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Sunday, July 08, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF CO-CHAIRS HAMPTON'S HEART BALL

Jean Shafiroff  @ Hampton's Heart Ball



Long Island, New York - The American Heart Association’s Hamptons Heart Ball was a huge success on Saturday night June 23rd. The rain held off, but the festivities did not. The 22nd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball was held at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton and was attended by 400 people raising over $700,000 to benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association.

Jean And Martin Shafiroff


Randi Schatz And Barbara Poliwoda



The event honored Audrey & Martin Gruss, of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation and Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, Department Chair of Vascular Surgery at Stony Brook and Director of the Heart and Stroke Center at Southampton Hospital. The Ball was Co-Chaired by Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist and Author and Chuck Simonton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Abbott. Entertaining the guests was Master of Ceremonies Greg Kelly.

Jean Shafiroff And Tracy Stern


Margo And John Catsimatidis



Leah Fryd
Also, in attendance was Bob Chaloner, NY Congresswoman Rebecca Seawright, Meredith Cohen, Dottie Herman, Lauren Witkoff, Dr. Jeff Moses, Robert Zimmerman, Dr. Larry Chinitz, John & Terry Tortorella, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Maria and Ken Fishel, Missy Hargraves, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Anka Palitz, Larry Kaiser, Mayor Michael Irving and wife Ellen, Lauren and Bob Roberts, Lilliana Cavendish, Pamela O’Connor and John and Margo Catsimatidis.
To get involved in next year’s event, please contact Barbara Poliwoda at (631) 734-2804, Barbara.poliwoda@heart.org or visit http://hamptonsheartball.heart.org



The American Heart Association would like to thank local media sponsors, Hamptons Magazine, Dan’s Papers, Hamptons.com & Avenue on the Beach Magazine.



About the American Heart Association



The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org


Photos Courtesy Of: Lenny Stucker Photography 2018 / lennystucker.com / Rob Rich / Society Allure

Friday, July 06, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL FETE

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HAMPTONS IN FULL SWING

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff



Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail reception on Saturday June 30, 2018 to kick off Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 60th Annual Summer Party.


Jane Scher & Alex Donner
Summer Party Honorees John Catsimatidis and Bruce Mosler, Junior Chair Caitlin Diebold O’Connell, and Hospital team Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer, Steve Bernstein, Chief Development Officer, and Ken Wright, Chairman of Southampton Hospital Association, helped greet friends and supporters including U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Greg Kelly and his wife Judith Grey, and Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and his wife Ellen Irving.


Jean Shafiroff With Carolyn Maloney And Rebecca Seawright


John Catsimatidis With Margo Catsimatidis



Jean Shafiroff is known for her leadership in raising money for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 she served as the Summer Party Event Chair, which collectively raised more than five million dollars. Midway through the celebration Jean described how passionate she is about the Hospital. She introduced Ken Wright who spoke before Bob Chaloner and finally Dr. Darin Wiggins.

Missy Hargraves



Wendy & Bruce Mosler With Jean Shafiroff & Bob Chaloner



The celebration was held at the new Southampton waterfront home of the Shafiroffs, and attendees including last year’s Summer Party honorees Marigay McKee and Bill Ford, Lady Liliana and Lord William Cavendish, Melanie and John Wambold, Missy Hargrove, Randi Schatz, Laura and Jim Freidman, Byron Wien, Dr. William Gibbs, and Dr. Apostolos Tassiopoulos and his wife Yianna Tassiopoulos, Jane Scher and Dr. Gary Rombough, and Barbara and Richard Solomon mingled and enjoyed canapes while listening to music performed by Alex Donner.

Ellen Irving And Michael Irving


Steven Karpf With Barbara Karpf



The 60th Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday, August 4th between 6:30pm and 11pm under the air-conditioned tents at the corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Road in Southampton.



The evening will benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, which is the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually. The tents will be completely transformed by the imagination and creativity of Lawrence Scott Events who will also provide an elegant catered dinner. Music will be by Groove Society. Guests will have access to an array of fabulous silent auction items, and a raffle with a $25,000 cash prize. Table sponsorships begin at $7,500 and tickets are $500 per person.

Randi Schatz With Lauren Day Roberts & Lucia Hwong Gordon



Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is recognized by the NYS Department of Health as a provisional Level III adult trauma center, the first one on Long Island’s East End. This designation enables the Hospital to provide care to the most critically injured patients. During the summer season when the regional population swells, it is even more critically important that trauma care be accessible close by. Faster treatment for trauma patients can mean the difference between life and death, so support for this essential service is vital



About Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of the book, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give. Jean 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 underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF STUNNING @ HAMPTONS HEART BALL

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HIGH SOCIETY WITH A HEART

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff


Jean Shafiroff With Greg Kelly



The Hamptons Heart Ball was a huge success on Saturday night June 23rd . The rain held off but the festivities did not. The American Heart Association’s 22nd Annual Hamptons Heart Ball was held at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton. The event was attended by 400 people and raised over $700,000 to benefit the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association..

Jean Shafiroff And John Catsimatidis



The event honored Audrey & Martin Gruss, of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation and Dr. Apostolos K. Tassiopoulos, Department Chair of Vascular Surgery at Stony Brook and Director of the Heart and Stroke Center at Southampton Hospital. The Ball was Co-Chaired by Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist and Author and Chuck Simonton, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Abbott. Entertaining the guests was Master of Ceremonies Greg Kelly.

Flo Anthony

Robert Zimmerman


Jean Shafiroff With Tracy Stern


Dr. Barry Latney With Lori Latney


East End Cardiology Group




Asia Lee & Kathy Munsch
Also in attendance was Bob Chaloner, NY Congresswoman Rebecca Seawright, Meredith Cohen, Dottie Herman, Lauren Witkoff, Dr. Jeff Moses, Robert Zimmerman, Dr. Larry Chinitz, John & Terry Tortorella, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Maria and Ken Fishel, Missy Hargraves, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Anka Palitz, Larry Kaiser, Mayor Michael Irving and wife Ellen,Lauren and Bob Roberts, Lilliana Cavendish, Pamela O’Connor and John and Margo Catsimatidis.


To get involved in next years event, please contact Barbara Poliwoda at (631) 734-2804, Barbara.poliwoda@heart.org or visit HERE.


The American Heart Association would like to thank local media sponsors, Hamptons Magazine, Dan’s Papers, Hamptons.com & Avenue on the Beach Magazine.

Jill & David Kandell


Jane Scher


Casey Dalene With Arlene Simonton And Lori Dalene



About the American Heart Association


The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org

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.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF STUNNING @ SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL

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THE HAMPTON'S

Photos By Rob Rich / Society Allure
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Jean Shafiroff



Benefit Chairs Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, Terrence McNally and Tom Kirdahy, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Robert Chaloner, and Southampton Hospital Foundation President Steve Bernstein welcomed 700 supporters to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 59th Annual Summer on Saturday, August 5th. The night raised more than $1.5 million to provide support for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually.

Jean & Martin Shafiroff With Carolyn Maloney & John Catsimatides




 Larry Scott
The festive evening was emceed by Fox 5 Good Day New York host Greg Kelly and brought out supporters including Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and wife Hilary Geary Ross, Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and wife Ellen Irving, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Margo and John Catsimatidis, Julie Ratner, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Chairman Howard M. Lorber, who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Foundation, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Association Chairman Kenneth Wright, and Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel Stanley.

Steve Bernstein With Wilbur Ross, Robert Zimmerman And Hillary Ross




The evening’s Honorary Chair was Georgina Bloomberg, and former event Chairs in attendance included Jean Fitzsimmons, Jean Shafiroff and husband Martin Shafiroff, and Audrey Gruss and husband Martin Gruss.

Jean Shafiroff And Victor De Souza



Lawrence Scott Events transformed the tent with lavish buffets decorated with delicate blooms and dramatic table centerpieces of white roses, while music from the Groove Society kept everyone dancing.

Steve Schutzer And Sara Herbert-Galloway



Julie Stone And Supervisor Jay Schniederman



After Mr. Kelly welcomed guests, he asked Mr. Chaloner to the stage, who revealed that after a decade of discussion, Southampton Hospital was officially a part of the Stony Brook Medicine health care system, which allows patients at the hospital access to significant resources and advanced technology. The collaboration includes a new cardiac catheterization laboratory, part of The Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center and the Phillips Family Cancer Center, which will make top-level cancer care more readily available to East End residents.

Southampton Mayor Michael Irving And Ellen Irving





Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is recognized by the NYS Department of Health as a provisional Level III adult trauma center, the first one on Long Island’s East End. This designation enables the Hospital to provide care to the most critically injured patients. During the summer season when the regional population swells, it is even more critically important that trauma care be accessible close by. Faster treatment for trauma patients can mean the difference between life and death, so support for this essential service is vital.



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




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

Barnes & Noble | Amazon

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

THE SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER FOUNDATION GALA

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Eighth Annual Unconditional Love

Photos By: Patrick McMullan & Rob Rich
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Jean Shafiroff & Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney



Beth Stern



Lindsey Spielfogel With Elizabeth Shafiroff & Katie McEntee




The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) held its Eighth Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 8th at a private waterfront residence on Gin Lane in Southampton. The event sold out for the eighth consecutive year.

John Catsimatidis & Dorothy Frankel


The Foundation’s Board of Directors, led by Board President Jonathan McCann, hosted this year’s event, which was themed around a whimsical walk in the park. The event honored SASF Co-Founder Sony Schotland and Honorary Board Member Jean Shafiroff, who has chaired the Gala for the previous five years. Philanthropist and author Mrs. Shafiroff has been instrumental in helping the shelter raise nearly $4 million, while Mrs. Schotland has dedicated more than 50 years to saving homeless pets, and was instrumental in making the Southampton Animal Shelter private, with a no-kill policy.

Jean Shafiroff With Chuck Scarborough


Rosalie Brindon & Cornelia Bregman



Howard Lorber & Susan Bordeaux
Master of ceremonies Chuck Scarborough welcomed more than 300 guests, including: Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Howard Lorber, John Catsimatidis, Beth Stern, Jill Rappaport, Jean Remmel Little, Deborah Hearst, Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and his wife Ellen, Leesa Rowland, Larry Wohl, former Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Martin Shafiroff, Sandra McConnell, Steve Bernstein, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, June Jaffee – Executive Director of the Muriel F. Siebert Foundation, State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and Julie Ratner. The event was also supported by Georgina Bloomberg, Anne Hearst and Beth Shak.

Jonathan McCann And Jill Rappaport

Martin Shafiroff With Marianne And Mark Epley




Event chairman Andrea & Alex Douzet, Missy Hargraves, Antonella Bertello, Marcy Warren, Ellen Ward Scarborough, Mollie Ruprecht Acquavella and Michael Katz were joined by Junior co-chairs Katie McEntee, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Kingsley Crawford, Pamela Suskind, Sarah Vacchino and Merritt Piro.



Guests enjoyed dinner by Pinch Food Design, while Chris Norton and his band provided music for the evening. The event’s corporate chairs included Allen & Company, Ferguson Cohen LLP and Stifel. With thanks to supporters including AM Southampton.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Jerry Rosenthal And Rosalie Brinton




Brigid Fitzgerald & Rene Schlather
This year’s Unconditional Love Gala exceeded its fundraising goal through donations, pet sponsorships and silent and live auctions, as led by Katie Jacobs. All proceeds go towards SASF's crucial initiatives, such as their low-cost spay/neuter mobile van granted by the ASPCA, efforts to rescue animals enslaved in puppy mills, and the daily care of the rescues within the shelter. Proceeds also benefit the shelter's programs that help special needs children, along with educating, mentoring and implementing SASF's "Playing for Life" program, which is currently in more than 40 shelters and recognized at major animal conferences throughout the U.S.



The mission of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is to provide for the welfare of homeless animals and find them loving homes. As the only open admissions animal welfare organization in the area, they are dedicated to promoting and nurturing the bond between people and animals through adoption, medical care, behavior training and education. Proceeds from the evening's event go to support the critical programs and services they offer that make them the leader in animal welfare and responsible pet ownership in the community.



About the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation:



Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the welfare of homeless pets in our community and, in turn, placing them in permanent caring homes. The SASF’s mission is to provide for the welfare of animals and to reduce the number of homeless pets. The Shelter’s goal is to promote and nourish the bond between people and animals through adoption, education and community outreach. SASF recently won an award as the finest shelter on Long Island and rated in the top 10% of the country for their live release rates. The Shelter leads the country with its "live release rate", which means that of all animals brought to the shelter, 94% are adopted into loving homes. SASF is an open intake shelter that welcomes stray pets regardless of age, breed, or health providing them with the finest care, food, training, and medical attention. No adoptable animal is left behind!



To learn more, please visit SASF’s website at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southamptonanimalshelter.