Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Power couple Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff will once again co-chair the Southampton African Museum's  Summer Benefit to be held on July 28, 2022 at Blu Mar in Southampton, New York.  They  will chair this along with Aisha Christian and Martin Steifman .

  Last year's event was a sold out event and boasted a sophisticated group of supporters including public officials , business leaders , celebrities and those who wanted to show their interest in supporting the museum.  Tickets are now on sale on the museum's website and begin at $150 and go up to $10,000.  To purchase tickets  go to

About the Southampton African American Museum 

The Southampton African American Museum first opened its doors  on Juneteenth  2021. The mission of the museum is to promote an understanding and appreciation of African American culture by creating programs that will preserve the past, encourage learning and enhance the life of the community. The Southampton African American Museum researches and collects local history, produces media events, creates exhibits and community celebrations.

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, Casita Maria, NY Women's Foundation, Global Strays, New York Women's Foundation, 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.

 Jean served as the national spokesperson for the American Humane's “Feed the Hungry” Covid-19 program, an initiative that raised $1,000,000  to provide food for over 1,000,000 animals living in 109 different shelters across the United States.  She is the Ambassador for the Southampton Animal Shelter.

For her philanthropy Jean has been honored many times by groups including the American Humane, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Southampton Animal Shelter, Surgeons of Hope, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research, Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, Health Advocates for Older People, 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, and then several times each week on Sun20TV in Southampton, NY. On her TV program Jean interviews politicians, celebrities, business leaders,  philanthropic leaders , and has even interviewed  a U.S. presidential candidate.

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About Martin Shafiroff

Martin Shafiroff is a Vice Chairman of the investment firm Stifel and heads up a department for private client services. He is a philanthropist who actively supports many causes.