Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Antwayn Hopper And Aisha Christian

The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) held a summer benefit which honored event co-chair and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. The Benefit was co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff, Her husband, Martin Shafiroff, along with Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman at Main Prospect in Southampton, NY.

Aisha Christian With Angela Boyer-Stump

Binh Douglas

Robin Brown With Bianca Collins, Jean Shafiroff, Brenda Simmons & Georgette Grier-Key

The aim of the event was to support the museum’s Campaign to support its operations and endowment.   The Southampton African American museum, a former Black barber shop opened on June 19, 2021, and is the first African American designated landmark in the Village of Southampton, NY. There was a special musical performance by Obie Award Winning actor Antwayn Hopper of Broadway hit “Strange Loop”.


Jeffrey Banks With Fern Mallis

Senator Leroy Comrie With Brenda Simmons & Roy Paul

Among the many notable guests were: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Aisha Christian, Michael Steifman, Executive Director - Brenda Simmons, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Greg D’Elia, Anita Farrington, Michael Henry Adams, Jeffrey Banks, Nancy Stevens-Smith, Antwayn Hopper, Marsin Mogielski, Brigitte Segura, Binh Douglas, Senator Leroy Comrie, Lee Fryd, Brigitte Segura, Marsin Mogielski, Patricia Shiah, Tom Shiah, Hazel Forrester.


Rebecca Seawright

Lydia Carlston

Event d├ęcor was provided by Hidden Gems and sponsors included Tods, Jade Trau, Ovando, Jennifer Miller Jewelry, Fresh Direct, Hampton Jitney, Hidden Gems, Utilisave, Dee Benish, Latitude 41, and La Voile Rouge. Media Sponsors included Dan’s Papers, James Lane Post and The Express News Group. 

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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