Showing posts with label FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY. Show all posts
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF'S STUNNING OSCAR DE LA RENTA

Jean Shafiroff Wears Oscar De La Renta




Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was spotted in Palm Beach at the Brazilian Court. Jean’s sparkling cocktail dress is by Oscar de la Renta. The fashion icon was on her way to the French Heritage Society Gala. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY GALA

CeCe Black With Jean Shafiroff And Sharon Bush




Stunning Jean Shafiroff attended The French Heritage Society (FHS) gala as they celebrated its 35th Anniversary with an “On the Riviera” themed cocktail dînatoire soirée, where they announced they will award 1.1 million dollars for 21 restoration projects throughout France and the United States in 2017.



Held at a private club in Manhattan, the event was presented by the Ambassador of France to the U.S. Gérard Araud, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations François Delattre and Mrs. Sophie L’Hélias-Delattre, Consul General of France in New York Ms. Anne-Claire Legendre, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States Mrs. Bénédicte de Montlaur and Mr. Keith Yazmir, and the soirée chairs CeCe Black, Jean Shafiroff, Ann Van Ness, Maureen M. Nash, Jay R. Paul, Xavier Flouret and Silvina Leone with New York Chapter Chairs, Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt and Guy N. Robinson.

Geoffrey Bradfield




A cocktail reception set to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound commenced with passed hors d'oeuvres before an upscale buffet opened. Attendees then gathered in the main room to raise their glasses as Chairman of the Board, Elizabeth F. Stribling held a champagne toast to welcome guests. Following a brief introduction to the program, CeCe Black presented Brook Hazelton, President of Christie’s Americas, to start the evening’s auction. Supporters were given the opportunity to bid on three lots that included a lavish trip to Discover Paris and the French Riviera, dinner for four at Skybox at Daniel accompanied by two magnums of 2005 Chateau d’Yquem, and a trip to La Mamounia, the legendary 5-star palace hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco.



Maud Leclair, a FHS Student Exchange Program intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art expressed her great gratitude for the program, in her testimony stating, “I would not be here, without the support from French Heritage Society.” As the night proceeded, partygoers who were dressed from head-to-toe in 1920’s inspired clothing, were given an opportunity to contribute to FHS’ 35th Anniversary Restoration Grant for the Organgerie du Parc de Bagatelle as well as the FHS Student Exchange Program. They were also treated to a raffle and ended the night with music, coffee, and delectable desserts.



Notable guests included: Sharon Bush, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Lee Black, Michael Cox Witmer, Dr. Penny Grant, R. Couri Hay, Valerie Lettan, Judy McLaren, Martin Shafiroff, Jennifer Herlein, Michael Kovner, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Shaune Arp, Veronique Bich, Geoffrey Bradfield, Yann Coatanlem, Lynn Finesilver Crystal, Ronald Lee Fleming, David B. Ford, John and Carole French, Alison Harmelin, Elizabeth Hartnett, Ursula and Paul Lowerre, Jeannie Rutherfoord, Sana Sabbagh, David Sadroff, and Betty and Stanley Scott.



The French Heritage Society



The French Heritage Society was founded in 1982 as a two-way street for Americans and French to share their love of historic architecture. French Heritage Society intervenes to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream and create. FHS has contributed to over 550 restoration grants and helped secure $19.5 million dollars for historic monuments, buildings and gardens in every department in France and to properties in the United States that reflect France’s historic influence. There are 11 Chapters of the Society throughout the United States and Paris.


Photos By: Annie Watt


Saturday, February 27, 2016

FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY'S PALM BEACH DINNER

Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth Stribling And CeCe Black



The French Heritage Society held its Annual Palm Beach Dinner recently at Club Colette. Approximately 150 guests wined and dined on a French dinner prepared especially for the occasion. Funds raised will be used for restoration of architectural sites and student scholarships in France. In attendance were board member Jean Shafiroff, French Heritage Society president, Elizabeth Stribling and
board member, CeCe Black.



For more information, go to www.frenchheritagesociety.org.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY'S DINNER @ PIERRE HOTEL

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Honors Juan Pablo Molyneux And Champagne Taittinger

Photos By: Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan
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Martin And Jean Shafiroff



Anne And Willian Van Ness



French Heritage Society (FHS) honored Juan Pablo Molyneux and Champagne Taittinger, represented by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, with a festive Gala Dinner Dance at The Pierre Hotel. The Gala included an elegant dinner with music and dancing to the sounds of The Bob Hardwick Sound, and raised over $340,000. 


Deborah And Chuck Royce



Prem Lachman & Liz McDermott
The event was held under the High Patronage of His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the U.S., His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; The Honorable Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York; and Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, and in the presence of FHS Chairman Elizabeth F. Stribling and FHS President Comte Denis de Kergorlay, and the Gala Chairman CeCe Black, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Kazie Metzger Harvey, Ursula Lowerre, Liz McDermott, Deborah Royce, Jean Shafiroff and Ann Van Ness. The Comité d’honneur includes Princess Isabelle De Broglie, Baron Robert de Rothschild, Comte and Comtesse François Saint-Bris, and many more notable individuals.



A cocktail reception preceded the dinner where Mrs. Stribling welcomed guests as the starters degustation were served. In light of the terrors in Paris this past week, the evening band played the French national anthem while the entire room stood in "solidarité and fraternité" with Paris.



FHS President Comte Denis de Kergolay thenspoke about the fundamental relationship between America and France, who are "brothers in arms" before introducing the first honoree Juan Pablo Molyneux as an "ambassador of beauty and art." Mr. Molyneux accepted his award saying, "Without old buildings, I'd simply be a talker and a dreamer" before toasting "my dear Mr. Taittinger." Mrs. Stribling then returned to introduce Mr. Taittinger who accepted by commenting that he will be an "ambassador for fidelity and friendship between the two countries and a faithful son to these two ideas." He then toasted Mr. Molyneux before gifting Mrs. Stribling with a book on Champagne. After a short break, Mrs. Black introduced auctioneer Nicholas Lowry whoraised funds towards the restoration of Monticello, and towards the funding of the FHS Student Program.



Following the dinner the guests moved to the dance floor, where The Bob Hardwick Sound had all the guests spinning and twirling around the dance floor.



Proceeds from the event support the important work FHS does to raise and make grants to restore French architectural gems in both countries, and to educate students, young professionals and the general public about these historic treasures through its cultural educational programs and communications.



The New York Chapter Co-Chairmen are Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt and Guy N. Robinson. 


The Benefit Committee includes Elizabeth F. Stribling, Comte Denis de Kergorlay, Irene Aitken, Tina & Simon Beriro, Baroness Véronique Bich, Baroness Laurie Bodor, J. Brooks, Yann Coatanlem, Zita Davisson, Baron and Baronne de Laroullière, Comtesse Elizabeth de Kergorlay, Barbara de Portago, Christian Draz, John & Carole French, Michael Kovner, Margo Morton Langenberg, Kamie & Richard Lightburn, Pilar Molyneux, Anne & Charles Niemeth, Charles Royce, Stanley & Betty Deforest Scott, and Donald & Barbara Tober. 


Additional guests included: Irene Aitken, Janine Atamian, Christopher Attard, Nefissa Attard, Lee Black, Liliana Cavendish, Fang Chu, Shannon Dishman, Elisa Fredrickson, Mark Gilbertson, Dr. Penny Grant, R. Couri Hay,Cherry Huang, Emilie Jackson, Cheri Kaufman, Konrad Keesee, Roy Kean, Diane Labouisse, Valerie Lettan, Kamie Lightburn, Susan Madden, Chris and Grace Meigher, Kristi McCarthy, Mary McFadden, Barbara and Francis de Marneffe, Judy McLaren, Polly Onet, Ann Rapp Barbara and Peter Regna, Alan Salz, Martin Shafiroff, Thomas Shiah, Patricia Shiah, Sheri Wechsler and Paul Vigue



The French Heritage Society was founded in 1982 as a two way street for Americans and French to share their love of historic architecture. FHS has contributed to almost 500 restoration grants and helped secure almost $18 million dollars for historic monuments, buildings and gardens in every department in France and to properties in the United States that reflect France’s historic influence. In 2014, FHS awarded more than $530,000 in restoration grants. French Heritage Society intervenes to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream and create. There are 12 Chapters of the Society throughout the United States and one in Paris.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF 'FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY'

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NEW YORK SOCIETY

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Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth Stribling And CeCe Black



Chiu-Ti Jansen



Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a pre-summer solstice cocktail kickoff event in honor of the French Heritage Society (FHS) at their Park Avenue home. The philanthropic couple welcomed guests into their home to learn more about the work the Society does throughout the year, and to raise awareness of the forthcoming Gala, taking place on November 18th.

Tony Bowles & Jasmine Parks



Margo Langenberg



Jean Shafiroff & Cole Rumbough
Midway through the event, FHS Chairman of the Board, Elizabeth F. Stribling, and Gala Chairs Jean Shafiroff and Cece Black, thanked guests for attending and gave a short talk explaining how projects are selected for FHS to support. Additional Gala Chairs for the November event in attendance included; Deborah Royce, Ann Vann Ness, Ursula Lowerre, Kazie Metzger and Jean Doyen de Montaillou. The glamorously attired trio received questions from attendees and explained what some of traditional projects are, while also noting how the French former Minister of Culture has recognized the Society for its important restorative work. Jean highlighted the scholarship program FHS funds, which allows both American and French architectural students to study on each other's shores, and Cece talked about how FHS has forged a strong partnership between France and America through its work. They then thanked attendees again and finished by reminding all guests that the real reason they were all there was to raise awareness of the forthcoming winter gala on November 18th. A glass was then raised to the Shafiroffs to thank them for hosting the event.


Dr. Penny Grant


Marilyn Nelson


Stephania Garcia Carelle & Camila Sanchez
The 100 guests included: Louisa Aklin, Edgar Batista, Tina Beriro, Lee Black, Laurie Bodor, Geoffrey Bradfield, Catherine Cahill, Lauren and Sean Carpenter, David Aaron Carpenter, Chele Chiavacci, Martin Cohen, Sharleen Cooper Cohen, Nancy Collins, Susan Cushing, Patricia Cossutta, Lynette Dallas, Alex Donner, Carol and John French, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Rolf Heitmeyer, Michael Kovner, Nicole Noonan and Steven Knobel, Ted Hartley, John Harvey, Peter Hoffman, Margo Langenberg, Liz McDermott, Suzanne Murphy, Marilyn Nelson, Barbara Ostrom, Robert Pearl, Michelle King Robson, Chuck Royce, Cole Rumbough, Jill Sands, Daisy and James Sinclair, Karen and Clay Tompkins, Isabelle Lefebvre-Vary, Frederico Wasserman and Barry Weintraub.



Proceeds from the upcoming gala and the kick-off event support the important work FHS does to raise and make grants to restore French architectural gems in both countries, and to educate students, young professionals and the general public about these historic treasures through its cultural educational programs and communications.



French Heritage Society was founded in 1982 as a two way street for Americans and French to share their love of historic architecture. FHS has contributed to over 500 restoration grants and helped secure almost $18 million dollars for historic monuments, buildings and gardens in every department in France and to properties in the United States that reflect France’s historic influence. FHS has intervened after numerous natural disasters such as the 1999 storms in France and Hurricanes Hugo and Katrina in the U.S. FHS also organizes unique student internship opportunities in both countries and offers enriching cultural trips in France and the U.S. for its members. There are 13 Chapters in the United States and one in Paris.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

JEAN SHAFIROFF AT FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY FETE

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SOCIETY AT THE PIERRE NEW YORK
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Jean Shafiroff


Jean Shafiroff And CeCe Black



Victor de Souza And Jean Shafiroff





Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was photographed at The French Heritage Society Gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City the last night. Mrs. Shafiroff is on the Board of  The French Heritage Society and was also a co-chair of the event. Her stunning dress was designed by Oscar de la Renta.



 ABOUT THE FRENCH HERITAGE SOCIETY



The French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural legacy both in France and the United States with particular emphasis on raising funds for preservation and education.



The society fosters long-established French-American relationships through cultural exchanges as it strives to ensure that the treasures of our shared heritage will survive to inspire future generations.



Its thirteen chapters in the US and one in Paris have supported the restoration of nearly 500 buildings and gardens since 1982. French Heritage Society also organizes unique student internship opportunities in both countries and offers enriching cultural trips in France, and the US for its members.