Showing posts with label ELIZABETH SHAFIROFF. Show all posts
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Friday, June 23, 2017



Photographs By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff And Elizabeth Shafiroff

Elizabeth Shafiroff And Lindsey Spielfogal

New York, NY -- Global Strays, a 501(c)3 charity founded by young New Yorkers Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel, which focuses on improving the lives of dogs and cats in developing nations held its inaugural fundraiser in New York City.

The evening was introduced by Emcee Rita Cosby who presented the idea and goals of the Charity as well as its co-founders Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel. Global Strays co-founder Ms. Shafiroff, daughter of noted New York philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, who sits on the organization’s board, says that a recent trip to Nicaragua left her “horrified with the treatment of animals.” That horror compelled her to make a difference. She teamed up with Ms. Spielfogel and created a nonprofit devoted to providing grants to animal welfare organizations in developing nations.

Dustin Lujan And Victor De Souza

Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth Shafiroff, Rita Cosby & Tomaczek Bednarek

Young professionals with a passion for doing good came together to support this worthy cause. Among the event’s approximate 150 attendees were Global Strays founders Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel, Rita Cosby (Emcee), Tomaczek Bednareck, Craig Dix, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michele Herbert, Carl and Valerie Kempner, Rory Lipman, Dimitra Molossi, Maggie Norris, Sammie Jack Pressman, Victor de Souza, Betsy Spielfogal, Martin & Jean Shafiroff.

Michele Herbert With Lucia Hwong Gordon

Carl And Valerie Kemper

Katlean De Monchy
The grants aim to help existing organizations develop and expand their spay and neuter programs. Since establishing Global Strays, Ms. Shafiroff and Ms. Spielfogel have made several privately funded trips to Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti. They strongly believe in the importance of visiting animal welfare organizations to see the work they do first-hand. This means they can vouch for organizations before awarding them grants to be used for food, medications, and spay and neutering efforts. These trips also have allowed the Global Strays founders to bring select dogs to adoptive families in the United States as a symbolic gesture of good will.

Nancy And Larry Shafiroff

Though Global Strays currently concentrates on Nicaragua, the organization aims to gradually branch out to other countries as the charity grows. These include the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Saint Lucia. In the long-term, the Global Strays founders hope to change the culture of animal adoption and pet care in developing countries. They want spaying and neutering programs, knowledgeable veterinary care, and compassionate “pet parenting” to become the norm. The grants they award to organizations in developing nations can help turn these dreams into a reality and eventually improve the lives of animals around the world.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to partner organizations in Central America, as well as Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation, an organization that rescues animals from high kill shelters across the United States. Guests at the fundraiser had the opportunity both to meet the Global Strays founders and also experience a short documentary about the organization’s work in Central America.

Sunday, September 18, 2016



Photos By: Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Lindsey Spielfogel With Elizabeth Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff, Alex Donner and Amanda Bowman hosted an evening of cocktails at the private residence of Amanda Bowman and David Levy recently. The event marked the kickoff for the Pet Philanthropy Circle’s 5th Anniversary Pet Hero Awards on October 7, 2016.

Guests at the event included Pet Philanthropy Circle’s Founder Jewel Morris, Martin & Jean Shafiroff, Flo Anthony, Alex Donner, Amanda Bowan, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Geoffrey Bradfield, Roy Kean, and Lynn Paulson.

Jean Shafiroff With  Jewel Morris And Amanda Bowman

Midway through the event, Jean Sharfiroff addressed everyone in the room to thank guests for their support. She also stressed the need of legislation that will outlaw all puppy mills. She also emphasized the need for more spay and neuter programs. Additional guests included Montgomery Frazier, Ben Mindich, Scott Elkins, Abigail Trenk, Tanja Dreiding Wallace, Roy Kean, Robin Cofer, Joseph Fichera, Lindsey Spielfogel, and Lee fryd.

The Pet Hero Awards will be held at Gotham Hall on October 7, 2016. It will be co chaired by Georgina Bloomberg and Prince Lorenzo Borghese, the cocktail reception and dinner dance will be hosted by NBC’s David Frei, and Pet Philanthropy Circle’s Founder Jewel Morris. Among the honorees are singer-songwriter Naomi Judd, Alison Eastwood, Katie Cleary, Matthew Talbot, the American Humane Association’s Robin Ganzert, Jamie’s Rescue, Heart – an Animal Welfare Education organization - and Amazing Grace.

Jean Shafiroff With Flo Anthony

Event sponsors include Hamptons Pet Magazine, Petco Foundation, Rescue Paw Foundation, Park Lane Hotel and Flowers by Topaz.

The Pet Philanthropy Circle’s mission is to save and enhance the quality of animal lives by promoting greater public awareness of their welfare and the causes that protect them.  We accomplish this through educational programs, raising funds for qualified animal rescue organizations and the Pet Hero Awards.

To purchase tickets please click on the following Event Brite link:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Jean Shafiroff With Lindsey Spielfogal & Elizabeth Shafiroff

Spotted Recently -- The philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff was spotted with daughter Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogal at Kennedy Airport with three Nicaragua rescue dogs. The women were returning from Managua, Nicaragua where they spent a week meeting with various different animal rescue groups. The women gave support to several animal groups, met with the press to discuss the urgency of enforcing animal protection laws and then returned to the United States with 3 rescue dogs. They are available for adoption through Social Tees Animal Rescue. All potential adopters will be subject to a background check.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Photographer Elizabeth Shafiroff sought out seven of these former inmates of Rikers Island to hear their stories. Click HERE to see the fantastic photos and story on Reuters.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Patrick McMullan With Bella, Jean Shafiroff And Charlie

Patricia Shiah With Martin Shafiroff And Chiu-Ti Jansen

Morgan O'Connor With Szilvia Szalontai And Monica Seles

Elizabeth Shafiroff With Alex Donner And Jean Shafiroff

Ann Rapp And Hunt Slonem

Jean Shafiroff and Patrick McMullan hosted the “Pit Bulls as Pets” cocktail party to raise awareness for the adoption of pit bulls for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, at the Shafiroff residence the evening of May 2, 2014. Bella, Jean Shafiroff’s tan and white pit bull, greeted guests at her home and proved that with love and care this breed can make wonderful pets. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation has several pit bulls trained for adoption and ready to start their lives with new and loving families. The kick-off party was held to celebrate the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 5th Annual Gala, which will take place July 19, 2014, in Southampton honoring Georgina Bloomberg.