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Saturday, July 15, 2017


Jean Shafiroff

Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon for 40 guests on Thursday at Le Cirque Restaurant in New York City to honor the French on their national holiday.

Jean Shafiroff With Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Dawne Marie Grannum With Lee Fryd And Ann Rapp

George Gurley
During the luncheon, the hostess Jean Shafiroff, wearing a pink and yellow silk Zac Posen dress, toasted the French and then gave a short speech honoring the 86 people who lost their lives to terrorism in Nice on Bastille Day one year ago. She then spoke of the need for our country to unite and avoid fighting with one another during these difficult times. She said our enemies would want to see us fighting with one another so that we would weaken as a nation. Jean then repeated the famous quote, "United we stand, divided we fall", a saying originally attributed to Aesop but then later used by several leaders in the United States including Abraham Lincoln. Ms.Shafiroff announced that she would give a donation to the French Heritage Society in honor of the French and her guests. She has been a board member of the French Heritage Society for approximately 6 years.

Larry Kasier With Geoffrey Bradfield, Craig Dix & Frederico Wasserman

Lieba Nesis With Michele Herbert

Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on July 14, 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. By capturing this symbol the people signaled that the king's authority should be limited by a separation of powers.

Cassandra Seidenfeld With Maggie Norris & Lee Fryd

Jean Shafiroff With Marco Maccioni, Sharon Bush & Margo Langenberg

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, fashion designers Zang Toi, Maggie Norris, Frederick Anderson and Victor de Souza, best-selling author Nina Burleigh, NY Times feature writers George Gurley and Darold Cuba, Sharon Bush, international decorator Geoffrey Bradfield, writer Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Rachel Hirschfeld, Craig Dix, Larry Kaiser, Michele Herbert, Janna Bullock, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Lee Fryd, Natalie Ross and Margot Langenberg .

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, 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, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became an Ambassador for the American Humane Society.

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 American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Southampton Animal Shelter, 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.

For more information about Jean Shafiroff, please visit:

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available in selected bookstores. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Kick Off Party for the

21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball 2017

Photos By: Anne Watt And Patrick McMullan
Jean Shafiroff

Sharon Bush With Tomaczek Bednarek

Geoffrey Bradford And Frederic Wasserman

Philanthropist, author, former honoree, and co-chair of the upcoming gala Jean Shafiroff, along with her husband Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail party in support of the American Heart Association’s 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. The kickoff event was held at the Shafiroff’s stylish New York City residence where more than 100 guests and well-wishers gathered for cocktails, showing their commitment to heart health and the work of the Association. The upcoming gala will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY.

Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Geoffrey Bradfield, Barbara Poliwoda, Drs. Ralph and Lori Mosca, Sharon Bush, Ava Roosevelt, Margo Langenberg, Tas and Amir Dossal, Randi Schatz, Maggie Norris, Chiu-Ti Jensen, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Victor dE Souza, Catherine Sabino, Natalie Ross and Ray Bouderau.

Ava Roosevelt With Jean Shafiroff & Margo Langenberg

Maggie Norris
At the event, Jean Shafiroff thanked the American Heart Association for the good work they do to improve and educate the public on cardiac care. She also spoke about the upcoming 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. Then a few words on the important work of the American Heart Association were spoken by Hamptons Heart Ball honoree Dr. Lori Mosca. Dr. Mosca spoke about how her career started with a grant given by the American Heart Association and how she and her team are currently working on a research grant given by the American Heart Association on women, heart disease and sleep. Dr. Ralph Mosca, also being honored, spoke about how his operations on babies are different from 20 years ago because of science supported by the American Heart Association. Barbara Poliwoda, Regional Director of the American Heart Association thanked the guests for attending and suggested they all come to the Hamptons Heart Ball.

In addition to honoring Dr. Lori Mosca and Dr. Ralph S. Mosca, the Hamptons Heart Ball will recognize The Village of Southampton for being a Heart Safe community.

The Hamptons Heart Ball (June 10, 2017) will be a fun and elegant event focused on raising funds for the mission of the American Heart Association. Friends and colleagues from NYC, Long Island and the Hamptons will enjoy the beautiful setting of the Hamptons while eating delicious heart healthy foods, drinking delightful local wines and having fun with the music and dancing. The evening will feature live music by That 70’s Band, cocktail hour, a seated dinner catered by Elegant Affairs as well as a live & silent auction will also highlight the night. Also new this year will be the “Crash the Ball After Party” which will take place from 9:30pm to 12:30pm.

The Ball will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30p.m. Tickets are $600. After party will begin at 9:30pm and tickets are $200. For more information visit 

Monday, May 11, 2015


Ann Van Ness With Geoffrey Bradfield And Jean Shafiroff

St. George's Society of New York held their Annual English Ball recently at the Metropolitan Club in New York City honoring Geoffrey Bradfield, James G. Goren and Stephen P . McGill CBE. Jean Shafiroff and a bevy of New Yorkers were on hand to help celebrate.

Founded in 1770 by English colonists for the purpose of offering "advise and relief" to fellow countrymen in need, St. George's Society of New York is one of the oldest charitable organizations in New York City. Today it provides vital assistance to people of British and Commonwealth heritage in New York who are in need of financial and emotional support. For example the sick, elderly and disabled and students who have the ability to succeed but lack the funds to complete their studies. For information log on to

Photo By: Patrick McMullan