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Thursday, January 25, 2018



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Philanthropists Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a cocktail soiree for over 100 guests themed, BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES, that toasted The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) at their Park Avenue home.

Jean Shafiroff greeted guests including Geoffrey Bradfield, Rachel Atcheson, Community Liaison Officer – Animal Welfare, Office of the Mayor of New York City, Erik Bottcher and JD Thompson, Craig Dix, Irene Michaels, and designers Zang Toi and Victor de Souza, who all donned blue attire to support the events theme and match Jean who was dressed in a vinyl blue two-piece outfit by Courrèges before changing into a gown designed by Caroline Elenowitz. All guests enjoyed champagne and hors d'oeuvres catered by Cornelia Guest. 

Victor de Sousa And Ann Rapp

Jean Shafiroff & Zang Toi
Midway through the event, SASF Honorary Board Member Jean Shafiroff, SASF Board President Clifton Knight and SASF Executive Director Jerry Rosenthal thanked guests for attending, and for their continued commitment to the Shelter. Knight thanked Martin and Jean Shafiroff, stating, "Jean has been like a Joan of Arc for our Shelter. Without her support we would not be operating." He then said that, "as a result of the training work, we are able to do our adoption rate is up to 98%. This is unsurpassed by any shelter on the East End. We take in all animals, no matter the condition - all the orphans and all the tough cases, and our adoption rate is through the roof." Shafiroff has chaired the shelter's annual summer Unconditional Love Gala the past five years and has raised over $4-million for the Foundation. Jean Shafiroff is on the Honorary Board and was the Honoree of the 2017 Unconditional Love Gala. “Everything in philanthropy is a group effort," said Jean. "Nothing happens in a vacuum. We all work together and without collective support, volunteers, love, and adoptions, the success of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation wouldn’t be possible.

Mitchell Modell And Ray Bouderau

Mitch Modell, CEO, Modell's Sporting Good then started a surprise live auction on a priceless package for two people to travel with the Brooklyn Nets on the team plane, stay at the team hotel and then return to New York with the team after having watched the game from premium seating. The winner was Ray Bouderau who bid $10,000 for the experience, which will be donated to the Shelter. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's Ninth Annual Unconditional Love Gala will be held on July 21st, 2018. For more information, please visit the Foundations website at

Lucia Hwong Gordon With Flo Anthony

Additional supporters included, Flo Anthony, Edgar Batista, Ray Boderau, Nina Burleigh, Darold Cuba, Craig Dix, Scott Elkins, Joseph Fichera, Renee Schlather, Montgomery Frazier, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Larry Kaiser, Roy Kean, Steven Knoble, Robert Lohman, Jennifer Miller, Nicole Noonan, Barbara and Ken Poliwoda, Ann Rapp, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Jerry Rosenthal, Natalie Ross, Randi Schatz, Patricia Shiah, and Felicia Taylor.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


John Wegorzewski Memorial

To everyone that knew and loved John Wegorzewski, his memorial service is being held Monday Oct. 24, 2016 at 2 pm The Church Of Our Savior. The address is 59 Park Avenue @ 38th street in New York City.

The Memorial Mass by Jean Shafiroff, Ann Rapp and Rob Rich.

Monday, July 18, 2016


Jean Shafiroff

Victor De Souza With Kevin Roche

Michael Gross With Geoffrey Bradfield

Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted a Bastille Day Luncheon for close friends recently at Le Cirque Restaurant in New York to honor the French national holiday, Bastille Day. This holiday celebrates the unity of the French people after the Storming of the Bastille prison in Paris, France in 1789.

Jean Shafiroff, a board member of the French Heritage Society in New York City, spoke passionately against the Paris terror attacks that occurred on November 13, 2015. Moments after her luncheon, there would be another terrorist attack this time in Nice, France. On an annual day of celebration, when French people should feel proud and unified, fear rippled through the country after the tragedy.

Lee Fryd With Randi Schatz And Janna Bullock

Lucia Hwong Gordon With Ann Rapp And Roy Kean

Last year, on Sunday, November 15, 2015, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Jean Shafiroff co-hosted a candle light vigil to a packed room of supporters. French-Americans living in New York City commemorated the victims who lost their lives after a terrorist attack in Paris in November of 2015.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Best-selling authors Michael Gross and Nina Burleigh, Sharon Bush, CeCe Black, International Decorator Geoffrey Bradfield, Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Catherine Sabino, Janna Bullock, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Randi Schatz, Victor De Souza, Lee Fryd, Lady Lillian Cavendish, Patricia Shia, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Margot Langenberg, Kevin Roche.

 Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Sunday, June 07, 2015



Photos By: James Edstrom

Liz And Jean Shafiroff With Bella

Frederico Wasserman With Lisa Bernstein

Katlean DeMonchy

Ann Rapp And Roy Kean

Jean Shafiroff

Claude Stanton And Flo Anthony

Alex Donner

Jean Shafiroff And Patrick McMullan

Joan Jedell
Jean Shafiroff and Patrick McMullan hosted cocktails for SAVE THE PIT BULLS for Southampton Animal Shelter In New York City at a private residence. Approximately 120 of New York's finest came out to show their support. The party was a kick-off party for Southampton Animal Shelter's July 18,2015 Gala to be held in Southampton on the grounds of a private residence on tony Gin Lane. At the party the Shafiroff's well- behaved pit bulls, Daisy and Bella, mingled with guests who sipped on champagne and appetizers. Those in attendance included Ann Rapp, Geoffrey Bradfield, Margo Langenberg, Alex Donner, Nick Graham, Pat Gray (Executive Director of the Shelter), Martin Shafiroff, Roy Kean, Randi Schatz, Flo Anthony, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Dr. Terri Meekens, Jane Schindler, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Pamela O'Connor, Zach Weiss, Lisa Bernstein, Joyce Brooks, Katlean DeMonchy, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Katie McEntee, Cole Rumbough, Lindsey Spielfogal, Ike Ude, Joan Judell, Victor de Souza, Zoe Bullock, Morgan O'Connor, Adam Weiss and Paul Schindler.

Dawne Marie Grannum

Victor de Souza

Pat Gray And Jean Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff and Partick McMullan hosted the party to raise awareness about the discrimination against pit bulls. The Shafiroff's two pit bulls, Daisy and Bella, were both rescued from Animal Care and Control in NYC. Both dogs were on ACC's list to be euthanized. Jean spoke about all the joy Daisy and Bella brings to the Shafiroff home. "Sadly, the first dogs to be euthanized at most shelters are pit bulls. They are also the ones that find it most difficult to be adopted. Public opinion against pit bulls must be changed. Pit bull fighting is a crime in the United States and those involved in such fights are subject to prosecution," said Jean. Southampton Animal Shelter is ranked among the top 10% of Shelters in the United States. It has a live release rate of 98%. For more information on Southampton Animal Shelter, please go to

Tuesday, March 17, 2015



Photos By: James Edstrom

Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Victor De Souza

Michelle Javian With Dawne Marie Grannum And Sophia Bishop

Ed Callaghan And John Wegorzewski

Ann Rapp

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Flo Anthony With Claude Stanton

Jean Shafiroff And Charles-Édouard Catherine

Cassandra Seidenfeld

New York philanthropists and benefactors Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a gala cocktail event in their Park Avenue apartment, benefiting Surgeons of Hope Foundation over the weekend.

Serving as a “kick-off” event for the upcoming Surgeons of Hope Gala Dinner and Auction, which will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015, the major annual fundraiser for New York-based Surgeons of Hope Foundation, the Shafiroff event recognized the work of SOH. Established in 2002 in New York, SOH is committed to bringing open-heart surgery to the poorest children in the poorest countries in Latin America.

Martin Shafiroff With Bella & Daisy Shafiroff

Lucia Hwong Gordon With Geoffrey Bradfield And Jean Shafiroff

Author Rose Hartman

Representing Surgeons of Hope in remarks at the Shafiroff event were Charles-Edouard Catherine, SOH Executive Director; and Michel Longchampt, Vice President and Treasurer. Also speaking was Jean Shafiroff, event host. Also in attendance were SOH board members Michel Berty, Arnaud de Vienne, Douglas Grandgeorge, Nathalie LeBos, Judith O’Neill, Esq., Robert Pine; and Marc Sage, Esq. Joining many notables from the contemporary press were others who are prominent in the New York social scene, including media celebrity Flo Anthony, Geoffrey Bradfield, Ann Rapp, Marie-Monique Steckel, Odile de Schietere-Longchampt, Kevin Hughes, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Victor de Souza, Nicole Noonan, and Randi Schatz.

About Surgeons of Hope

Beginning in 2002 under Alain Deloche’s leadership, Surgeons of Hope strives to provide every infant and child with a damaged heart with an equal opportunity to receive life-saving surgery. In order to immediately help children with heart defects, Surgeons of Hope organizes and deploys medical teams with volunteers from a number of international and national academic hospitals. Each medical mission is designed to meet the goals and needs of partner communities. For more information visit

Monday, March 17, 2014



Photos By: James Edstrom

Jean Shafiroff

Sharon Bush

Roy Kean With Ann Rapp

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Morgan O'Connor And Consuelo Costin

Dawne Marie Grannum

Cole Rumbough With Lucia Hwong Gordon

Dr. Penny Grant

Mission Society Youth Ambassadars

Maria Orengo And Lloyd Brown

Joy Marks

Valentino Carlotti

Bill Evans

Jean Shafiroff With Mayor David Dinkins

Charles Catherine With Alix Astir

Mayor David Dinkins With Dr. Maryse And Howard Selit

The New York City Mission Society’s Board of Directors and Champions for Children Gala Chairs, Lloyd W. Brown II, John U. Moorhead and Stanley H. Rumbough hosted the annual Champions for Children Gala at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Honors went to Valentino D. Carlotti (Senior Partner at Goldman Sachs), Jean Shafiroff (Advocate and Philanthropist) and the Founders of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem,  New York State’s first charter school, as presented by the corporate chair Barclays. WABC Television icon Bill Evans was the host for this grand event.