college prep, and career readiness programs at their flagship building on Malcolm X Boulevard and 12 public school programs in Harlem, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Chinatown.

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