Jean Shafiroff

Dan’s Out East End Impact Awards Recognizing and Celebrating those who impact, influences and support the LGBTQ+ Community of the East End, was held at Blu Mar in the Hamptons. Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff recieved The Champion Award for Allies of the Community.

The Impact Awards ceremony was hosted by the hilarious duo of Patrick McLaughlin, managing director of sales at Douglas Elliman and former TV producer, and Bill McCuddy, TV personality, podcast co-host and Dan’s Papers contributor.

The event included uplifting words from speakers including Schneps Media President Victoria Schneps; New York State Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright; Judith Kasen-Windsor, wife of late LGBTQ+ activist/philanthropist Edie Windsor and a philanthropist in her own right; former U.S. Representative for New York Carolyn Maloney; and special guest speaker New York City Councilmember Crystal Hudson.

The awards event recognizes and celebrates those who impact, influence and support the LGBTQ+ community of the East End. The afternoon was one of celebration, dancing, great food, drink and most of all, connection between people.

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 works extensively as a volunteer fundraiser and leader in the philanthropic world. She serves on the boards of 8 charitable organizations and each year chairs upwards of eight to 9 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, New York Women's Foundation, Casita Maria, 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 Shafiroff has been honored numerous times by a variety of charitable organizations for her work. Jean Shafiroff is among the leading ladies of the philanthropy world, both nationally and internationally. Jean Shafiroff is an influencer and has over 1.2m Instagram followers.

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