Showing posts with label JEAN SHAFIROFF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JEAN SHAFIROFF. Show all posts

Friday, January 05, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF STUNNING @ NY BOTANICAL GARDENS

Jean Shafiroff In Fashion



Jean Shafiroff And Victor de Souza




Recently Philanthropist and Stye Icon JEAN SHAFIROFF surprised guests in a massive "broken mirrors" couture gown and matching 'broken mirrors" gloves at the NY Botanical Gardens Winter
Wonderland Gala. The edgy pale lilac mirrored ballgown was designed by Harlem based fashion designer Victor dE Souza.



About the NY Botanical Gardens



The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs. For more information go to nybg.org


Photo Courtesy Of:  BFA Photos

Friday, December 29, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF ON 'WE ARE AUSTIN' TELEVISION SHOW


Taylor Ellison Interviews Jean Shafiroff



Taylor Ellison pre-recorded a great interview with Jean Shafiroff that aired December 27, 2017. "We Are Austin" is one of the top rated shows on in Austin Texas.


Pick up a copy of Successful Philanthropy for simple advice that will help you give back more in 2018!


Successful Philanthropy is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world.


The possibilities of philanthropy are almost limitless. Successful Philanthropy removes the guesswork and helps you shape your own personal path, providing much-needed insight and guidance into making philanthropy a lasting part of your life. Learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice. A comprehensive guide, Successful Philanthropy provides details on all aspects of philanthropy, including what most boards look for in a candidate and, for those who are thinking of starting a charity, specific information on what anyone ought to know before venturing in that direction.


Though philanthropy is a big word, it can be practiced in small ways anywhere, and anyone can become a part of building lasting change. Successful Philanthropy discusses the importance of teaching the next generation the value of giving in schools and at home to improve our community, our country, and our world.


Giving back to those in need is among the most rewarding and self-fulfilling parts of being human. Successful Philanthropy invites you to explore the many ways that you can find fulfillment through a lifetime of philanthropic giving.



Thursday, December 21, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS HOLIDAY @ FAMED LE CIRQUE

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HIGH SOCIETY

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff





Jean Shafiroff, Prominent Philanthropist and Author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted her fourth annual holiday luncheon, this time at Le Cirque. More than 60 invitees attended the luncheon, which was held in honor of The New York Center for Children. In true holiday spirit, Shafiroff made a generous donation to the charity in honor of those guest who attended.

Ann Rapp With CeCe Black, Liliana Cavendish And Dawne Marie Grannum


Rita Cosby And Tomaczek Bednarek


Victor dE Souza
Attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Ariadna Vera Bustindui, George Gurley, Sharon Bush, Francine Le Frak, Nina Burleigh, Dale Dobson, New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Jay Cheshes, Ann Rapp, Barbara Tober, CeCe Black, Randi Schatz, Irene Michaels, Chele Chiavacci Farley, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Maggie Norris, Victor de Souza, Malan Breton, Frederick Anderson, former Miss America Suzette Charles, Liliana Cavendish, William Cavendish, George Wayne, Rita Cosby, Flo Anthony, Marco Maccioni, Penny Grant, Joanna Fisher, Tomaczek Bednarek, Larry Keiser, Roy Kean, Michael Henry Adams, and Susan Gutfruend.

Jean Shafiroff Wtih Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia & Ariadna Bustindu



This was the first time Mrs. Shafiroff held her luncheon at Le Cirque, which will permanently close at its current location on December 31st, 2017. (The restaurant is slated to reopen at a new location in 2018.) A longtime and dedicated patron of Le Cirque, Mrs. Shafiroff has hosted numerous private and charitable events at the restaurant over the years. Guests enjoyed a three course lunch/dinner, including goat cheese salad, a selection of gourmet chicken or salmon, and a dessert medley, as well as wines and champagne.

CeCe Black And Barbara Tober





Francine LeFrak
Jean Shafiroff is renowned for her charitable giving and commitment to philanthropy. She chairs numerous galas and hosts many events benefitting several not-for-profit organizations each year, and is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, a book which serves as a practical guide for both the aspiring and seasoned philanthropist. She serves on the boards of eight organizations, including the 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. She is also an ambassador for the American Humane Society. A volunteer fundraiser, leader, and spokesperson for several charitable causes, Jean Shafiroff’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.




Le Cirque is located at 151 East 58th Street,New York, NY 10022




About The New York Center for Children



Founded in 1995 with the support of the late Broadway producer Marty Richards and philanthropist Georgette Mosbacher, The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse. All of the programs and services to children and families at NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance. In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events. NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City. The child-friendly space is located at 333 East 70th Street, on Manhattan's Upper East Side.



For more information on NYCC, visit newyorkcenterforchildren.org


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF & GEORGINA BLOOMBERG @ GARDENS

Jean Shafiroff With Georgina Bloomberg




Jean Shafiroff was in a stunning Victor de Souza gown when she was photographed with good friend and a leader of the next generation of philanthropists, Georgina Bloomberg at the New York Botanical Gardens Winter Wonderland Gala the other night.


Monday, December 18, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF TALKS PHILANTHROPY ON FOX 7 TEXAS


Jean Shafiroff On Fox 7 Texas



Author of "Successful Philanthropy" Jean Shafiroff talked about her book and upcoming signing recently on FOX 7 in Texas. 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS 'THE POWER OF ART TO HEAL'

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NEW YORK HITS MIAMI

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Lee Fryd With Jonathan Fryd And Karen Fryd



Kevin Berlin & Tiffany Masters
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, with Nathan & Alan Lieberman of the South Beach Group Hotels, hosted the Power of Art to Heal at the Hotel Croydon Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami 2017. The event was inspired by Mrs. Shafiroff’s desire to add a philanthropic element to the week’s events. “We all know art heals,” says Mrs. Shafiroff, citing art therapy utilized to treat those in need such as children battered by domestic abuse, veterans and individuals from war-torn countries suffering from PTSD, and incarcerated individuals for whom describing trauma might not be possible. “Art therapy is a common method of treatment by charitable organizations,” says Mrs. Shafiroff.

Jean Shafiroff With Lee Fryd And Diane Lieberman



Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Alan Lieberman, Diane Lieberman, Lee Fryd, real estate developer Jonathan Fryd, Karen Fryd, Eric Demarchelier, Catherine Demarchelier, Catherine Rodstein, Missy Hargraves, Cydni Duran, Joe Swedroe, Jack Acoco, Ruth Miller, Joyce Moore, Lisa Konsker, Randi Schatz, Sir Ivan Wilzig, Svetlana Nevodtchikova, Steve Knobel, Nicole Noonan, Marie-Claire Gladstone, Kevin Berlin, Tiffany Masters, Mark Henkin, Julie Lamb and Barbara Agozzino.

Sir Ivan Wilzig With Svetlana Nevodtchikova


Steve Knobel And Nicole Noonan




Mrs. Shafiroff felt that Art Basel Miami was the perfect event to draw attention to the role art can play in healing, and to bring the issue to the forefront of the minds of the influential art dealers, artists, exhibitors, and attendees. Mrs. Shafiroff suggested exploring how future art fairs might contribute in some way to local charities in the Miami area. In honor of the event, Mrs. Shafiroff will make a donation The South Florida Youth Foundation, founded and directed by Karen Fryd.



About The South Florida Youth Foundation:



The South Florida Youth Foundation (SFYF) began by providing educational supplies to the neediest schools in Miami’s inner-city. This engagement grew by building relationships with the City of Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Through concerned teachers and officers, the organization’s director, Karen Fryd, has been able to understand and engage with the poorest pockets of poverty. This has enabled an involvement for twenty years to directly address challenged situations in a grass-roots manner and getting quick results.



Projects have included: funding programs for disabled children, school supply drives, tickets to the arts, providing food for senior citizens, programs to incentivize better grades in school, assisting youth in attending college, programs to assist foster children, planting gardens, sponsoring music programs, prom programs, helping to create “The Shop” (a store where everything is free for students), opening a school library, and assisting in direct needs such as helping with electric bills and paying for hotels for families as they await placement in shelters, among others. All money donated to the SFYF goes directly to needs; not one dollar is spent on overhead.



The mission of The South Florida Youth Foundation: To help children achieve their fullest potential through education and to help break the cycle of poverty.



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. 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 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: www.jeanshafiroff.com


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Monday, December 11, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF & PARIS HILTON SPOTTED IN MIAMI

Jean Shafiroff And Paris Hilton




New York's own Jean Shafiroff, was spotted with Paris Hilton at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida.

 Mrs. Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

MARTIN & JEAN SHAFIROFF HOST NYC MISSION SOCIETY

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NYC Power Couple Martin and Jean Shafiroff Host Thanksgiving Cocktails
and Toy Drive for NYC Mission Society
 
Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff




Katlean De Monchy With Rita Cosby And Felicia Taylor




Jean Shafiroff With Rebecca Seawright





Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a Thanksgiving Toy Drive for the NYC Mission Society on Monday November 20, 2017 at their Park Avenue home.



Over 100 guests including NYC Mission Society Director Elsie McCabe Thompson, Margo and John Catsimatidis, New York State Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright, Malan Breton, Margo Langenberg, Kenita Lloyd, Geoffrey Bradfield, Liliana Cavendish, and Victor de Souza, began their holiday week by enjoying champagne and canapes with the philanthropist and her financier husband.


Victor de Souza With Dustin Lujan




Dawne Marie Grannum With Catherine Giordano




Midway through the event, Jean Shafiroff, Elsie McCabe Thompson, and William Allen thanked guests for attending and for their continued commitment to the New York City Mission Society. Ms. Thompson revealed that the New York City Mission Society is currently exploring opening a charter school in their Minisink Townhouse in Harlem. Jean Shafiroff then spoke about how much she cared for the Society and how much of a family they are.

Margo Catsimatidis And John Catsimatidis




Additional guests including, William Anthony Allen, Darold Cuba, Yaz and Valentine Hernadez, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Joan and George Hornig, Roy Kean, Judge Jonathan Le Winter, Barbara and Ken Poliwoda, Ann Rapp, Randi Schatz, Bishop Andrew St. John, Felicia Taylor, and Rita Cosby helped donate over 200 presents to children in need. 



About Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is 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 under served 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 Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays, and is 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 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 the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Jean is often a guest speaker on TV and radio shows throughout the country. The subjects she speaks about include philanthropy, human rights, fashion and animal welfare. 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, Surgeons of Hope, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.



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.



About New York City Mission Society



Founded in 1812, New York City Mission Society has been on the front lines of the war on poverty for more than two centuries, providing critically needed support for children, youth, and adults who live in New York City’s most under served communities. The dynamic portfolio of programs provides participants with the knowledge and life skills necessary to succeed as independent members of society, and make positive contributions to their communities. Each year, nearly 13,000 people in Harlem, the Lower East Side, the Bronx, and Brooklyn directly participate in their programs and/or attend their community events.



As an organization distinguished by over 200 years of service, New York City Mission Society has helped shape the landscape of non-profit service provision. In the early 19th century, the Mission Society established systems of relief in impoverished communities throughout the New York City, supporting families and immigrant groups in need of clothing, food, shelter, and employment opportunities. During that time, the Mission Society incubated and launched some of the best-known and most innovative programs in the nonprofit sector today, such as the Fresh Air Fund, the Children’s Aid Society, the Community Service Society, and the Visiting Nurse Service. Today, we continue our work by delivering services that encourage critical thinking, self-confidence, and resilience in those we serve. Visit www.nycmissionsociety.org for more information.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BARBARA TOBER HOSTS AVEDON: SOMETHING PERSONAL

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AT THE MUSEUM

Photos By: Patirck McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff With Richard Johnson


Dr. Donald Tober And Barbara Tober





Tom Florio And David Kuhn
Barbara Tober hosted a sensational cocktail reception November 15th at the Museum of Arts and Design celebrating the new biography, Avedon: Something Personal. Attended by generations of Avedon colleagues dating back to the late 1950s and photography world luminaries including Maria Hambourg, Carol Squiers, Deborah Bell, and Vince Aletti; and Avedon models Pat Cleveland, Evelyn Kuhn, Patty Hansen, Lauren Helm, Astrid Heeren, and Tony Spinelli. Among the other 375 guests were Susan Cheever, Andre Bishop, Jill Krementz, Jamie Bernstein, Nancy Hoving, Philip Galanes, Carlyne Cerf, and Peter Bacanovic. The book will be on sale starting this week.

Michele Cohen With Joan Hornig



Barbara Tober told friends, “I was lucky enough to be part of a golden age of magazines at Condé Nast, first at Vogue and then as the editor of Brides. It was a time when great talent like Dick was supported and thrived. Can't wait to read Norma and Steven’s book.” Author Steven Aronson went on to say, "Norma Stevens and I wanted to take readers to the point beyond where even Dick Avedon's closest friends knew him, so the book is no puffography - it's a very full portrait of a very compelling personality."



Other notable guests included: Jean Shafiroff, Judy Auchincloss, Tina Beriro, Nejma Beard, Patticia Bosworth, Paul van Ravenstein, Young Yang Chung, Michele Cohen, Suzi Cordish, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Brandon Fradd, Cristina Grassi, Richard Johnson, Tom Kalin, Mona Aboelnaga Kanaan, James Kaliardos, David Kuhn, Shari Loeffler, Marie Monique Steckel, Dante Spinelli, Tony Spinelli, Stephanie Stokes, Norma Stevens, Evelyn Sokolsky, Stanley Sokolsky, Jeannette Watson, and Jessica Zamir and well as the book’s publishers Celina Spiegel and Julie Grau.


Friday, November 17, 2017

NYC MISSION SOCIETY THANKSGIVING HARVEST DINNER

Jean Shafiroff With Senator Brian Benjamin And Kenita Lloyd





New York, N.Y. – Striving to help its program participants and community members start the holiday season with a hot meal, the New York City Mission Society provided more than 300 meals at its 14th Annual Thanksgiving Harvest Community Dinner at Minisink Townhouse yesterday.



New York City Mission Society alumni and staff, Board Members, community members, and volunteers served the meals, while students in the nonprofit’s after school free music education program, GRIOT, performed onstage in the auditorium.



This event has been underwritten by Board Member Jean Shafiroff . Sponsors and volunteer groups included Chase, Nike, Kohl’s, Whole Foods and Jay Moorhead. .


Jean Shafiroff Serves Thanksgiving Dinner



“The families we serve face numerous challenges each day, and the holidays can be especially tough,” said New York City Mission Society President Elsie McCabe Thompson. “This time of year is a chance to give thanks and to give back, so I thank our board members Jean Shafiroff and Jay Moorhead, our community members, staff, and other volunteers for coming together on this night to start the holiday season off on a high note. This is what the holidays are all about.”



New York State Senator Brian Benjamin greeted attendees, and Reverend Anthony Iroh of St. Charles Borromeo Church delivered an invocation before everyone sat down to turkey, stuffing, side dishes, desserts, and beverages donated by area businesses and individuals.



Earlier in the week, the Mission Society continued its tradition of distributing turkeys to community members to help create a festive Thanksgiving. The turkeys were donated by St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters.



ATTENDIES INCLUDED:


Jean Shafiroff, Elsie McCabe Thompson, Jay Moorhead, Father Anthony Iroh, Francis Kairson, Natasha Das, Emily Mohr, Cole Rumbough served hundreds of community members to kick off the holiday season in Harlem.


About the New York City Mission Society



The New York City Mission Society has been on the frontlines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today, our progressive portfolio of educational, workforce development, cultural enrichment, and community-building programs, make a positive, long-term impact on the City’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, and providing career opportunities and cultural enrichment. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events. Learn more at http://www.nycmissionsociety.org.


Photos By: Patrick McMullan

NEW YORK CITY'S FIRST LADY JEAN SHAFIROFF PROFILE

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New York’s First Lady of Philanthropy Jean Shafiroff Featured in HOLA! and HELLO! Magazine UK
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Jean Shafiroff


Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff is featured in the November, 2017 issue of Hello Magazine UK, with Duchess Kate Middleton on the cover. The 9-page feature has also been released with a total of 10 pages in the Spanish sister publication to Hello Magazine, HOLA! which was published in Spain, Mexico and Argentina and features Victoria and Cristina Iglesias, daughters of Julio Iglesias, on the cover. HOLA! dubbed Jean “The First Lady of Philanthropy in the United States and included a feature on Queen Letizia of Spain. Jean’s features were first in both HOLA! as well as HELLO! UK.



The profile highlights Jean’s passion for philanthropy, the importance of giving back, and how to inspire others to make the world a better place, as well as a few in depth tips on serving as the perfect event hostess. The spread features gorgeous photography of Ms. Shafiroff’s Upper East Side home and extensive art collection, as well as sharing few of her favorite designer pieces.



In the interview, Ms. Shafiroff tells Hello about her desire to instill in her children a passion for philanthropy and good deeds. “It’s crucial to teach children that they have to do their best to help others and make this world a better place,” she tells the publication. Ms. Shafiroff also discusses the drive behind her need to give back and how she inspires others to use their own resources to make the world a better place. “At the Catholic school that I attended, the nuns always taught us the importance of helping others and taught us to be compassionate and generous.” says Ms. Shafiroff. “I dedicate most of my social life to philanthropy, going to charity events, meeting people and organizing fundraisers. And I feel very fortunate to be able to do so.”



Ms. Shafiroff, who sits on the board of eight charitable organizations, including the New York Women’s Foundation, New York Mission Society, and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, is also an Ambassador for the American Humane Society and hosts many charity events and fundraising galas each year. She is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give (Hatherleigh press), in which she shares her expertise with others who seek to give back to those in need. Mrs. Shafiroff has conducted many interviews and television and radio appearances discussing the importance of philanthropy.



Mrs. Shafiroff talks about her own parent’s influence on her desire to do good by others. Shafiroff has since made sure to inspire her own children Elizabeth and Jacklyn with the same message. Elizabeth, her younger daughter, has co-founded Global Strays, an organization dedicated to obtaining grants for organizations focused on animal welfare in developing countries.



“The most important thing is to teach children the importance of caring for those who have less or who might need help,” says Mrs. Shafiroff. “You have to foster and promote empathy and solidarity.”


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


Monday, November 13, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF PROFILED IN HELLO & HOLA MAG

Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff is stunning in Hello Magazine this month. Pick up the latest issue for the great story and photos.



In the city that never sleeps, keeping one eye fover open to see who’s wearing what, Jean Shafiroff stands out as one of New York’s best-dressed women. Whether turning heads in Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera as she sashays down Fifth Avenue or up the red carpet, the woman named one of the 100 Most Powerful New Yorkers by Gotham Magazine is also one of Manhattan’s
most photographed people.


Hello Magazine



Her glittering parties in her Park Avenue pad, attended by designers, politicos and other notables, are legendary and the dynamic society figure regularly features in New York Post gossip column Page Six and on the covers of the Big Apple’s lifestyle mags. But, as flattering as all that is, what makes Jean proudest is the slew of heartfelt honours she has been awarded by grateful charities.


A leading figure in philanthropy, Jean is a fearsomely effective fundraiser and a commanding presence on New York’s buzzing charity scene.


The HELLO article called Mrs. Shafiroff the first lady of philanthropy of NEW YORK and The HOLA article called Mrs. Shafiroff the first lady of philanthropy in the United States. Pick up your Issue now!




Saturday, November 11, 2017

HUMANE SOCIETY TO THE RESCUE GALA @ CIPRIANI

Jean Shafiroff With Georgina Bloomberg



Georgina Bloomberg



Cristen Barker And Nigel Barker



Malin Akerman



Peter Max And Mary Max




Jean Shafiroff along with Georgina Bloomberg, Malin Akerman, Cristen Barker and Nigel Barker, were photographed at the Humane Society's to The Rescue Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street last night in New York City. Famed artist Peter Max and Mary Max were also there and all smiles.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF & IVANA TRUMP @ LIFELINE NEW YORK

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HIGH SOCIETY @ LE CIRQUE

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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David Hryck With Jean Shafiroff



Ivana Trump With Bob Cenedella




Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine, hosted Lifeline New York’s 7th Annual Benefit Luncheon to raise funds for medical equipment for children's hospitals in Serbia at Le Cirque recently. Among the supporters were Jean Shafiroff, Ivana Trump, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Cheri Kaufman, Sharon Bush, artist Robert Cenedella and Kick Kennedy.




The event kicked off with a champagne reception where guests were served hor d'oeuvres. At the lunch, President of the Board, David Hryck, welcomed guests and introducing Event Emcee and Vice President Cheri Kaufman who introduced HRH Crown Prince Alexander who thanked his wife and attendees for their support.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia And Pamela Harper



Lucia Hwong Gordon
Prince Alexander introduced guest of honor, Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, CEO of the Project C.U.R.E. Dr. Jackson, who partnered with HRH Crown Princess Katherine to donate 1.4-million dollars of medical sterilizers, then said “You don’t have to have money to change the world… do what you can do today,” before receiving a special recognition award from Lifeline New York. The lunch continued while internationally renowned guitar duo, Srdan Bulatovic and Darko Nikcevic entertained guests including Alice Weil Judelson, Liz Derringer, Dr. Christopher Calapai and Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale, by performing pieces inspired by the Balkans.

Princess Katherine of Serbia With Prince Alexander of Serbia And Jean Shafiroff





Sharon Bush & Kick Kennedy
Princess Katherine addressed guests and thanked her husband and everyone involved with the Lifeline Foundation saying “The last few months have been magnificent, and we raised more than $1,730,000 in medical equipment donations. Thanks to Dr. Jackson we were able to get new sterilizers for hospitals in Serbia for Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kraljevo, which are valued at 1.4 million dollars.” She went on to thank the Stavros S. Niarchos Charitable Organization for its donation of a mammography machine to Clinical Center Nis in Serbia worth $700,000. She then thanked the audience for all of their help and efforts in helping Serbia and their people.



Artist Robert Cenedella painted "Le Cirque - The First Generation," in 1998 that was originally hung at Le Cirque 2000, before the restaurant moved to its current location. "Le Cirque - The First Generation" depicts the elegance and spirit of one of the world’s most preeminent restaurants in its original setting. It is a visual feast, a family portrait including more than 100 celebrities and political habitués over the years such as Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Philip Roth, Paul Newman, Tony Randall, Sophia Loren, and Barbara Walters.

Barbara Winston With Geoffrey Bradfield, Wendy Diamond & Muna Rihani Al-Nasser




Lifeline New York works directly with the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation in Belgrade to provide critically needed humanitarian aid to the people of Serbia regardless of religion or ethnic origin, with a focus on aiding physically and mentally handicapped children, orphans and working with medical institutions to improve health care throughout the country.