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Thursday, March 01, 2018

JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF HOST NYC MISSION SOCIETY

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HIGH SOCIETY

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff In Fashion



Jean Shafiroff And Elsie McCabe Thompson




Madame Gilberte Beaux With Jean Shafiroff And Ava Roosevelt



New York, N.Y.– Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff hosted a reception on the Upper East Side on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to celebrate New York City Mission Society’s annual Champions for Children Gala, which raises funds to support youth and families in our city’s most under served communities to break the cycle of poverty and achieve success.

Lee Fryd With Lisa Konsker And Randi Schatz





 This year’s honorees are BNY Mellon, International Flavors and Fragrances, and LTC Francis Kairson, Jr., Director Emeritus at New York City Mission Society. WABC News Anchor Bill Ritter, a longtime supporter of the Mission Society, will emcee the event. This year’s Gala Chairs are Katrina and Don Peebles, Leah and Stanley H. Rumbough, and Jean and Martin Shafiroff. 

Jean & Martin Shafiroff With Ignacio Bustindui And Ariadna Bustindui



Sophia Skalli With Lucia Hwong Gordon And Katlean de Monchy




Honorary Chairs are Georgina Bloomberg and Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller, and Corporate Chairs are Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, MacFarlane Partners, and Stifel Financial Corp. The Gala will be held on Tuesday, April 24 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

Helen Shelton With Beautiful Mom Sylvina Shelton



Donald & Barbara Tober
In addition to Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, and New York City Mission Society President Elsie McCabe Thompson, attending the kickoff party were: Francis Kairson; Jay Moorhead; Kim Bingham; Ava Roosevelt; Francine LeFrak and Rick Freiberg; Cece and Lee Black; Barbara and Donald Tober; Margo Langenberg; Alex Donner and Annette De Lorenzo; Ann Rapp; Roy Kean; Lucia Hwong Gordon; Craig Dix; Natalie Ross; Laurence Kaiser IV; Penny Grant, M.D.; Patrick Vatel; D. Colgate Rumbough; Natasha Das; Taylor Burns; Jerry Bonura; Kenita Lloyd; Chasity Logan; Randi Schatz; Lee Fryd;  Dawne Marie Grannum; Gary Rombough, MD; Rachel Atcheson; Ernest Schmatolla; and Helen C. Shelton and Sylvina Shelton; Darold Cuba; Victor de Souza; Katlean DeMonchy; Ray Bouderau ; Michele Herbert; Ariadna Vera and Ignacio Bustindui; Madame Gilberte Beaux; Ignacio Bustindui and Ariadna Vera Bustindui. 

Ann Rapp With Roy Kean




Chasity Logan
The Gala Co-Chairs for this year’s Benefit Committee includes: Alton Bird LLP; Flo Anthony; Elaine Appelle; American Securities Foundation; Aronson LLP; Astor Title Services LLC; Elena Ayot; Peggy and John Bader; Sophia Bishop; Tony Bowles; Jerry Bonura; Ray Bounderau; Taylor Burns; Deutsche Bank; Craig Dix; Douglas Elliman; Veronica Dunlap; Goodwin; Dawn Marie Grannum; Penny Grant, M.D.; Shannon J. Hales; Michele Herbert; Laurence Kaiser IV; Landmark Partners; Margo Langenberg; Lincoln Land Services; Living the Dream Films; Connie & John Morgan; Missy Kilroy and Jay Moorhead; Lauren and James Peterson; Philips International; Gary Rombough, M.D.; D. Colgate Rumbough; Natalie S. Ross; Jane Scher; Patricia Shiah; Helen C. Shelton; Brooke and Derek Steinhiser; Karina Tatarski; Barbara Tober; Trachtenberg Rodes Friedberg LLP; Patrick Vatel; Tanja Drieding Wallace; and, Lori Zelenko. 



About the New York City Mission Society



The New York City Mission Society has been on the front lines 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 under served communities by promoting academic achievement, and providing career opportunities and cultural enrichment. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events.


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.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

NYC MISSION SOCIETY'S 'CHAMPIONS OF CHILDREN GALA'

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New York City Mission Society Honors Legendary Actress and Singer Diahann Carroll, entrepreneur Don Peebles, at Annual “Champions for Children” Benefit

Photos By: Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Diahann Carroll With Jean Shafiroff, Katrina Peebles Don Peebles & Elsie McCabe Thompson





New York, N.Y. – More than 340 people attended the New York City Mission Society’s annual Champions for Children Gala, raising a half million dollars to help youth and families in the city’s most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success.



Co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff and Katrina Peebles, the benefit honored legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll and entrepreneur Don Peebles, as well as recognized lifetime members of the Mission Society’s Board of Directors.



“This was such an unbelievable evening, our most exciting Champions for Children event on record,” said Mission Society President Elsie McCabe Thompson. “We were privileged to have such distinguished and legendary honorees, all committed to improving the lives of the children, young adults and families who we serve.”



The Gala, held at the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle, featured dinner, music, and dancing. WABC News Anchor Bill Ritter, a longtime supporter of the Mission Society, emceed the event. Performing were Kathy Sledge, the legendary voice of Sister Sledge; acclaimed singer Alex Donner and his Orchestra, and students enrolled in the Mission Society’s free afterschool music education program, GRIOT.



The Mission Society recognized the ongoing and vital support of lifetime members of its Board of Directors: actress and philanthropist Dina Merrill Hartley, whose family has supported the Mission Society for four generations, and Lloyd W. Brown, II.



Among the notable guests at the event were the legendary Cicely Tyson, Gayle King, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and designer B Michael.

Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff




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 Bernanke 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.



The Mission Society presented the legendary Diahann Carroll with its Champions for Children Award. Born in Harlem, Ms. Carroll is an award-winning and trailblazing actress, successful entrepreneur, and devoted humanitarian. One of America’s major performing talents, she has starred on stage, screen, and television. In addition to winning Tony and Golden Globe awards, Ms. Carroll has been nominated for Emmys, Grammys, and an Oscar over her long and prestigious career. She also has devoted considerable time to support causes that are important to her. She served as an ambassador and national spokesperson for Lifetime Television’s breast cancer awareness campaign, and has been recognized for raising awareness about HIV and AIDS.

Jean Shafiroff With Sharon Bush, Stanley Rumbough And David Dinkins



Ms. Carroll was the first black actress in television history to star in her own series, Julia, on NBC, which soared to the top of the Nielsen ratings and received an Emmy nomination. Her television credits include Dynasty, A Different World, Soul Food, Strong Medicine, and Whoopi. Her recent appearances include White Collar on the USA Network and a role in the film Peeples.

Jean Shafiroff With Cecily Tyson




Equally stunning on stage, Ms. Carroll has received acclaim for her performances in Sunset Boulevard, Bubbling Brown Sugar, and House of Flowers, and won a Tony Award for her performance in Richard Rodgers’ No Strings. Her film work includes Claudine, Carmen Jones, Paris Blues, Porgy & Bess, Hurry Sundown, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and Eve’s Bayou. In 2010, she filmed her stage show, “The Lady-The Music-The Legend” for PBS TV, and her one-woman show at Feinstein’s regularly sold out.



Recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the nation, R. Donahue (Don) Peebles is Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, one of the country’s few national privately held real estate investment and development companies with portfolio of projects in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, and Miami Beach. Mr. Peebles also is a top-selling author of The Peebles Principles and The Peebles Path to Real Estate Wealth. He a regular guest on CNN, CNBC, and FOX, as well as a highly sought-after speaker.



Mr. Peebles is an avid supporter of mentoring to expose youth to the value of entrepreneurship. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Congressional Black Caucus, is on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater New York, is a member of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez’s Business Roundtable, was a two-time former member of President Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee, and former Chairman of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.



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 12,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events. Learn more at http://www.nycmissionsociety.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, 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.


Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK CITY MISSION SOCIETY'S ANNUAL 2015 GALA

Jean Shafiroff



The New York City Mission Society will hold its annual Champions for Children gala on April 1st. The benefit will support the Mission Society’s programs and services that help youth and families from in our city’s most underserved communities 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 frontlines of the war on poverty,” explains Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the NYC Mission Society. “This year, we are holding 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 will honor 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're thrilled to be honoring 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.”



The gala will be 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 will be Bill Ritter, anchor at WABC-TV and 20/20 correspondent. The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, members of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance's pre-professional youth orchestra, will provide the entertainment.



Gala committee co-chairs include Peggy and John Bader, Carolyn and Lloyd W. Brown, II, and John U. Moorhead. Honorary gala chairs are Stanley H. Rumbough and Fiona and Stan Druckenmiller. Brooke Laing, co-founder of the NYC Mission Society's Junior Society, is this year's auction chair. Members of the benefit committee include: Flo Anthony, Sharon Bush, Suzette Charles, Penny Grant, Shannon Hales, Ambassador Mary Ourisman & Mandell Ourisman and Christine Schott & George Ledes. The corporate chair is Barclays.




Please visit their Charity Buzz Auction: https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/NYCMissionSociety




About New York City Mission Society



The NYC 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. Learn more at www.nycmissionsociety.org.




Monday, February 23, 2015

JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF HOST NYC MISSION SOCIETY

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NEW YORK CITY SOCIETY

Photos By: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff With Rita Cosby



The Shafiroff Family



Geoffrey Bradfield With Adele Nino



Liliana Cavendish



Zang Toi



Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a pre-Gala kick-off cocktail party for the NYC Mission Society's Annual Champions for Children benefit to be held on April 1. The pre-Gala reception was underwritten by Chase.



"We're thrilled to be honoring these two extraordinary individuals whose philanthropic efforts have made a significant impact," said Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the NYC Mission Society. "And we're extremely grateful to Martin and Jean Shafiroff, for generously hosting this party, as well as to the many people who have dedicated themselves to raising funds for our annual spring gala."



“I believe deeply in the work of NYC Mission Society and how it changes the lives of our most under served children in New York City,” said Jean Shafiroff, Board Member and Chair of the April 1st Gala. “What I love most about the Mission Society is that all of us involved work together as a family with one strong common mission. We all truly care about the future of the children."



This year's esteemed gala committee co-chairs include Peggy and John Bader, Carolyn and Lloyd W. Brown, II, and John U. Moorhead. Honorary gala chairs are Stanley H. Rumbough and Fiona and Stan Druckenmiller.




The pre-Gala reception was packed by 150 people, with male models serving an endless flow of champagne and tantalizing appetizers to the special guests, including Gala honoree Hollis Russell, Mission Society Board Members Stanley H. Rumbough, Jean Shafiroff, Derek E. Steinhiser, Laura Flavin, John U. Moorhead, James B. Peterson, Jr., and Patrick Vatel, and Members of the Mission Society’s Junior Society.



Also attending the event last night were: Rita Cosby, Zang Toi, Bill Thompson, Flo Anthony, John and Peggy Bader, Tomaczek Bednarek, Christine Biddle, Sophia Bishop, Valerie Boucard, Geoffrey Bradfield, Julia Burns, Taylor Burns, Ed Callahan, Valentino Carlotti, Lilliana Cavendish, Chele Chiavacci, Copper Cunningham, Victor de Souza, Allison Ecung, Richard Farley, Joe Fischera, Kathleen Giordano, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Dawne Marie Grannum, Penny Grant, Shannon Hales, R. Couri Hay, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Joan Judell, Andrea S. Kantor, Lisa-Marie Kao, Roy Kean, Margo Langenberg, Lauren Lawrence, Anki Leeds, Jill Lynne, Juliann Michelle, Nicole Noonan, John Patrick, Barbara Regna, Sheila Rosenblum, Arnie Rosenshein, Leah Rumbough, Robert Sandow, Yolanda Santiago-Hasbun, Randi Schatz, Brinkley Skye, Javie Solano, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Consuelo Vanderbilt, Yemi Vatel, John Wegorzewski, and, Adam Weiss.



This event follows a very successful fundraiser held in Palm Beach, Florida, for the annual fundraiser in January; the event was co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff.



The annual Champions for Children benefit will take place at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, on April 1. Gala honorees for the 2015 benefit are Colbert Narcisse, Managing Director and Global Head of Alternative Investments, Morgan Stanley; and, Hollis Russell, Partner, Ackerman, Levine, Cullen, Brickman & Limmer, LLP. The Master of Ceremonies will be Bill Ritter, evening anchor at WABC-TV and 20/20 correspondent. Guests will be entertained by the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, members of the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance's youth orchestra.



About New York City Mission Society



The New York City 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 under served 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 www.nycmissionsociety.org.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEW YORK CITY MISSION SOCIETY FETE IN PALM BEACH

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CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN GALA KICK OFF 

Photos By: Annie Watt
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Martin And Jean Shafiroff With Mary And Mandy Ourisman



Allegra And Cole Rumbough



Oscar  Plotkin Sharon Bush




Ambassador Mary Ourismanand Mr. Mandell Ourisman held a cocktail reception that was co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff and Stanley H. Rumbough recently at their home in Palm Beach, FL, which honored New York City Mission Society and kicked-off the annual Champions for Children Gala, that will be held in New York on April 1st.



The two-century-old nonprofit, the oldest in New York, provides programs and services that help break the cycle of poverty for New York’s children, youth and families.



As a young bride, actress and Palm Beach socialite, Dina Merrill Hartley, was told by her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Colgate, “Every bride needs a charity,” and thus began her long-time support of New York City Mission Society.



The party was co-chaired by philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Dina Merrill Hartley’s son, Stanley H. Rumbough, the Palm Beach event committee includes: Martin Shafiroff, Cole Rumbough, Christine Schott Ledes and George M. Ledes. Guests included: Audrey and Martin Gruss, Tommy Quick, Anka Palitz, Sharon Bush, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Somers Farkas, Geoffrey Bradfield, Pamela O'Connor, and Megan Tierney.