Jean Shafiroff With Martin Shafiroff

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and financier husband Martin Shafiroff are set to co-chair a Fundraising Party for the Southampton African American Museum

  Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff , along with her husband  Martin Shafiroff,  a Vice Chairman of Stifel, will co-chair  a fundraising party  for the Southampton African American Museum on Thursday, August 12, 2021.  The event will take place at Blu Mar in Southampton, NY. The other co-chairs are Aisha Christian and Martin Steifman. The event is expected to draw an exciting crowd as the  newly opened Museum in Southampton has attracted a great deal of national attention.  
The Southampton African American is the East End’s destination for preserving and promoting African American culture.

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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, New York Women's Foundation, 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 served as the National Spokesperson for the American Humane's  “Feed the Hungry” Covid-19 Program, an initiative  which successfully raised $1,000,000 to provide food for 1,000,000 hungry animals at 109 animal shelters across the United States.  Jean is also the Ambassador of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation .

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 cable television show "Successful Philanthropy" which airs on several different networks.  It airs several times each week  through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY and  Sun20TV in Southampton, NY.   The TV show also airs in New York City on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN): Spectrum Channel 34 and 1995, Verizon/FiOS Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82.  On her TV show,  Jean interviews an eclectic mix of leaders in the world of philanthropy as well as actors, artists, business and civic leaders, Jean has even interviewed a  former U.S. presidential candidate on  her TV show.

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