Showing posts with label CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN B. MALONEY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CONGRESSWOMAN CAROLYN B. MALONEY. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 08, 2018


Jean Shafiroff Spotted at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's 2018 Summer Party Wearing the Carolina Herrera "Sunshine" Gown

Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Carolyn Maloney, Andrea Catsimatidis,
Margo Catsimatidis, Wendy Mosley & Charlotte Mosley

The philanthropist and popular social figure, Jean Shafiroff was spotted last week wearing a striking Carolina Herrera gown to the August 4, 2018 Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Summer Party. Known for her beautiful gown collection, Ms. Shafiroff did not disappoint!

Carolyn Maloney With Jean Shafiroff And Rebecca Seawright

Patrick McMullan And Jean Shafiroff

This year Martin and Jean Shafiroff served as the Chairman of the President's Committee for the Annual Summer Party that honored the Catsimatidis family and the Mosler family. The event raised
approximately $1.7 million for the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department at the Hospital.

Friday, December 22, 2017


Carolyn B. Maloney In Congress

We love our Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney. She is leading the fight in congress to repeal the FCC's decision on Net Neutrality. She works hard for New York City and Hard for the American people. Watch the video, very interesting.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Eighth Annual Unconditional Love

Photos By: Patrick McMullan & Rob Rich

Jean Shafiroff & Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney

Beth Stern

Lindsey Spielfogel With Elizabeth Shafiroff & Katie McEntee

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) held its Eighth Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 8th at a private waterfront residence on Gin Lane in Southampton. The event sold out for the eighth consecutive year.

John Catsimatidis & Dorothy Frankel

The Foundation’s Board of Directors, led by Board President Jonathan McCann, hosted this year’s event, which was themed around a whimsical walk in the park. The event honored SASF Co-Founder Sony Schotland and Honorary Board Member Jean Shafiroff, who has chaired the Gala for the previous five years. Philanthropist and author Mrs. Shafiroff has been instrumental in helping the shelter raise nearly $4 million, while Mrs. Schotland has dedicated more than 50 years to saving homeless pets, and was instrumental in making the Southampton Animal Shelter private, with a no-kill policy.

Jean Shafiroff With Chuck Scarborough

Rosalie Brindon & Cornelia Bregman

Howard Lorber & Susan Bordeaux
Master of ceremonies Chuck Scarborough welcomed more than 300 guests, including: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Howard Lorber, John Catsimatidis, Beth Stern, Jill Rappaport, Jean Remmel Little, Deborah Hearst, Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and his wife Ellen, Leesa Rowland, Larry Wohl, former Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Martin Shafiroff, Sandra McConnell, Steve Bernstein, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, June Jaffee – Executive Director of the Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and Julie Ratner. The event was also supported by Georgina Bloomberg, Anne Hearst and Beth Shak.

Jonathan McCann And Jill Rappaport

Martin Shafiroff With Marianne And Mark Epley

Event chairman Andrea & Alex Douzet, Missy Hargraves, Antonella Bertello, Marcy Warren, Ellen Ward Scarborough, Mollie Ruprecht Acquavella and Michael Katz were joined by Junior co-chairs Katie McEntee, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Kingsley Crawford, Pamela Suskind, Sarah Vacchino and Merritt Piro.

Guests enjoyed dinner by Pinch Food Design, while Chris Norton and his band provided music for the evening. The event’s corporate chairs included Allen & Company, Ferguson Cohen LLP and Stifel. With thanks to supporters including AM Southampton.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerry Rosenthal And Rosalie Brinton

Brigid Fitzgerald & Rene Schlather
This year’s Unconditional Love Gala exceeded its fundraising goal through donations, pet sponsorships and silent and live auctions, as led by Katie Jacobs. All proceeds go towards SASF's crucial initiatives, such as their low-cost spay/neuter mobile van granted by the ASPCA, efforts to rescue animals enslaved in puppy mills, and the daily care of the rescues within the shelter. Proceeds also benefit the shelter's programs that help special needs children, along with educating, mentoring and implementing SASF's "Playing for Life" program, which is currently in more than 40 shelters and recognized at major animal conferences throughout the U.S.

The mission of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is to provide for the welfare of homeless animals and find them loving homes. As the only open admissions animal welfare organization in the area, they are dedicated to promoting and nurturing the bond between people and animals through adoption, medical care, behavior training and education. Proceeds from the evening's event go to support the critical programs and services they offer that make them the leader in animal welfare and responsible pet ownership in the community.

About the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation:

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the welfare of homeless pets in our community and, in turn, placing them in permanent caring homes. The SASF’s mission is to provide for the welfare of animals and to reduce the number of homeless pets. The Shelter’s goal is to promote and nourish the bond between people and animals through adoption, education and community outreach. SASF recently won an award as the finest shelter on Long Island and rated in the top 10% of the country for their live release rates. The Shelter leads the country with its "live release rate", which means that of all animals brought to the shelter, 94% are adopted into loving homes. SASF is an open intake shelter that welcomes stray pets regardless of age, breed, or health providing them with the finest care, food, training, and medical attention. No adoptable animal is left behind!

To learn more, please visit SASF’s website at or their Facebook page at

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Yue Sai Kan With Jean Shafiroff And Carolyn Maloney

Jean Shafiroff With Chubby Checker

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, representing the 12th Congressional District of NYC, held a fund-raiser at the Princeton Club of New York. Attendees twisted the night away dancing to rock n’ roll legend Chubby Checker, who provided the entertainment for the evening. Guests included philanthropist and socialite Jean Shafiroff, entrepreneur and humanitarian Yue Sai Kan and Congressman Charles Rangel to name a few.

Photos By: Patrick McMullan


Sunday, April 16, 2017


Carolyn Maloney

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, Host Alan Cumming, Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI), part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Honorees Andrew Rosen, Founder and CEO of Theory, Person of the Year; Marc Fisher Footwear, Company of the Year; Stuart Vevers, Executive Creative Director of Coach, Inc., Designer of the Year; Nick Graham, Founder of Joe Boxer, Fashion Maverick; and Ed Nardoza, Editor-in-Chief of WWD, Lifetime Achievement.

Celebrities, fashion icons, and industry influencers to celebrate innovation, raise awareness for charity partner, Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI), part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which is committed to preserving garment manufacturing in New York. The American Image Awards draws hundreds of apparel and footwear executives, industry influencers, fashion icons, and celebrities to its red carpet event.

Confirmed red carpet VIPs and celebrities include: Cynthia Rowley, Designer; Kenneth Cole, Designer; Max Baucus, Former U.S. Ambassador to China; Stacey Bendet Eisner, Founder of Alice + Olivia; Michelle Smith, Founder of Milly; Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney; and Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”.


Wednesday, November 09, 2016


Carolyn Maloney

Charlie Rose

Henry Louis Gates

Vincent Piazza

Our friend and favorite Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney looked stunning the other night at the 2016 Library Lions Gala at New York Public Library in New York City. Vincent Piazza, Henry Louis Gates along with Charlie Rose also attended.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Jean Shafiroff And Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney hosted a breakfast in her Upper East Side home to honor Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist and Author of new book Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give. The invitation-only event took place on Monday, May 9th, 2016 between 8:00am and 9:30am.

Guests included: Carolyn Maloney, Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Scott Elkins, Olivia Elkins, Victor de Souza, Montgomery Frazier, Mark D. Friedman, Paola Bacchini-Rosenshein, Erik Bottcher, Joseph Fichera, Jim Farah, J.D. Thompson, Cynthia Rothstein, Eileen Sorota, Christina Ramelli, Robin Cofer, Steven Ludsin, Teri Koff, Gary Ross, Lee Fryd, Tony Bowles and Anka Palitz.

Victor de Souza

At the event, guests enjoyed a light breakfast before given the chance to learn more about Shafiroff’s book. Congresswoman Maloney opened by welcoming the guests and congratulating Jean Shafiroff on her book and her continuous work as one of the most important philanthropists in New York, currently on the board of seven different charities. The Congresswoman went on to emphasize the important task that lies on Congress to maintain charitable deductions to encourage more people to donate money towards important causes such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation that the Congresswoman herself supports. The Congresswoman then introduced author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff.

Lee Fryd
Shafiroff thanked everyone for attending the event and went on to introduce her book Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give and the concepts it addresses. She communicated the purpose of the book, which is a guide to finding a meaningful cause to volunteer time, knowledge and funds to, and that it was written to inspire those interested in philanthropy who may not know where to begin. A Q&A was also held where guests, among other things, wondered how Shafiroff first got introduced to the idea of philanthropy and philanthropic giving. Shafiroff explained that she has long been dedicated to helping others and that her upbringing had a major influence on her philanthropic work. In her book she mentions the importance of teaching philanthropy both at home and in schools. Jean ended the Q&A by introducing the author of her book’s foreword Scott Elkins, who is the CEO of SE Advisors and a philanthropist of 20 years.

Elkins, who attended the event with one of his daughters, addressed the room with a few words about his own involvement in charitable causes, and how he has worked with many esteemed charities such as Cambridge University and currently as the US Campaign Director for the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust at Oxford University. He saluted Shafiroff for her passionate spirit in giving to others and, as Shafiroff, stressed that anyone can give.

Shafiroff’s new book Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give, a practical guide offering advice for modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Shafiroff comments that, “Describing yourself as a philanthropist may seem odd at first. For some people, being a philanthropist sounds like something limited only to those who give large financial gifts. But the truth is that philanthropy is accessible to anyone.”

Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give [Hatherleigh Press/Penguin Random House] is available to order in Hardcover and E-Reader on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound [ISBN 978-1578266173]. The book is also available for purchase wherever books are sold.

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and humanitarian, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.

A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.

Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is particularly well-known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the Southampton Hospital, New York City Mission Society, New York Women's Foundation and Southampton Animal Shelter. Jean has been honored by several organizations including the New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Surgeons of Hope, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, and Animal Zone International.

Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.

For more information about Jean Shafiroff and Successful Philanthropy, please visit

Sunday, April 24, 2016


WCC President Annette Choolfaian With Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

The Women's City Club of New York (WCC) honored four women for their contributions to society through philanthropy, advocacy, and leadership at its 2016 Civic Spirit Awards Dinner.

The honorees were:

Co-President Jennifer Buffet and Executive Director Pamela Shifman for their work at the NoVo Foundation

Maria Cuomo Cole, Chair, H.E.L.P. USA; President, Cuomo Cole Productions

Jessica Neuwirth, Esq., Founder/President, ERA Coalition; Founder/Director, Donor Direct Action; Founder, Equality Now

Helen D. (“Heidi”) Reavis, Esq., Managing Partner, Reavis Parent Lehrer LLP Emmy Award® - Winning Executive Producer

The dinner celebrated one hundred years of activism for WCC and attendees included several women in leadership positions across various fields in New York.

Photo Courtesy Of: Alycia Kravitz

Sunday, November 15, 2015



Jean Shafiroff And Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney

United States Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Jean Shafiroff of the French Heritage Society joined French-Americans living in New York City in a candlelight vigil, rally and press conference at Vin Sur Vingt -1140 Broadway in Manhattan today. 

The vigil is in memory of the victims of the recent terrorism attack in Paris. Officials announced important information for families living or traveling in France. The French Government has declared a State of the Emergency. They also provided ways local residents can support charities and organizations that are providing assistance to those affected by the incident. This is the worst attack in Paris since World War II.

Monday, November 09, 2015


Jean Shafiroff With Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney

Jean Shafiroff was photographed with Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney at a Community Forum on gun violence protection recently.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined a growing coalition of gun violence prevention advocates from Moms Demand Action, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., as well as Organizing for Action, Hunter College President Jennifer Raab, Executive Director of Hunter College’s Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute Harold Holzer, college students, local parents, community members, Public Advocate Letitia James, State Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman, Council Members Dan Garodnick , Ben Kallos and Margaret Chin, and Deputy Commissioner of Collaborative Policing Susan Herman for a community forum on gun violence prevention.