Jean Shafiroff With Molly

 The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 12th Annual Unconditional Love Gala returned to the Hamptons. The event took place under the tents on Pond Lane in Southampton, NY. After a paused year of in-person gatherings, the grand soiree was a highlight of the summer season. The annual gala was chaired by philanthropist, TV host, and author Jean Shafiroff, Georgina Bloomberg was the Honorary Chair, and supported by Junior Chair Katie McEntee, and Junior Co-chairs Kingsley Crawford and Nathania Nisonson,

Jean Shafiroff With Martin Shafiroff, Jane Rothschild & Bill Boggs

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Steven Baldwin, Andy Sabin, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Margo and John Catsimatidis, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneidman, Martin Shafiroff, Patricia and Roger Silverstein, Dale and Renee Schlather, John Bradham, Beau Hulse, Katie McEntee, James Marzigliano, Missy Hargraves, Amy Cosman, Greg D’Elia, Patty Raines, Frederick Anderson, Cornelia Bregman, Lee Fryd, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Jacqueline Shafiroff, Dr. Peter Micholas, Lisa and Philip Crawford, Robert Lohman, Jessica Mackin, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Barbara McEntee, Janna Bullock, Kingsley Crawford, Nathania Nisonson, Craig Dix, Alex Hamer, Matt Rich, Jodi Giglio, Ann Liguori, Leesa Rowland, Scarlett Magda, Jane Rothschild, Bill Boggs, John Bradham, Kaseina Osheredko, Kathy Murphy, Ruth Miller, Nicole Salmasi, Brigid Fitzgerald and Michael Katz.

Margo Catsimatides And John Catsimatides

The annual event has been the most important fundraiser for the shelter for over a decade. The honorees for 12th Annual Unconditional Love Gala were philanthropists and animal advocates, Andy Sabin and April Gornik.

James Marzigliano With Katie McEntee, Elizabeth Shafiroff & Richard Ballard

The fun-filled gala featured cocktails and a delicious, seated dinner, as well as dancing. In addition, a live and silent auction helped raise much-needed funds for the animals. One of the auction items was a Moke that was graciously donated by the Crawford Family. Another item was a sparkling tennis bracelet donated by RuchiNewYork. Rosewood Baha Mar donated vacation package valued at $20,000 complete with a massage, wine tastings, and a private chef. Proceeds from this event directly supported the more than 5,000 animals who enter SASF doors each year. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is supported exclusively by donations and grants from the community. From caring and finding homes for stray and abandoned animals to providing low-cost veterinary care and dog training so that animals can remain in their homes, the shelter has become a vital resource in our community.

Thank you to our host committee Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Randi Schatz and Robert Lohman; and auction committee Rolise Rachel, Carol Nobbs and Monica Reiner. 

Photos Courtesy Of Lawlor Media Group / Patrick McMullan 

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