Showing posts with label NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION. Show all posts

Friday, October 06, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF CO-CHAIR @ N.Y. WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

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SOCIETY AT THE PLAZA HOTEL

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Verna Eggleston With Hon. Jonathan Lippman




New York, NY – Philanthropist and New York Women’s Foundation board member Jean Shafiroff served as co-chair for this year’s New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) Fall Gala, which was held at The Plaza Hotel. The NYWF honored four leaders from the fields of philanthropy, health, and criminal justice. The honorees, Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., Dr. Angela Diaz, Verna Eggleston, and Hon. Jonathan Lippman, have exceled in their respective fields and by doing so, have dedicated themselves to making New York City and the nation a better place for women and families.

Jean Shafiroff With Elizabeth Shafiroff


Jean Shafiroff With Ana Oliveira


Chele Farley And Rebecca Seawright




Mrs. Shafiroff, one of the city’s foremost philanthropists and humanitarians, has served on the board of the NYWF since 2012. She also hosts an annual luncheon in honor of the organization at Le Cirque each September, which is attended by New York’s notables from the worlds of business, nonprofits and philanthropy.

Emmett D. Carson


Poppy Harlow
The Fall Gala was attended by approximately 300 guests and began with cocktails, followed by dinner and the evening’s program. CNN newsroom co-anchor Poppy Harlow served as Master of Ceremonies. Grantee partner LaDreamMa McMoore, a member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners at the Correctional Association of New York, spoke about her experience as an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence and the education and leadership training that she received from the Correctional Association, supported by the NYWF. Opera Collective, a group of singers seeking to make opera more accessible by performing in New York City subway stations, provided the evening’s entertainment.



About The New York Women’s Foundation:



The New York Women’s Foundation is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a voice for women and a force for change. The Foundation identifies innovative organizations that are effecting change in the communities they serve for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families toward long-term economic security through individual transformation and systemic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents. NYWF funds programs that promote economic security and justice, anti-violence and safety; and health, sexual rights and reproductive justice for women and girls in New York City.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF & N.Y. WOMEN'S FOUNDATION LUNCH

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HIGH SOCIETY AT LE CIRQUE 

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Rebecca Seawright With Jean Shafiroff



Elizabeth Shafiroff With Marco Maccioni And Jean Shafiroff



Bonnie Comley With Jean Shafiroff And Dr. Penny Grant




New York, NY – On the menu at the September 18th Le Cirque Luncheon for The New York Women’s Foundation (The Foundation), hosted by author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, was a serious discussion about New York’s criminal justice system and the hardships it inflicts on youth, the poor and those facing mental health challenges, particularly women and their families.



Each year, Ms. Shafiroff brings together a diverse group of women leaders to discuss pressing social issues confronted by The Foundation and its grantee partners. This year, Hon. Jonathan Lippman, Chairman of the Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform and Greg Berman, Director of the Center for Court Innovation, spoke about the changes needed to create a criminal justice system in New York that is effective and humane, one that is smart on crime, that protects public safety while treating the accused and the incarcerated, many of whom suffer from mental illness, with decency. The Commission’s report advocated for the closing of Rikers and many other systemic reforms. Judge Lippman talked of the need to make sure “the report doesn't sit on a shelf somewhere,” “to keep the heat up on the politicians” and “to rev up the motor and really get this done.”

Ana Oliveira With Antoinette La Belle




Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, thanked Ms. Shafiroff and the attendees for their generosity and spoke of The Foundation’s commitment to promoting social and economic justice. Ms. Oliveira, who served on Judge Lippman’s commission, said that we have an opportunity to promote justice, and to create a city that does not leave anyone behind by investing in women-led, community-based organizations that are agents of change.



Ms. Shafiroff gave an impassioned plea for prison reform, noting that a disproportionate number of the incarcerated are mentally ill and poor, and that people are not disposable. She spoke of the lost youth who never recover after a stint in Rikers. She praised The Foundation for its work in helping break the cycle of poverty that devastates communities by helping women, because women are the basis of a family and that it is through them, future generations are empowered She urged her guests to continue to support The Foundation.

Greg Berman And Merble Reagon



Guests of Ms. Shafiroff at the invitation-only event, a prelude to The Foundation’s upcoming fall gala on October 2nd at The Plaza, included New York’s notables from the worlds of business, nonprofits and philanthropy. Attendees included New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Mary McCormick, President of the Fund for the City of New York, Marco Maccioni, son of restaurateur Sirio Maccioni, Rachel Hirschfeld, animal rights activist and lawyer, and Bonnie Comley, three-time Tony Award winning producer. Other notables include Natalie Ross, Dawne Marie Grannum, Randi Schatz, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Christine Schott Ledes, Penny Grant, Katlean de Monchy and Paola Bacchini.



The honorees for The New York Women’s Foundation 2017 gala are Judge Lippman, who was the Chief Judge of New York State and the New York Court of Appeals; Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Dr. Angela Diaz, Professor and Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center; and Verna Eggleston, head of the Women’s Economic Development initiatives at Bloomberg Philanthropies. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.nywf.org/event/gala.




Now in its 30th year, The New York Women’s Foundation is the largest women’s grantmaking fund in the United States.



About The New York Women’s Foundation



The New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city.



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



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Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available in selected bookstores.



Monday, September 19, 2016

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS NY WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

  Jean Shafiroff



New York, NY – Women’s philanthropy and how it can further art as a means of social justice was the topic of conversation at The New York Women’s Foundation Luncheon hosted by author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff at Le Cirque in New York City on September 8th. Thelma Golden, mover and shaker of the art world and Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem moderated a panel discussion between prominent female philanthropists Laurie M. Tisch of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Anne E. Delaney, founder of the Starry Night Fund and the Lambent Foundation. The panelists were invited by Ms. Shafiroff to explore the ways that women, through philanthropy, can advance causes and affect change.



Jean Shafiroff, Laurie M. Tisch, Anne E. Delaney, Thelma Golden, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Joan Hornig, Joyce Cowin, Cathy Isaacson, Jana M. Shea, Herbert Sturz, and Simi Ahuja were among New York’s notables from the worlds of business, nonprofits and philanthropy who attended the annual invitation-only event, a prelude to the Foundation’s October 2016 gala.

  Jean Shafiroff With Ana Oliveira




Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, spoke of The Foundation’s steadfast commitment to investing in the lives of New York’s women and girls. She thanked the moderator and panelists, Ms. Shafiroff, and her guests for their participation today and for their generous support in helping the organization become the largest women’s grant making fund in the United States. In the first half of 2016, The Foundation provided nearly $3 million in grants to 49 women-led, community-based organizations working to achieve long-lasting, positive change for New York City’s women and families.



Ms. Shafiroff addressed the importance of teaching children to become philanthropists, beginning by encouraging them to be kind and to care about other people. She invited the guests to attend the October gala and support the vital work of The Foundation.



The Foundation’s fall gala on October 13th at The Plaza will honor Ms. Tisch, Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Dina Habib Powell of Goldmans Sachs’ Impact Investing Business and Goldman Sachs Foundation. Award-winning actor David Duchovny will be the emcee. For more information about the gala or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nywf.org/nywf-event/fallgala2016/.



About The New York Women’s Foundation



The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change. We are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City. For more information, visit www.nywf.org.


Photos By: Owen Hoffman

Monday, December 21, 2015

JEAN SHAFIROFF & TOUS JEWELRY HOST NYWF FETE

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SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Christina Ramelli And Jean Shafiroff



Jean And  Martin Shafiroff With Ana Oliveira



Jean Shafiroff and Tous Jewelry hosted a Holiday Shopping Party to benefit The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) at the Tous Boutique in Rockefeller Center with media partner Manhattan Magazine.



Guests browsed display cases to preview looks from Tous’ Fall/Winter Collection.



Guests included: Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oliveira, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Carol Wilkenson, Christina Ramelli, Dr. Judith Hellman, Helen Johnson, Lewaa Khalek, Jill Sand & Dr. Barry Weintraub, Martin Shafiroff, Michael de Paulo, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Patrick Hazlewood, Ashley Sousa, Jennifer Powers, Tracy Stern, Brett Tinsley and Flo Anthony.


Dr. Judith Hellman



Ashley Sousa With Kathleen Giordano




Romona Keveza
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and activist, is a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She serves on the boards of The New York Women’s Foundation®, New York City Mission Society, 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, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Jean is hands-on with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is particularly known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including The New York Women's Foundation®, Southampton Hospital, Southampton Animal Shelter and New York City Mission Society.

Jill Sand And Dr. Barry Weintraub



Established in 1987 as a public philanthropy, The New York Women’s Foundation® is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a force for change for women. From the outset, the Foundation’s founders strove to identify innovative organizations that were affecting change in the communities they served for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families towards long-term economic security through individual transformation and systematic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents.




For more information on Jean Shafiroff, visit: www.JeanShafiroff.com


For More information on The New York Women’s Foundation, visit: www.nywf.org



Saturday, September 26, 2015

JEAN SHAFIROFF'S ANNUAL WOMEN'S FOUNDATION FETE

Jean Shafiroff With Anne E. Delaney, Ana Oliveira And Soledad O'Brien



Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted the annual New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) Luncheon at Le Cirque in New York City. The intimate event featured a stimulating panel conversation on generational philanthropy with Helen LaKelly Hunt (Founder & President of The Sister Fund; Founder & Chair Emerita of The New York Women’s Foundation) and her daughter Leah Hunt-Hendrix (activist, organizer and Co-Founder/Director of Solidaire). The discussion was moderated by journalist Soledad O’Brien, whose foundation, The Starfish Foundation, is an NYWF Grantee Partner.



During the panel discussion, the mother/daughter duo discussed several philanthropy-related topics, including what they have learned from one another. Helen LaKelly Hunt credited her daughter with teaching her how to create a ‘ground movement’ and noted that she taught her daughter “the importance of love in philanthropy,” adding that for those who give money, “it should be treated as coming from our hearts, not just our checks.”



The two women also discussed their recently launched initiative, The Hildegard Fund, which is partnering with the NYWF to address the persisting wage gap that exists, particularly for women of color. The initiative will help by leveraging grant-making, public education, and advocacy to amplify women’s voices in a newly evolving economy.



Following the panel discussion, Ms. Shafiroff shared a story of how her own daughter’s passion for philanthropy influenced her long-standing involvement with a non-profit organization that supports animals. She went on to share how a friend introduced her to the NYWF, and also discussed why it is imperative for women to help women, and how we all must help one another.



Ms. Shafiroff generously hosts the annual luncheon as a precursor for The New York Women’s Foundation’s annual Fall Gala which will take place at The Plaza on October 15th, and will honor the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical, FUN HOME, Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori; Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; and Citi (the award will be accepted by Barbara Desoer, CEO of Citibank). Hoda Kotb will serve as the event’s mistress of ceremony, and guests will be treated to a special performance of FUN HOME. For more information on the Gala, please visit HERE.



Guests in attendance included: Jean Shafiroff (Hostess, NYWF Board member), Helen LaKelly Hunt (Founder & President of The Sister Fund; Founder & Chair Emerita of The New York Women’s Foundation), Leah Hunt-Hendrix (activist, organizer and Co-Founder/Director of Solidaire), Soledad O’Brien (Moderator; Journalist & CEO of Starfish Media Group; Founder of the Starfish Foundation), Anne E. Delaney (Gala Co-Chair and Board Chair), Ana Oliveira (NYWF President and CEO), and members of the NYWF Board of Directors, including: Joyce B. Cowin, Susan R. Cullman, Virginia Day, Jennifer Giacobbe, Grainne McNamara, Michele Penzer and Janet M. Riccio. Additional guests in attendance included: Margo M. Langenberg, Francine Lefrak, Margo Catsimatidis, Sharon Bush, Judith Price, Dana Auslander, Kamie Lightburn and Elise McCabe Thompson, among others.



ABOUT New York Women’s Foundation: is a cross-cultural alliance that catalyzes partnerships and leverages human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women, girls and families in New York City. The Foundation identifies innovative organizations that are effecting change for women in the communities they serve and strategically funds the programs and organizations that move women, girls and families toward long-term economic security through individual transformation and systemic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and agents of change.


Photo By: Annie Watt



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL BREAKFAST

Jean Shafiroff With Ana Oliveira And Amber Browning-Coyle



New York Women's Foundation, the NY charity that works to empower women out of poverty, held its annual Celebrating Women's Breakfast at the Marriot Marquis in New York City.


Appoximately 2200 women attended and $1.6 million was raised.



 ABOUT THE NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION


The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change.


They are a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. With fierce determination, we mobilize hearts, minds and resources to create an equitable and just future for women, families and communities in New York City.




Thursday, October 24, 2013

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS NYWF AT NYC 'LE CIRQUE'

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NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION
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Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff With Carolina Herrera




Debra Halpert And Rebecca Woodland



Melissa Lee




Grainne McNamara With Diana L Taylor And Carmel Owen



Flo Anthony And Lisa Arcella




Ana Oliveira With Anne E Delaney, Diana L. Taylor And Yvonne Moore



Katlean de Monchy



Chele Chiavacci With Jean Shafiroff And Debra Halpert



Ann Rapp



Jen Groover



The New York Women’s Foundation (“NYWF”) held a luncheon hosted by Board Member Jean Shafiroff, at Le Cirque Restaurant,, in support of the 26th Annual New York’s Women Foundation Celebration to be held on November 14th, 2013 at the Starlight Roof at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel.



Special guests Anne E. Delaney, Board Chair, and Diana L. Taylor, Board Member of The NYWF were featured speakers as well as Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation. Guests in attendance included Co-Chair Grainne McNamara (The New York Women’s Foundation 26th Anniversary Celebration), Carolina Herrera (fashion designer), and Valerie Steele (Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT); The New York Women’s Foundation 27th Celebrating Women Breakfast (2014) Co-Chairs Jennifer Giacobbe, Kwanza Butler, Taina Bien-Aime, and Karen Reynolds Sharkey; proud supporter of The NYWF Joyce Cowin; Jen Groover (empowerment expert & author), Rebecca Woodland (defense attorney and FOX News contributor), Debra Halpert (Publisher, Hamptons Magazine); Chele Chiavacci (Managing Director, Mistral Capital International) and Bonnie Comley (Vice President, Stellar Productions International); socialites Ann Rapp and Lucia Hwong Gordon.



Thursday, October 25, 2012

NEW YORK WOMEN'S FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY

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NYWF CELEBRATES 25TH
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Connie Chung



Ana Oliveira With Ginny Day, Diana Taylor And Soledad O'Brien




The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF), led by President & CEO Ana L. Oliveira, celebrated their milestone 25th Anniversary and honored four, very special philanthropic leaders, Soledad O’Brien and her husband Brad Raymond, and Ginny Day and Sean Day, at their Fall Celebration: Improving the Lives of Women and Families in New York City on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Veteran Journalist and Television Personality Connie Chung hosted the Celebration with a very special performance by Tony Award® Winning Playwright & Performer Sarah Jones. Attendees included Diana L. Taylor (NYWF Board Chair), Anne E. Delaney (NYWF Board Vice-Chair), Yvonne Moore (NYWF Board Secretary), Susan Coté (NYWF Treasurer), Helen LaKelly Hunt (NYWF Founding Mother, Chair Emerita), Rossana Rosado (NYWF Board Member), Jean Shafiroff (NYWF Board Member), Anita Channapati (NYWF Board Member), Hyatt Bass (NYWF Board Member), Taina Bien-Aimé (NYWF Board Member), Susan R. Cullman (NYWF Board Member), Kwanza R. Butler (NYWF Board Member) Lisa M. Holton (NYWF Board Member), Antoinette E. La Belle (NYWF Board Member), Ann Short (NYWF Board Member), Celeste Smith (NYWF Board Member), Regan Solmo (NYWF Board Member).




Over the past twenty-five years, the NYWF has invested $33 million in funding to over 280 women-led, nonprofit organizations, improving the lives of 5.4 million women and girls in New York City; 81% of those nonprofits have succeeded and are still thriving today. In 2009, the NYWF responded to the economic crisis by launching RISE-NYC!, a 5-year partnership initiative that increased its grant-making by more than 20% in focused areas including economic security, anti-violence and safety, and health and reproductive rights.