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Thursday, March 08, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF IS MASTER OF CEREMONIES @ NYJL

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NEW YORK JUNIOR LEAGUE WINTER BALL

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Master Of Ceremonies Jean Shafiroff



Wendy Wade With Nancy Houghton




Jeri Powell
Philanthropist and Author Jean Shafiroff Served as Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening at the 66th Annual New York Junior League Winter Ball at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The evening also featured an awards presentation by New York Junior League (NYJL) President Suzanne E. Manning, who presented the NYJL Outstanding Sustainer Award to Nancy Houghton and Wendy Wade, and the NYJL Outstanding Volunteer Award to Mary Catherine Burdine, Katie Cook, Nicole Ferrin, Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone, and Kim Essency Pillari. The Riviera Romance themed fundraiser raised more than $530,000 for NYJL Charitable Activities.

Jean Shafiroff With Jessica DeSantes, Jeri Powell And Ashley Ma



Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist, Author and 2018 Winter Ball Master of Ceremonies; Suzanne E. Manning, President, New York Junior League; Kim Essency Pillari; Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone; Nicole Ferrin; Katie Cook; Mary Catherine Burdine; Wendy Wade; and Nancy Houghton.

Jean Shafiroff With Suzanne Manning


Natalie & Eric Ross With Dr. Penny Grant



Mary Catherine Burdine
The Winter Ball was attended by more than 600 guests. Proceeds help support the charitable works of the NYJL. The NYJL has been helping build a brighter tomorrow for children and families in New York City since 1901. Today, the NYJL is more than 2,800 volunteers strong and provides more than 250,000 hours of service to the community each year. The NYJL seeks to strengthen the health and well-being of the children and families of New York through five distinct program areas—Adult Education & Mentoring, Child Health & Welfare, Children’s Education, City Impact, and Culture & the Arts.



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 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 Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays, and is 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, Hello, Hola, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, Huffington Post, among others.



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.