Showing posts with label MARTIN SHAFIROFF. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 25, 2018

JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF HOST 'THE JANUARY BLUES'

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TOASTS THE SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff


Jean And Martin Shafiroff




Philanthropists Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a cocktail soiree for over 100 guests themed, BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES, that toasted The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) at their Park Avenue home.



Jean Shafiroff greeted guests including Geoffrey Bradfield, Rachel Atcheson, Community Liaison Officer – Animal Welfare, Office of the Mayor of New York City, Erik Bottcher and JD Thompson, Craig Dix, Irene Michaels, and designers Zang Toi and Victor de Souza, who all donned blue attire to support the events theme and match Jean who was dressed in a vinyl blue two-piece outfit by Courrèges before changing into a gown designed by Caroline Elenowitz. All guests enjoyed champagne and hors d'oeuvres catered by Cornelia Guest. 

Victor de Sousa And Ann Rapp



Jean Shafiroff & Zang Toi
Midway through the event, SASF Honorary Board Member Jean Shafiroff, SASF Board President Clifton Knight and SASF Executive Director Jerry Rosenthal thanked guests for attending, and for their continued commitment to the Shelter. Knight thanked Martin and Jean Shafiroff, stating, "Jean has been like a Joan of Arc for our Shelter. Without her support we would not be operating." He then said that, "as a result of the training work, we are able to do our adoption rate is up to 98%. This is unsurpassed by any shelter on the East End. We take in all animals, no matter the condition - all the orphans and all the tough cases, and our adoption rate is through the roof." Shafiroff has chaired the shelter's annual summer Unconditional Love Gala the past five years and has raised over $4-million for the Foundation. Jean Shafiroff is on the Honorary Board and was the Honoree of the 2017 Unconditional Love Gala. “Everything in philanthropy is a group effort," said Jean. "Nothing happens in a vacuum. We all work together and without collective support, volunteers, love, and adoptions, the success of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation wouldn’t be possible.

Mitchell Modell And Ray Bouderau



Mitch Modell, CEO, Modell's Sporting Good then started a surprise live auction on a priceless package for two people to travel with the Brooklyn Nets on the team plane, stay at the team hotel and then return to New York with the team after having watched the game from premium seating. The winner was Ray Bouderau who bid $10,000 for the experience, which will be donated to the Shelter. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's Ninth Annual Unconditional Love Gala will be held on July 21st, 2018. For more information, please visit the Foundations website at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com

Lucia Hwong Gordon With Flo Anthony




Additional supporters included, Flo Anthony, Edgar Batista, Ray Boderau, Nina Burleigh, Darold Cuba, Craig Dix, Scott Elkins, Joseph Fichera, Renee Schlather, Montgomery Frazier, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Larry Kaiser, Roy Kean, Steven Knoble, Robert Lohman, Jennifer Miller, Nicole Noonan, Barbara and Ken Poliwoda, Ann Rapp, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Jerry Rosenthal, Natalie Ross, Randi Schatz, Patricia Shiah, and Felicia Taylor.



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.

Monday, October 02, 2017

GLAMOROUS JEAN SHAFIROFF @ METROPOLITAN OPERA

Jean Shafiroff In Oscar de la Renta




Glamorous philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was stunning at the 2017 Metropolitan Opera Gala recently at Lincoln Center.



Jean Shafiroff made a striking entrance on the red carpet at this year's Metropolitan Opera Gala. Ms. Shafiroff wore a voluminous hand sequined Oscar de la Renta gown that was a huge favorite with the crowd.

Jean And Martin Shafiroff



This year's Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala featured the opera NORMA staring opera singer Sondra Radvanovsky. The evening performance and dinner raised $4.3 million. NORMA received rave reviews from its audience. For opera schedules and more information go to www.metopera.org



Photos By: Sylvain Gaboury / Patrick McMullan And Lieba Nesis

Thursday, August 31, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF & SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER FETE

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INSIDE THE HAMPTON'S

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Jean Shafiroff With Cyril Who Is Up For Adoption



Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff



Victoria Elenowitz &  Jacques Azoulay
Southampton, NY – The community came together for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation  for a Shop-a-thon in Southampton Village. Participating stores gave percentages of the sales to support the community shelter, the Southampton Animal Shelter. Philanthropist, Jean Shafiroff, hosted a book signing Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give at J. McLaughlin where she donated 100% of the book sales for the day to the shelter. Shelter dogs like Bernie and Cyril were walking the town looking for their forever families. The Southampton Animal Shelter would like to thank everyone for their support!


Tracy Stern And Jerry Turco




The following stores gave their support: Vineyard Vines, Cashmere Emporium, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Boujarn Rugs, Kendra Scott, J. McLaughlin, Jill Lynn and Co, Little Lucy’s, Trish McEvoy, Therapy Life & Style, Second Nature Markets, Sea Green Designs and Juja Active. Raffle items from: Christopher Fischer, Corwin’s Jeweler, Juice Press, Second Nature Markets, Sisal Wholesale Rug Store, Tamara Comolli and Twist.

Michel Witmer And Regine Traulsen




Attendees included:  Jean Shafiroff, Jerry Rosenthal, Martin Shafiroff, Jacques Azoulay, Katie McEntee, James Marzigliano, Greg D’elia, Michel Witmer, Brigid Fitzgerald, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Rya Knight, Tracy Stern, Randy Levine Miller, Regina Traulsen, Amanda Holmen, Caitlyn Anderson, Victoria Elenowitz, and Sydney Sadick.



"As the community resource for responsible pet ownership, the Southampton Animal Shelter relies on the generous support from the community to support our programs and services. We are grateful to the stores who joined us for what will be the first of many Shop-a-thons in the future.” – Jerry Rosenthal SASF Executive Director



“Southampton Animal Shelter is ranked among the top 10% of Shelters in the United States and it is a no kill Shelter. I think we are all proud to be affiliated with this very special place where Volunteers and Staff do everything possible to care for and train the animals to be loving members of households.” -Jean Shafiroff



Join SASF on Saturday, September 9th for the annual Benefit at the Boardy Barn! Tickets are available online or at the door!



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 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. To learn more, please visit SASF’s website at www.southamptonanimalshelter.com




Thursday, June 15, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF CHAIRS HAMPTONS HEART BALL

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THE HAMPTONS

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Jean Shafiroff



Southampton Long Island, NY –– Philanthropist, author, former honoree, and ‘Open Your Heart’ co-chair Jean Shafiroff, along with her husband Martin Shafiroff celebrated the American Heart Association’s 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. The gala took place this past Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY where more than 400 guests and well-wishers demonstrated their commitment to heart health and the work of this important Association.

Jean And Martin Shafiroff


Dr. Aubrey Galloway & Elaine Hammond




The over 400 attendees for the American Heart Association’s 21st Annual; Hamptons Heart Ball enjoyed an evening of great food, drinks, speeches and charity. Guests were thrilled by the events new location this year. The Southampton Arts Center was host to the event and did not disappoint. The American Heart Association, once again proved that theirs was the party to be at on Saturday, June 10th raising funds to help in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Mark And Marianne Epley


Barry Altman & Marcia Altman



Lori Mosca, And Ralph Mosca




Victor dE Souza & Mark Masone
This year, the Heart Ball honored Lori Mosca, MD Professor of Medicine Emerita and Director American Heart Association Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network at Columbia University Medical Center and Ralph S. Mosca, M.D., George E. Reed, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs, Division Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital Of New York, NYU Langone Medical Center. The Village of Southampton was also recognized for being a Heart Safe community. The 2017 Hamptons Heart Ball was chaired by George Benedict, Chair Emeritus of the Board of Seafield Center and Aubrey C. Galloway, M.D., Seymour Cohn Professor & Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center. This year’s Open Your Heart was chaired by Jean Shafiroff who assisted in numerous Kick-Off parties and securing donations for the American Heart Association.



Notable attendees included: Lori Stokes, Co-Anchor of ABC Eyewitness News who served as Master of Ceremonies. Also in attendance were LI Board Member Meredith Cohn, Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Arnie and Paola Rosenshein, Ava Roosevelt, Ann Liguori, David and Jill Kandell, Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt, Tracy Stern, Nicole Noonan, Randi Schatz, Barry and Marsha Altman, Dean and Maria Elana Christiansen, Jon and Joan Gruen and John and Terry Tortorella.



In addition to honoring Dr. Lori Mosca and Dr. Ralph S. Mosca, the Hamptons Heart Ball recognized The Village of Southampton for being a Heart Safe community.




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



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 or call any of our offices around the country.



The Hamptons Heart Ball, is a fun and elegant event focused on raising funds for the mission of the American Heart Association. Friends and colleagues from NYC, Long Island and the Hamptons enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Hamptons while eating delicious heart healthy foods catered by Elegant Affairs, drinking delightful wines and having fun dancing to the music of That 70’s Band all night long.



For more information, please visit http://hamptonsheartball.heart.org


Friday, June 02, 2017

SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER'S "TASTE OF WINE"

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THE HAMPTONS

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff With Chuck & Ellen Scarborough



Jean Shafiroff With Jonathan McCann


Mayor Mark And Marianne Epley




The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) hosted their fourth annual "A Taste of Wine" kicking off their Eighth Annual Unconditional Love Gala being held on July 8th, 2017.



Held at the Southampton Historical Museum, the event was hosted by Board President Jonathan McCann and Honorary Chair Jean Shafiroff – one of this year’s Gala honorees. The duo welcomed guests including Southampton's Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, and Ellen and Chuck Scarborough to enjoy a variety of wines courtesy of Bottle Hampton, Martha Clara Vineyards, Herbert and Rist, Raphael Vineyards and Fiol Prosecco.

Cliff Knight With Raya Knight And Martin Shafiroff




Guests were provided with tasting stations loaded with vegetarian appetizers from Schmidt Bros Produce to enjoy while they listened to the sounds of Certain Moves Trio, and played with the adoptable cats and dogs. A litter of kittens and three Chihuahua siblings Bruiser, Buster and Annie who were looking for their forever families, received a lot of attention from various guests.

Victor De Souza





Midway through the event Jonathan McCann thanked attendees for coming saying, “Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation relies solely upon donations from the public. The wellbeing of our homeless animals is the result of your generosity and support.” He stressed, “the need to find homes for the ‘long term’ dogs who are just as capable of offering unconditional love as the puppies that you are meeting today.”


Thursday, May 25, 2017

SHAFIROFF'S HOST AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

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Kick Off Party for the

21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball 2017

Photos By: Anne Watt And Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Sharon Bush With Tomaczek Bednarek



Geoffrey Bradford And Frederic Wasserman




Philanthropist, author, former honoree, and co-chair of the upcoming gala Jean Shafiroff, along with her husband Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail party in support of the American Heart Association’s 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. The kickoff event was held at the Shafiroff’s stylish New York City residence where more than 100 guests and well-wishers gathered for cocktails, showing their commitment to heart health and the work of the Association. The upcoming gala will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Southampton Arts Center in Southampton, NY.

Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff






Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Geoffrey Bradfield, Barbara Poliwoda, Drs. Ralph and Lori Mosca, Sharon Bush, Ava Roosevelt, Margo Langenberg, Tas and Amir Dossal, Randi Schatz, Maggie Norris, Chiu-Ti Jensen, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Victor dE Souza, Catherine Sabino, Natalie Ross and Ray Bouderau.



Ava Roosevelt With Jean Shafiroff & Margo Langenberg





Maggie Norris
At the event, Jean Shafiroff thanked the American Heart Association for the good work they do to improve and educate the public on cardiac care. She also spoke about the upcoming 21st Annual Hamptons Heart Ball. Then a few words on the important work of the American Heart Association were spoken by Hamptons Heart Ball honoree Dr. Lori Mosca. Dr. Mosca spoke about how her career started with a grant given by the American Heart Association and how she and her team are currently working on a research grant given by the American Heart Association on women, heart disease and sleep. Dr. Ralph Mosca, also being honored, spoke about how his operations on babies are different from 20 years ago because of science supported by the American Heart Association. Barbara Poliwoda, Regional Director of the American Heart Association thanked the guests for attending and suggested they all come to the Hamptons Heart Ball.



In addition to honoring Dr. Lori Mosca and Dr. Ralph S. Mosca, the Hamptons Heart Ball will recognize The Village of Southampton for being a Heart Safe community.



The Hamptons Heart Ball (June 10, 2017) will be a fun and elegant event focused on raising funds for the mission of the American Heart Association. Friends and colleagues from NYC, Long Island and the Hamptons will enjoy the beautiful setting of the Hamptons while eating delicious heart healthy foods, drinking delightful local wines and having fun with the music and dancing. The evening will feature live music by That 70’s Band, cocktail hour, a seated dinner catered by Elegant Affairs as well as a live & silent auction will also highlight the night. Also new this year will be the “Crash the Ball After Party” which will take place from 9:30pm to 12:30pm.



The Ball will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 12:30p.m. Tickets are $600. After party will begin at 9:30pm and tickets are $200. For more information visit http://hamptonsheartball.heart.org 

Saturday, March 04, 2017

NYC MISSION SOCIETY FETE @ JEAN SHAFIROFF'S

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ON PARK AVENUE

Photographs By: Owen Hoffman/ Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff With Elsie McCabe Thompson, Don Peebles & Katrina Peebles




New York, N.Y. – Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff hosted a reception on Tuesday to announce the honorees at the New York City Mission Society’s annual Champions for Children Gala on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental NY. This year’s honorees are legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll, entrepreneur Don Peebles, and three lifetime members of the Mission Society’s Board of Directors: actress and philanthropist Dina Merrill Hartley, whose family has supported the Mission Society for four generations; Lloyd W. Brown, II; and, LTC Francis W. Kairson, Jr. (Ret).



WABC News Anchor Bill Ritter, a longtime supporter of the Mission Society, will emcee the event. Performing that evening will be Kathy Sledge, the legendary voice of Sister Sledge, acclaimed singer Alex Donner and his Orchestra, and students enrolled in the Mission Society’s free after school music education program, GRIOT.

Jean Shafiroff With Flo Anthony





Co-chaired by Mission Society’s board members Jean Shafiroff (Gala Chair for the previous two years, and a former Mission Society Gala honoree) and Katrina Peebles, 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 a 7:30 PM dinner and program, music and dance. To purchase tickets to the event and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit HERE.



Attending the party were: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Elsie McCabe Thompson, Kenita Lloyd, Katrina and Don Peebles, Jay Morehead, Peggy and John Bader, Stan and Leah Rumbough, Geoffrey Bradfield, Edward Cox, Michael and Barbara Gross, Randi Schatz, Larry Milstein, B. Michael and Mark Anthony, Alex Donner, Helen Shelton , Craig Dix, Larry Kaiser, Flo Anthony, Angela Chen, Suzette Charles, Maggie Norris, Frederick Anderson, Amanda Bowman , Natalie Ross, William Allen, Victor dE Souza and Maggie Norris.

Eric Botcher With Jean Shafiroff & JD Thompson



Henry De La Paz & Maggie Norris
In addition to Gala Co-Chairs Jean Shafiroff and Katrina Peebles, this year’s Gala Committee includes: Tommie Pegues (Gala Vice Chair); Peggy and John Bader; and Leah and Stanley Rumbough. Benefit Committee Members are: Alston & Bird, LLP; American Securities Foundation; Flo Anthony; Elaine Bernake Appelle; Kim Bingham; Sophia Bishop; Jerry Bonura; Geoffrey Bradfield; Henry Buhl; Victor dE Souza; Lee Fryd; Penny Grant; Jo’Vion (J.D.) Greer; Shannon Hales; Michelle Herbert; Missy Kilroy & Jay Moorhead; Barbara and Francis Kairson, Jr.; Margo Langenberg; Brian Monroe; Riki Kane Larimer; Dustin Lujan; Lauren & James Peterson; Kim Renk & Greg Dyer; Natalie S. Ross; Helen Shelton; and, Brooke and Derek Steinhiser.



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 http://www.nycmissionsociety.org.

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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

PALM BEACH COCKTAILS FOR SOUTHAMPTON SHELTER

Jean Shafiroff And Kim Dryer



Robert Kiger With Kim Renk And Martin Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff With Cathy Deumler And Kim Renk




Jean Shafiroff, Kim Renk , Cathy Duemler and Badgley Mischka hosted cocktails for Southampton Animal Shelter recently at the Sequin Boutique on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Approximately 100 people attended the party to toast Southampton Animal Shelter and their animal rescue efforts. A percentage of the evenings sales proceeds were donated to the Shelter. This summer philanthropist Jean Shafiroff will chair the Southampton Animal Shelter Gala which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 17, 2016 Southampton, New York.


About Southampton Animal Shelter 


Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the welfare of homeless pets in the Hamptons and, in turn, placing them in permanent caring homes. SASF has been called one of the most progressive shelters in the country, having recently won an award as the finest shelter on Long Island and ranked in the top 10% of the best rated shelters in the U.S. In addition, the Shelter leads the country with its "live release rate", which means that of all dogs and cats 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!


EXTRA NOTE -- we love Southampton Animal Shelter, we got our puppy there and he is the best thing in our lives. Visit their website to learn more

Saturday, February 27, 2016

NEW YORK'S POWER LUNCH IN PALM BEACH FLA

Jean Shafiroff With Sharon Bush,Anka Palitz, Martin
Shafiroff And Catherine Saxton



SIGHTINGS -- Jean Shafiroff and Sharon Bush were spotted in Palm Beach having lunch with Catherine Saxton, Anka Palitz and Martin Shafiroff. The power group were dining at The Brazilian Court.

Friday, February 26, 2016

MARTIN & JEAN SHAFIROFF HOST NYC MISSION SOCIETY

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ON PARK AVENUE

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Jean Shafiroff With Daisy And Bella



Jean Shafiroff With Katrina And Don Peebles



Deputy Borough President Aldrin Bonilla, With Jean Shafiroff,
Elsie McCabe Thompson, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer And Martin Shafiroff




(New York, N.Y.) – Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a pre-gala kickoff cocktail reception for the New York City Mission Society's Annual Champions for Children benefit in April. More than 100 people attended the event, despite the rainy weather!


Iconic George Wayne
“The Mission Society has been improving the lives of children in New York City for more than 200 years,” said Jean Shafiroff, Board Member and Gala Chair. “What I love most about the Mission Society is that all of us work together with a common mission to combat poverty and create opportunity." "We're extremely grateful to Martin and Jean Shafiroff for their ongoing generosity and support for the Mission Society," said Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the Mission Society. "Both have continuously displayed a commitment to improve the lives of youngsters, young adults, and families in this city. This year’s Gala also will honor multiple Grammy Award winner Arturo O'Farrill, whose Afro Latin Jazz Alliance has partnered with us foster the love of to music in the young adults served by the Mission Society."


Rita Cosby With Jean Shafiroff And Gale A. Brewer




Flo Anthony And Jimmy Hester
Led by Jean Shafiroff, this year's Gala Committee includes Colbert Narcisse (Honorary Chair), Peggy and John Bader, Missy Kilroy and John U. Moorhead, Leah and Stanley Rumbough, and Yemi and Patrick Vatel. Ms. Shafiroff thanked Chase Bank for underwriting the pre-gala reception. Attendees at the February 23rd reception included  Flo Anthony; Hector E. Baez; Edgar Batista; Kim Bingham; Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; Taylor Burns; Chele Chiavacci; Rita Cosby; Natasha Das; Victor De Souza; Lisa Downing; Laura Flavin; Lee Fryd; Dawn Marie Grannum; Cornelia Guest; Shannon Hales; Lucia Hwong Gordon; Chiu-Ti Jansen; Francis Kairson; Brooke Laing; Elsie McCabe Thompson; Jay Moorhead; Nicole Noonan; Don and Katrina Peebles; Lauren Roberts; Stanley Rumbough; Randi Schatz; Marietta Ulacia; Consuelo Costin Vanderbilt; Patrick Vatel; and George Wayne.




The annual Champions for Children benefit will be held on April 13, 2016 at the Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle in Manhattan. That evening, the Mission Society will honor Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) Founder and Artistic Director Arturo O’Farrill, who this February won another Grammy. Last year, ALJA partnered with the Mission Society to launch G.R.I.O.T. (Global Rhythms in Our Tribe), an educational program that provides free musical instruction to youth in Harlem and surrounding areas.



At the Gala, cocktails will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by an awards ceremony and dinner at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased HERE.



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 13,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events.