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Sunday, January 29, 2017

JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF HOST MISSION SOCIETY

Martin Shafiroff And Jean Shafiroff



Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff brought together several dozen supporters of the New York City Mission Society to begin planning for the annual Champions for Children Gala. Jean Shafiroff will again chair the benefit, which will be held on April 5 at the Mandarin Hotel.



“I am proud to once again chair the annual benefit for this worthy organization, because the New York City Mission Society makes a real - and lasting - difference in the lives of so many New Yorkers. Tonight, we are not just throwing a party; we are helping children,” Gala Chair Jean Shafiroff said.



Added Mission Society President Elsie McCabe Thompson, “Through robust programs, events, and services, the Mission Society is leveling the playing field for New Yorkers who live in some of our city’s poorest neighborhoods. It’s important to step up, and use our hands and hearts to change lives for the better.”



The benefit will support the Mission Society’s programs and services that help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success.



The Gala will be held at the Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle in Manhattan, starting with cocktails at 6:30 PM followed by dinner and a program, music and dance. The evening’s honorees and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. More details about the event and sponsorship opportunities are available HERE.

Flo Anthony And Helen Shelton



The event at the Shafiroff’s home brought together longtime and new supports of the nonprofit. In addition to Jean and Martin Shafiroff and Elsie McCabe Thompson, attendees included: Stan Rumbough (Board Member); Kenita Lloyd (SVP of Development & External Affairs); Geoffrey Bradfield; Randi Schatz; Lady Liliana Cavendish; Countess Isabel Rattazzi; Alex Donner; Flo Anthony; Victor dE Souza; Helen Shelton; Cole Rumbough; Lee Fryd; Catherine Petree; Natalie Ross; Patricia Shiah; Sophia Bishop; Elaine Bernanke Appelle and Jerry Bonura.



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 13,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events. Learn more at www.nycmissionsociety.org.



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Friday, April 15, 2016

THE NEW YORK CITY MISSION SOCIETY ANNUAL GALA

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Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Served as 2016 Gala Chair for Second Year; Dr. Rudolph F. Crew Delivered Keynote Address


Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff With Bill Thompson, Michelle Paige Paterson And David Paterson



Victor de Souza With Tanja Dreiding Wallace



Cole Rumbough With Dad Stanley Rumbough



New York, N.Y. – The New York City Mission Society honored Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) Founder and Artistic Director and multiple Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill at its annual Champions for Children Gala on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.



Led by Jean Shafiroff, this year’s Gala committee included: Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller, Colbert Narcisse, and Katrina and Don Peebles as Honorary Chairs; Peggy and John Bader, Missy Kilroy and John Moorhead, Leah and Stan Rumbough, and, Yemi and Patrick Vatel (Committee Members); and, Brooke Laing (Auction Chair).



The benefit supported the Mission Society’s programs and services that help youth and families in our city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. Medgar Evers College/CUNY President Rudolph F. Crew, who previously served as New York City Schools Chancellor, delivered the keynote address at the event, and was introduced by former New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr.



The Gala was held at the Mandarin Oriental, and attendees included former New York State Governor David Paterson, Cole Rumbough, and Fox News Channel Reporter Harris Faulkner. WABC-TV Anchor Bill Ritter served as emcee, and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble performed. During the evening, the Fat Afro Latin Cats performed.

Randi Schatz With Lee Fryd And Katrina Peebles


“The Mission Society is all about creating partnerships to improve lives,” said Gala Chair Jean Shafiroff. “It is a recognition that none of us can accomplish this alone, but together we can give back and create monumental change. I am proud to partner with the Mission Society.”



“I am grateful that tonight, you chose to support the New York City Mission Society,” Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the New York City Mission Society, told the audience of several hundred. “Now more than ever, it is important for all of us to not only make an effort, but a longstanding commitment. With over one million nonprofit organizations in the United States, we know that by joining forces, we can exponentially increase the creativity, compassion and commitment needed to bring about meaningful change in the lives of those we serve each day.”

Arturo O’Farrill received the two-century-old nonprofit’s Visionary Partner Award. Last year, ALJA partnered with the Mission Society to launch GRIOT (Global Rhythms in Our Tribe), an educational program that provides free musical instruction to youth in Harlem and surrounding areas.



With a focus in academic enrichment, GRIOT is rooted in a multi-cultural focus on global rhythms of the African Diaspora, providing approximately 60 middle and high school students with an understanding 
of foundational musical concepts, proficiency and skill on an instrument, reinforcement of critical science, technology, engineering and math skills, as well as opportunities for solo and ensemble performances.



A pianist and composer, O’Farrill founded ALJA in 2007, endeavoring to develop new audiences for big band Latin jazz and create a robust educational program for young performers. ALJA is dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure.



With the support of a group of prominent leaders from the worlds of jazz and Latin culture, O’Farrill launched ALJA to serve as a non-profit organization that could advance both the performance and educational aspects of this uniquely Pan-American art form. ALJA’s programs serve schoolchildren throughout New York City, and since inception ALJA has presented more than 45 concerts showcasing the full range of Afro Latin jazz from all over the world.



O’Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. His debut album with the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a first Grammy Award nomination in 2006. His next album Song for Chico, earned a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2009. The 2015 release of The Offense of the Drum was yet another Grammy Award winner. Arturo was, in addition, the winner of the Latin Jazz USA Outstanding Achievement Award, and a Cubadisco Award for The Offense of the Drum in 2015. His newest album release, Cuba: The Conversation Continues (Motéma), was nominated for two Grammys this year and won one Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition.



About 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, restorative justice, cultural enrichment, and workforce development programs make a positive, long-term impact on youth in the City’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement, combating violence, and providing career opportunities. Each year, we serve more than 18,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events. Learn more at http://www.nycmissionsociety.org.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

THE NEW YORK POPS 32ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION GALA

Rachel York



Kate Burton And Victor Garber



Kate Burton, Rachel York and Victor Garber were photographed at The New York Pops 32nd Birthday Gala at The Mandarin Oriental in New York City the other night.



Sunday, April 05, 2015

NYC MISSION SOCIETY RAISES SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND

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Champions For Children Gala

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Jean Shafiroff



Bill Ritter



Sharon Bush



Shannon Hale With Flo Anthony And Dr Penny Grant



Joshua Morgan And Jumaane Williams



Jean And Martin Shafiroff



Barbara Kierson And Frances Kerson



Jean Shafiroff And Mayor David Dinkins



Joy Marks
New York, N.Y. – The NYC Mission Society raised nearly $600,000 at its annual Champions for Children gala on April 1st. The benefit supported the Mission Society’s programs and services that help youth and families in our city’s most under-served communities to break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. “Our mission is clear: keep fighting for those in need. For more than two centuries the NYC Mission Society has been on the front-lines of the war on poverty,” explains Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the NYC Mission Society. “This year, we held our benefit on a day known for practical jokes so we can trumpet our message that fighting poverty is no laughing matter. Too many children and families in our city and country are in desperate need of help to overcome poverty. We at the NYC Mission Society take this need seriously, and vow to continue leading the fight to create new opportunities and improve lives.”



This year, the NYC Mission Society honored two Champions for Children: Colbert Narcisse, Managing Director and Global Head of Alternative Investments, Morgan Stanley; and, Hollis Russell, Partner, Ackerman, Levine, Cullen, Brickman & Limmer, LLP.



"We were thrilled to honor these two extraordinary individuals whose philanthropic efforts have made a significant impact on the lives of so many," said gala Chair Jean Shafiroff. "We are deeply indebted to all those who have given countless hours and endless energy to planning this gala, because in the end, we all recognize the need for more people to step forward to combat poverty.”


Rosemary Ponzo



Allison Ecung
The gala was held at the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle, starting with cocktails at 6:00 PM followed by the awards ceremony and dinner at 7:00 PM. This year's Master of Ceremonies was Bill Ritter, anchor at WABC-TV and 20/20 correspondent. The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, an ensemble of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, provided the entertainment. Grammy Award-winner Arturo O'Farrill, founder of ALJA, attended the gala. Gala committee co-chairs included Peggy and John Bader, Carolyn and Lloyd W. Brown, II, and John U. Moorhead. Honorary gala chairs were Stanley H. Rumbough and Fiona and Stan Druckenmiller. Brooke Laing, co-founder of the NYC Mission Society's Junior Society, was this year's auction chair. Members of the benefit committee included: Flo Anthony, Sharon Bush, Suzette Charles, Penny Grant, Shannon Hales, Ambassador Mary Ourisman & Mandell Ourisman and Christine Schott & George Ledes. The corporate chair was Barclays.


Ruben Diaz Jr With Bill Thompson



Gala attendees included: former Mayor David Dinkins, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams, David Banks, Erik Bottcher, Geoffrey Bradfield, Valentino Carlotti, Natasha Das, former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer, Joseph Fichera, Priscila Hall, Brooke Laing, Gregory Mays, Scott Nammacher, Amelia Ogunlisi, James Peterson, Cole Rumbough, Derek Steinhiser, Elinor Tatum, Sheena Wright, B. Michael, Marc Anthony, and Victor De Souza.



About New York City Mission Society



The NYC Mission Society has been on the front-lines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today, our progressive portfolio of educational, restorative justice, cultural enrichment, and workforce development programs make a positive, long-term impact on youth in the City’s most unde-rserved communities by promoting academic achievement, combating violence, and providing career opportunities. Each year, we serve more than 13,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events. Learn more at http://www.nycmissionsociety.org.