Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Christine Schott Ledes

Philanthropic Influencer Jean Shafiroff (@jeanshafiroff) and Christine Schott Ledes(@schottledes @aiaawards @beautyInfluencerAssoc @ThisWeekwithGeorgeLedes), president of the American Influencer Association, hosted a philanthropic luncheon on Saturday, February 15th, at The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach. This was the second of a series of events the two will host on influencers and philanthropy this year. A toast was made to Robin Baker Leacock —wife of renowned film maker Robert Leacock (Madonna’s Truth or Dare) and daughter-in-law of the late pioneer of documentary film, Richard Leacock, on her PBS film on philanthropy, A Passion for Giving.

Felicia Taylor With Jean Shafiroff & Paola Bacchini Rosenshein

Guests included: Siobhan & Chris Cameron (The NY Post’s Alexa), Jayne Chase (Modern Luxury Palm Beach), Ava Roosevelt, Anka Palitz, Felicia Taylor, Pamela O’Connor, Maria Fishel, Amy Hadley , Della Rounick, Paola Bachinni, Chris Cameron, Bill Richards , Bea Cayzer a Suzanne Stoll and others.

Jean Shafiroff With Suzanne Stoll, Pamela O'Connor, Ruth Miller & Maria Fishel

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With more than 430K followers on Instagram, Jean Shafiroff was one of the first to embrace social media as a way to build awareness for the charities she and her husband financier Martin Shafiroff support. Jean Shafiroff sits on the board of eight charitable organizations including: New York City Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Southampton Hospital Association, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (Honorary Board), Couture Council (Museum at FIT) and Southampton Bath & Tennis Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. She is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give (2016). Jean is also know for her sense of style and is often referred to as a fashion icon.

With more than 240K combined followers on Instagram, Christine Schott Ledes is president of the American Influencer Association which aims to create a trade organization for social media influencers and help bring standards and practices to this wild west of an industry. As founder of Elite Celebrities PR – a division of Elite Model Management, she has worked with such supermodels as Paulina Porizkova and Iman, and launched the careers of Lauren Bush Lauren and Amanda Hearst. Moving into the social media influencer space, Schott Ledes now works with such influencers as @JeremyFragrance – the leading fragrance influencer in the world. Having previously worked for such publications as SHAPE, MADEMOISELLE, PRESTIGE, BEAUTY FASHION & Cosmetic World, she now edits The Beauty Influencers and This Week with George Ledes – the highly popular newsletter she co-founded with her husband, George Ledes, a veteran in the prestige beauty and fragrance industries. 

Photos Courtesy Of Ann Watt