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

Monday, December 11, 2017


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


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

Wednesday, November 22, 2017



Photos By: Patirck McMullan

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


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.


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

Photos By: Patrick McMullan


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

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


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

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


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



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

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.

Sunday, October 15, 2017



Jean Shafiroff With Yolanda Hadid And Marisol Thomas

Stunning Trio! Jean Shafiroff, Yolanda Hadid and Marisol Thomas at Global Lyme Alliance at Cipriani 42nd Street the other night in New York City.

Photo Courtesy Of: Getty Images / Lawlor Media Group 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Jean Shafiroff

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D., Psychotherapist, Author, TV Commentator & Host wrote this great piece of philanthropist Jean Shafiroff  in The Huffington Post. Here are some excerpts.

Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, activist, style icon, and author of SUCCESSFUL PHILANTHROPY: HOW TO MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT YOU GIVE. She has been referred to as one of the First Ladies of Philanthropy in the January 2012 Gotham Magazine article entitled “100 Most Powerful New Yorkers.

 Jean serves on eight charity boards and is an Ambassador for the American Humane. She has been honored by numerous charities for her philanthropic work. In June 2016 Jean received the Humanitarian with Heart Award from the American Heart Association. Jean was also honored in that same year at the Taste of Hope Gala for the American Cancer Society.

 She has graced many magazine covers including Social Life Magazine, NY Lifestyles, Metropolitan and 25A Magazine. She has also been featured in The New York Times’ Style Section in January 2017, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and many other publications. Jean was raised in Hicksville, Long Island and has lived in New York City most of her life. She is a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University ((degree Physical Therapy) and the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University where she received an MBA in Finance.. During her teens, Jean developed a strong compassion for those in need through experiences witnessing under served people and communities.

Here are health tips from Jean Shafiroff that help keep her looking and feeling young, energetic and radiant:

Yoga once per week

“Yoga is wonderful for both the mind and body. When I start to feel that my muscles are getting bulky from other types of exercise, I attend a yoga class to keep them lean. Yoga is also always good for the mind.” For yoga classes, Jean goes to Exhale on Madison Avenue and Ananda when visiting the Hamptons.

2. Don’t eat red meat

Jean opts for fish and chicken instead of red meat. As an animal activist Jean does not like to eat red meat. “During my first year of college I gained twenty pounds. I battled for one year to lose the weight. I decided to stop eating red meat for a variety of reasons. It is fattening and it contains a lot of hormones. I’ve maintained this regimen throughout my life. If I’m at a dinner and red meat is served, I will have a tiny taste. Cutting out red meat has been very helpful with keeping my body at a certain weight.”

3. Find your happy weight and maintain that for your entire life

Once Jean shed that excess college weight, she happily maintained it by weighing herself regularly. “Try to maintain a constant weight throughout your lifetime. Yo-yoing with your weight puts a lot of stress on the body. Of course, you can’t avoid gaining weight when pregnant or if you have an illness. Embrace your own ideal weight regardless of size or shape. You know where you are happiest and most comfortable - so long as your doctor doesn’t tell you that you are grossly overweight. Just be healthy, there are many full-figure models and they look beautiful. The key is to be comfortable in your own skin.” says Jean

4. Avoid medication if possible

When it comes to taking medication, always listen to the advice of your doctor —but sometimes there are alternatives to taking medicine regularly. “Certain medications can cause major weight gain. I try to take as little medication as possible. If you have an everyday ache or pain, try putting ice on the affected area instead of reaching for a pain medication. Of course, if you need an antibiotic take it but take a probiotic as well.”

5. Don’t eat yogurt that is high in fat and sugar

“When I stopped eating high-fat sweet yogurts, I lost weight fast. I am careful about eating too much yogurt.”

6. Eat smaller portions

“European food portions are half the size of what a person consumes in the USA. I don’t believe in large portions. People should eat slowly and cut portions in half. I don’t believe in depriving yourself of anything you love either. If you crave chocolate have a small piece to get it out of your system. I go on the scale everyday of my life, if I’m two pounds heavier, it means I have to eat less food.” Jean says.

7. Eat arugula

Jean makes sure to include plenty of bitter greens in her diet including kale and arugula which she says reduces cravings for sweets.

8. Drink the right kind of water

Jean is an advocate for drinking plenty of water, but bottled and filtered water only. “There is a lot of chlorine in tap water and a direct connection between high chlorine content and cancer. My mother and grandmother had breast cancer.” It obviously makes sense to drink clean filtered water without a high amount of chemicals.

9. Make your own fresh juice

Rather than buying juice, Jean makes her own at home using the Breville machine. Juice purchased in the store often has large amounts of added sugar and preservatives. “This morning I juiced one orange and two organic carrots. And the juice machine is so strong it only takes 2 minutes.

10. Buy ALL organic fruits and vegetables.

Jean buys organic produce. Yes, it’s an investment as obviously organic foods cost more than conventional foods, but it comes without all the pesticides and those just aren’t good for our health.

11. Enjoy wine

Jean enjoys a little glass of red wine each night.

12. Use a good sunscreen

Jean explains how a strong sunblock is important. “I suggest using a more natural based sunscreen that doesn’t have copious amounts of chemicals; we don’t need that on our skin. I want to save my skin and want others to do the same.” And Jean rarely goes in the sun at all. She has maintained this discipline since she was in her 20’s It has helped her keep her skin looking clear and wrinkle free.

13. Less is more

“I recommend less is more. I straighten my hair once per year, and try to make it last. My hair is very healthy and I want to keep it that way. For the skin, you can never apply too much moisturizer unless you have a tendency to break out. Use natural products. Products do not have to be expensive. They just needs to nourish the skin. Put cream on both your body and face before bed.

14. Workout your body

“I go to a one-hour workout class 5-6 times per week to keep my body toned. Exercise is very important not just physically but also emotionally. Working out with light weights are good for toning. Heavy weights may cause you to bulk up. I don’t believe in very difficult exercise regimes. . I stretch, I do aerobics and balance it all with light weigh training. If you want to live a long life you have to have a limber and stretched body.” Jean can still do splits!

15. Get enough sleep.

Jean says it’s extremely important to get 7-8 hours of sleep at an absolute minimum. “When I get less I’m not as happy. I believe in working hard. I am on the board of 8 charities. This requires hard work. If I am well rested the work becomes easier. If I have an opportunity to take a nap, I’ll do it.”

16. Get plenty of good clean air

“It’s important to be in good clean air. Open the windows. If you live in a large city and are worried about pollution, open the windows at night when there is less traffic. I use a humidifier in the winter. Fortunately, I have the opportunity to leave NYC on certain weekends and go to the Hamptons. Central Park is also packed with fresh oxygen from all the trees.”

Friday, October 06, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Verna Eggleston With Hon. Jonathan Lippman

New York, NY – Philanthropist and New York Women’s Foundation board member Jean Shafiroff served as co-chair for this year’s New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) Fall Gala, which was held at The Plaza Hotel. The NYWF honored four leaders from the fields of philanthropy, health, and criminal justice. The honorees, Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., Dr. Angela Diaz, Verna Eggleston, and Hon. Jonathan Lippman, have exceled in their respective fields and by doing so, have dedicated themselves to making New York City and the nation a better place for women and families.

Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Ana Oliveira

Chele Farley And Rebecca Seawright

Mrs. Shafiroff, one of the city’s foremost philanthropists and humanitarians, has served on the board of the NYWF since 2012. She also hosts an annual luncheon in honor of the organization at Le Cirque each September, which is attended by New York’s notables from the worlds of business, nonprofits and philanthropy.

Emmett D. Carson

Poppy Harlow
The Fall Gala was attended by approximately 300 guests and began with cocktails, followed by dinner and the evening’s program. CNN newsroom co-anchor Poppy Harlow served as Master of Ceremonies. Grantee partner LaDreamMa McMoore, a member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners at the Correctional Association of New York, spoke about her experience as an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence and the education and leadership training that she received from the Correctional Association, supported by the NYWF. Opera Collective, a group of singers seeking to make opera more accessible by performing in New York City subway stations, provided the evening’s entertainment.

About The New York Women’s Foundation:

The New York Women’s Foundation is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a voice for women and a force for change. The Foundation identifies innovative organizations that are effecting change in the communities they serve for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families toward long-term economic security through individual transformation and systemic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents. NYWF funds programs that promote economic security and justice, anti-violence and safety; and health, sexual rights and reproductive justice for women and girls in New York City.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff Dazzles NYC

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff stunned in selections from her extensive couture ball gown collection during New York City gala season.

Mrs. Shafiroff, who sits on the board of eight charitable organizations and is a presence in New York’s philanthropic community, began gala season at the New York Philharmonic 106 All-Stars: Opening Gala Concert of New York's Orchestra on September 19, 2017, where she graced the red carpet in a blush pink Victor de Souza ball gown with black trim and matching black opera-length gloves. This was followed by an appearance at The Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala on September 25, 2017, where Mrs. Shafiroff wowed in a tendril embroidered silk faille Oscar de la Renta gown. Finally, during the New York City Ballet Annual Fall Gala, held September 28, 2017, Mrs. Shafiroff donned another gown—this one in a bold pinkish-purple hue with hand-embroidered detailing—by Mr. de Souza.

Mrs. Shafiroff hopes to one day donate her collection of couture gowns to a museum, or to auction them for charity. Her exquisite taste and daring choices make her an exclusive and expert source on couture fashion and red carpet apperances. Learn more about Mrs. Shafiroff, her fashion, and her philanthropic accomplishments below.

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.

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Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available in selected bookstores.
978-1-57826-617-3, $15.00 hardcover | 978-1-57826-618-0, $9.99 e-book
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