Jean Shafiroff


Sharon Bush And Bob Murray

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff co-chaired the American Humane's Pups4Patriots™ Gala to pay tribute to the lifesaving service dogs at the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, FL. American Humane’s Pups4Patriots™ program of the Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs provides highly skilled service dogs to veterans suffering the invisible wounds of war, post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. CEO and president of American Humane Robin Ganzert, Leigh-Anne Kazma, Abigail Trenk, and Sharon Jablin were also co-chairs for the charitable Gala.

 In addition to co-chairing the Pups4Patriots™ Gala and other American Humane events, Jean Shafiroff was recently elected to American Humane’s board. She is already an ambassador for American Humane and is the national spokesperson for the organization’s “Feed the Hungry” Covid-19 program, an initiative designed to provide food for 1,000,000 shelter animals.

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

“As we continue to face uncertain times, this celebration serves as a rallying point to bring us together to provide veterans in need with the healing power of our four-legged friends,” said Robin Ganzert, CEO and president of American Humane. “Service dogs are an invaluable asset to veterans with trauma, and our annual Pups4Patriots gala literally helps us save lives on both ends of the leash.”

Abigail Trenk And Yael Morris

Judith Miller

This year’s celebration featured quarantine bubble seating as well as virtual seating so all guests were comfortable and able to fully enjoy a night under the stars listening to live music courtesy of Alex Donner Entertainment. Notable guests spotted at the event included Lois Pope, American Humane’s First Lady of Compassion and founder of Lois Pope LIFE Center for Military Affairs; philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff; Robin Ganzert, CEO and president of American Humane; Herb and Sharon Jablin; Sharon Bush and Bob Murry; and Judith Miller, David Hochberg, Patty Raynes, Yaz Hernandez,  Alex Hamer, Paola Bacchini, among many others.

Through the generous support of its donors, including the DAV Gold Coast Chapter 133 which was also in attendance, American Humane is able to provide highly trained service dogs to veterans in need.

 For more information or to support these lifesaving programs, visit or stop by their office at 251 Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, TV host, writer, and the author of the book "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give". Jean is often referred to as "the first lady of philanthropy" by the press because of her generosity and extensive work as a volunteer fundraiser and leader in the philanthropic world. She serves on the boards of many charitable organizations and each year chairs upwards of eight different charity galas. Among the many causes she champions are those involved in women’s rights, rights of the underserved, health care, and animal welfare.

Jean serves on the boards of the American Humane, Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council of the Museum at FIT, Global Strays, and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board. A Catholic, she served on the board of the Jewish Board for 28 years and now is one of their honorary trustees.

 In addition, Jean is an ambassador for American Humane and is the national spokesperson for the organization’s “Feed the Hungry” Covid-19 program, an initiative designed to provide food for 1,000,000 shelter animals.  Jean is the ambassador of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and a key donor and volunteer fundraiser for their work. She is a New York Women's Foundation Board Alumna who remains very active with the Foundation and with women's issues in general.

 For her philanthropy Jean has been honored many times by groups including the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Southampton Animal Shelter, Surgeons of Hope, Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, Youth Counselling League, the NYC International Film Festival Foundation, the Jewish Board, and the Hadassah. In December 2020 Dan's Paper named her Philanthropist of the Year at their Long Island Power Women's Award Ceremony.

 Jean is the producer and host of the television show "Successful Philanthropy" which airs six times weekly through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY, as well as in New York City on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN): Spectrum Channel 34 and 1995, Verizon/FiOS Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82. The show will open in additional markets in 2021. On her TV program Jean interviews an eclectic mix of leaders in the world of philanthropy as well as actors, artists, business and civic leaders, and even a U.S. presidential candidate.

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 Photos By: Laura Sheehan / Annie Watt / American Humane