Showing posts with label MISSION SOCIETY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MISSION SOCIETY. Show all posts

Friday, February 26, 2016




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.

Friday, December 06, 2013



Photos By: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullan

Allegra And Leah Rumbough With Antonella Lemos

Maggie Norris

Brooke Laing With Cole Rumbough And Lynn Pyfer

New York City Mission Society’s Junior Society hosted holiday cocktails to benefit their annual holiday toy drive at Pilotage Fun & Hobby.

Comprised of young professionals in the New York City Area, the Junior Society supports the mission, vision and values of New York City Mission Society through hands-on outreach, innovative networking and unique fundraising opportunities. As the next generation of philanthropists, including Melissa Berkelhammer, Brooke Laing, Antonella Lemos, Cole Rumbough, and Liz Shafiroff, they support the New York City Mission Society’s goal to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Deeply devoted to the cause, Jean Shafiroff will serve as the honoree for their upcoming benefit gala on Wednesday, March 12, 2013.

Thursday, September 05, 2013



Jean Shafiroff

Sharon Bush And Oscar Plotkin

Ted and Dina Merrill Hartley along with distinguished Event Committee Members Lizzi Bickford, Charles Bullock, Cornelia Bregman, John U. Moorhead, Stanley Rumbough, and Jean Shafiroff hosted a perfect summer soiree on, in East Hampton, NY.

The intimate benefit dinner was held at the private estate of Mr. & Mrs. Hartley, the intimate evening included dinner, fireworks, and live musical performances by Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas and cabaret singer Cole Rumbough. With over 50 guests in attendance, which included such luminaries as— Martha Stewart, Ambassador Bonnie McElveen Hunter, Sharon Bush, Boo Grace, Flo Anthony, Julianne Michelle and Randi Schatz, to name a few. The evening also marked the 30th anniversary of board service by Mr. Stanley H. Rumbough, son of Mrs. Dina Merrill Hartley. Mr. Rumbough, a proud descendant of the Colgate and Rumbough families, has continued the legacy of service to New York City Mission Society because of his dedication to the organization’s mission.