Jean Shafiroff

Lifeline New York hosted their benefit dinner at Il Postino Ristorante in New York City. The dinner benefited children’s hospitals in Serbia, with half of the proceeds also going towards helping Ukrainian refugee children. Lifeline Humanitarian Organization is an international humanitarian organization that was founded in 1993 in response to the tragic situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was plagued by conflict and sanctions. Lifeline's mission is to alleviate and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, and the elderly, as well as to improve medical facilities throughout the country.

Bill Sclight With Cheri Kaufman

Some notable attendees included: Lifeline New York president David Hryck, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Lifeline New York vice-president Susan Gutfreund, Lifeline New York vice-president Cheri Kaufman, Lifeline New York treasurer Peter Pizzino, Lifeline New York executive director Tijana Ibrahimovic, Dragana Djuknic, Kyle Wool, Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly, Bill Sclight, Michael Weatherly, Melissa Tomlin, Nicole Steinthal, Alexandra DeBourcy, Tory Kolbjornsen, Blair Friedensohn, Jon Zhang, Julia Zhang, Olga Ferrara, Frederico Wasserman, Denise Schwartz and Bernard Schwartz.

Melissa Tomlin With Nicole Steinthal & Alexandra DeBourcy

A special thank you goes out to Mr. Zarko Bogojevic, BZ Consortium LLC from Wisconsin, importer of the high-end Serbian alcoholic beverages, including the Perun brand, who donated beverages for the benefit.

About Lifeline:

Lifeline New York is a 501c(3) registered not-for-profit whose patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine. The foundation was established in Belgrade in 2001 to improve the health and welfare of all those in need in Serbia regardless of religion or ethnic origin. HRH Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia inspired the work of Lifeline New York in exile with her husband HRH Crown Prince Alexander. During those trying years, HRH Crown Princess Katherine worked tirelessly to provide humanitarian assistance to Serbia.

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