Showing posts with label PHILANTHROPIST. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PHILANTHROPIST. Show all posts

Thursday, August 09, 2018


The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah

Honored 2018 Woman of the Year

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff
Photos By: Patrick mcMullan

Jean Shafiroff

The Pioneer Chapter of Hadassah presented philanthropist, activist and author Jean Shafiroff with the 2018 Woman of the Year Award at the 24th Annual Fundraiser Luncheon on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at Oceanbleu at the Bath & Tennis Hotel on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. The 2018 event was chaired by Elisa Greenbaum and Linda Stoll Pearlman.

Elisa Greenbaum With Jean Shafiroff And Linda Stoll Pearlman

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Elisa Greenbaum, Linda Stoll Pearlman, Rabbi Michael Rascoe, David Walker, Michael Hard, Melissa Mitchell, Deborah Halpert, Julie Ratner, Ruth Miller, Michel Piranesi, James Scher, Ruth Vered.

Ruth Vered
A volunteer fundraiser, leader, and spokesperson for several charitable causes, Jean Shafiroff adds Hadassah to her extensive list of philanthropic efforts and honors. After accepting the Woman of the Year award, Jean spoke passionately about her ideas on philanthropy. She also shared her fashion views as guests enjoyed an avant-elegant fashion installation by Carolina Herrera New York. Guests were treated to an exclusive preview of Carolina Herrera’s gowns and dresses from the Fall 2018 collection.

The 24th Annual Woman of the Year Luncheon included a cocktail hour, and a three-course, gourmet kosher lunch served by Regal Caterers. A boutique of vendors as well as a silent auction and raffles were open throughout the luncheon’s program. The fundraiser benefitted the Hadassah Medical Organization, a diverse organization of healthcare professionals and medical researchers dedicated to finding innovative solutions to complex medical problems.

Jean Shafiroff‘s impact improves the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare, and resources for children in need. It is her passion for the land and people of Israel that has brought her to the forefront of the Jewish community and to receive Hadassah’s highest honor.

Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. is a volunteer organization committed to strengthening the connection to Israel and Jewish values and continuity in America. By advocating for women’s rights, health and well-being the organization promises to connect and empower Jewish women to effect change.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Jean Shafiroff In Hello Magazine

New York Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has been named New York’s First Lady of Philanthropy by HELLO and HOLA Magazine.

Jean Shafiroff has been named New York’s First Lady of Philanthropy by HELLO Magazine in a 10 Page feature appearing in several countries including England, India, Greece, Canada and now in a cover feature in HELLO in Turkey.

Jean Shafiroff

 HOLA magazine the parent of HELLO has profiled Jean Shafiroff naming her the First Lady of Philanthropy in the United States. HOLA magazine has featured Ms. .Shafiroff in HOLA magazine published in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic and the United States. 

The active New York philanthropist and prominent society woman serves on 8 charity boards and is also the author of SUCCESSFUL PHILANTHROPY: HOW TO MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT YOU GIVE. 

Photo Courtesy Of: Michael Paniccea / Shafiroff Collection

Friday, January 12, 2018


Jean Shafiroff In Fashion

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff looked stunning when our photographer caught up with her recently in Palm Beach Fla. 

Monday, December 11, 2017


Jean Shafiroff And Paris Hilton

New York's own Jean Shafiroff, was spotted with Paris Hilton at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida.

 Mrs. Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Jean Shafiroff

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was profiled this month in New York Lifestyles Magazine. 

Jean Shafiroff is quick to downplay her accomplishments as a philanthropist, public speaker, and author. But the fact is that she has earned many honors for her efforts as a humanitarian. Even with that fact in mind, she will swiftly tell you that it was only through hard work and teamwork that she is able to fundraise and chair several charity events each year as she does. Her book, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give (Hatherleigh Press), gathers her years of expertise into a guide on how to be a philanthropist through time, knowledge, and available financial resources. She brings awareness to notable charitable causes, including the ones that she has devoted her life to women’s rights, animal rights, and children’s welfare.

Shafiroff sits on the boards of the 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. Also, there’s Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, Southampton Bath and Tennis Club Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays, a nonprofit founded by her daughter, Elizabeth Shafiroff, and Lindsey Spielfogal. Additionally, she has been appointed as an ambassador for the American Humane Society. Shafiroff holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Miss Shafiroff is now working to bringing in the nest generation of philanthropists.

Thursday, July 27, 2017



Photos By: Rob Rich / Society Allure

Jean Shafiroff

Zach Erdem With Shameda Shah And James Stone

Bradford Rand of RAND Luxury has once again hosted an exclusive, Invitation-Only brunch at a private estate in Sagaponack, NY, where the brand new DB11 was debuted along with the other latest models from Aston Martin and other luxury brands. On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, the event featured a showcase of the unique timepieces, couture luggage, private aviation, electronics, fashion and much more. The official media sponsor was Hamptons Magazine.

Peter Pierce And Fashion Designer Jackie Rogers

During the event, guests were also able to participate in a live and Silent Auction benefiting the North Shore Animal League America.

The newly constructed Sagaponack estate, where the event was held, was also showcased by The Corcoran Group’s star real estate agent Susan Breitenbach. This home was available for acquisition for $12.995 million.

Alexandria Schneft From Aston Martin And Bradford Rand

Notable attendees included: Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Bradford Rand, President / CEO RAND Luxury; Alexandria Schneft, Susan Breitenbach, William Cho / LG CEO; Thomas Yoon / President of Home Appliances; Heaven Lee / President of Home Electronics; Peggy Ang / Head of Home Appliance Marketing; Dave Vanderwaal / VP of Marketing; Jason and Robin Boyarski, Jake and Maya Phipps, Sharif El-Gamal, Samantha Perlman, Zach Erdem, Peter Pierce, Jackie Rogers, Maria van Vlodrop and Steven Carl.

Gary Andreassen And Catherine Andreassen

Long Island Sports Cars
Sponsoring brands: LG Signature, Jet Aviation, The Macallan, Ch√Ęteau Saint-Maur, Hastens, Morgenthal Fredericks, Godiva, Cohiba, Home Technology Experts, Savant, Sonance, Idea Lab, EchoBox, Peroni Italy, Montegrappa, Cavelier, Harmless Harvest, Honest Tea, Cavelier, Stone Farm, RockStar Hotels, Immotor, Hotel Chocolat, Macaron Bites, Parsons Xtreme Golf, & Antigua Barbuda. Invited guests also enjoyed signature spirits throughout the mid-day soiree from Patron. Acker Merrall & Condit, America’s oldest wine shop and the world’s leading Wine Auction House conducted vintage wine tastings. Cohiba provided hand-rolled fine cigars and The Macallan conducted scotch tastings.

Samantha Perlman And Nathan Ament


RAND Luxury is an international event-production company founded by entrepreneur Bradford Rand that caters to the world’s finest and most unique brands. Based in Manhattan, the RAND team has produced over 1,100 events since 1993. Events include “The Luxury Technology Show," in New York & Los Angeles, "The Luxury Lounge" during The Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival which showcase brands during exclusive film receptions to producers, directors, celebrities, film investors, directors and VIP guests, “The Hamptons Brunch Series” takes place on $6 to $20+ million dollar estates featuring driving experiences from Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Maserati, Lamborghini & Aston Martin. RAND Luxury has also produced unveiling events for such brands as Rolls-Royce, SONY, Bugatti, Hasselblad, Giorgio Armani, Leica, Lexus, Aston Martin, LG Electronics, Bentley and more. Other notable shows and charity fundraisers the team has produced include The Luxury Review, Go Green Expo, The Red Cross Ball and City Harvest. The team also produces the Fashion Career Expo, a professional hiring event for the industry since 2003 that is sponsored by WWD / Women’s Wear Daily. Bradford Rand’s other conferences include The Cyber Security Summit & TECHEXPO Top Secret.

For more information, visit:

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Jean Shafiroff

Spotted - Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff at the ASPCA Gala.

All eyes were on the dogs -- well not quite! Glamorous philanthropist and activist Jean Shafiroff stunned the crowd in a massive tuille Carolina Herrera gown.

Jean Shafiroff With Rescue

 The animal loving society gal was not afraid to pick up an adoptable and adorable ASPCA dog even if it meant tearing her gown!

For more information on the ASPCA go to

Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Friday, September 23, 2016


Jean Shafiroff With Cherie Blair

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was photographed at her home with Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. The two women discussed the far reaching work of the Cherie Blair Foundation. The Foundation helps over 130,000 women in 90 countries by empowering them out of poverty.

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, February 05, 2016


Jean Shafiroff In Costa Rica

Spotted -- Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was spotted in Costa Rica for more animal rescue and advocacy work. This is the second trip for animal lover Mrs. Shafiroff.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015


Jean Shafiroff

EPOCH TIMES writer Sibylle Eschapasse profiled New York philanthropist Jean Shafiroff for her impeccable style and fashion. You can read the whole story HERE.

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Jean Shafiroff

Avenue Magazine has named Jean Shafiroff the "Girl Of The Week". The stunning philanthropist is truly one of the gems of New York City and The Hampton's.


Girl of the Week

AVENUE MAGAZINE -- Our girl of the week is socialite and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. Undoubtedly one of the most influential women in New York Society, she is also a highlight of the summer season, hosting and attending some of the most exclusive events in both New York and Southampton, like last week’s Central Park Conservancy event. Along with her husband, Barclays managing director Martin Shafiroff, she had donated, supported and participated in charities like the Southampton Hospital and NYC Mission Society. We’re also completely in love with her style, especially the blue dress she wore to the French Historical Society cocktail soiree she hosted at her Park Avenue home.


Friday, April 24, 2015



Story By: G. H. HARDING
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff

VAN’S THE MAN --- Van Morrison has been named the 2015 recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In naming Morrison, the organization cited such Morrison classics as “Gloria,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” “Domino,” “Crazy Love,” “Have I Told You Lately,“ and “Wild Night,” as significant reasons for the long-overdue and deserved bestowal of the award.

On behalf of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Linda Morrison (no relation – and for what it’s worth, Doors’ singer Jim Morrison is also no relation to Van, even though it was said by late Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek that the Lizard King picked up quite a bit of performance and vocal tips from Van when they both sang and jammed together at the Whiskey A Go-Go back when Van was with the group Them and The Doors were just getting started on the Sunset Strip) is quoted as saying, "We are thrilled to be honoring the songwriter who has combined Celtic fire with Rhythm & Blues in an unforgettable way. Van Morrison and his songs have been a powerful cultural force on both sides of the Atlantic for five decades."

To say Van is a long-overdue choice is an understatement. He’s been a prescient presence on the music airwaves for years. He rose to early prominence in the mid-1960s as lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded the garage band classic "Gloria” (covered back in the day both by The Doors and Jimi Hendrix, and also used to fantastic effect by director Francis Ford Coppola in the opening sequence of his 1983 film of S.E. Hinton’s immortal youth novel, The Outsiders).

His solo career began under the pop-hit oriented guidance of music visionary Bert Berns with the release of the hit single, "Brown Eyed Girl," in 1967. After Berns’ death, Warner Bros. Records bought out Van’s contract and allowed him only three sessions to record the album Astral Weeks in 1968 (still an awe-inspiring work).

Even though the album would gradually garner high praise, it was initially a poor seller. However, the next one—Moondance—swiftly established him as a major artist. Throughout the 1970s, he built on his reputation with a series of critically-acclaimed albums and live performances.

Morrison continued to record and tour, producing albums and live performances that sold well and were warmly-received. He also sometimes collaborated with other artists, such as Georgie Fame and The Chieftains.

Much of Morrison's music is structured around the traditionally black-culture conventions of soul music and R&B, such as the popular singles "Brown Eyed Girl", "Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)," "Domino," and "Wild Night."

An equal part of his music also consists of lengthy, loosely-connected, and spiritually-inspired musical journeys that show the influence of Celtic tradition, jazz, and stream-of-consciousness narrative on his material, crystallized on albums such as Astral Weeks and his lesser-known works like Veedon Fleece and Common One.

My favorite Morrison album ever is his Inarticulate Speech of the Heart. Released in 1983, his fourteenth studio album featured the phenomenal track “Rave On, John Donne.”

Morrison said he arrived at the album title from a Shavian saying: "The idea of communicating with as little articulation as possible, at the same time being emotionally articulate, proved compelling."

As his last album for Warner Bros., he decided to do an album of mostly instrumentals. He explained the choice to the press in 1984: "Sometimes when I'm playing something, I'm just sort of humming along with it, and that's got a different vibration than an actual song. So the instrumentals just come from trying to get that form of expression, which is not the same as writing a song."

Suffice to say, Van Morrison has either unintentionally (or intentionally) crafted along the way a persona of being a difficult artist with which to work. My favorite Van story comes from way back in his Warner Bros. days. A publicist who worked for the label (we'll call him Kent, and you can trust us when we tell you that Kent was not a nice fellow!) was quoted publicly as saying, “Morrison has personality problems.” He was gone the very next day, since the label considered—and rightly so—that Van Morrison was a prestige act.

He has received, to date, six Grammy Awards; the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music; has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and now, the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Van will receive this honor at the 46th annual induction ceremony on Thursday, June 18 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. This year's inductees also include: Bobby Braddock; Willie Dixon; Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia; Toby Keith; Cyndi Lauper; and Linda Perry.

DAREDEVIL --- This just in: Daredevil, Marvel’s acclaimed superhero drama, has received a second season order via Netflix.

But there’s a twist: Show-runner Steven S. DeKnight is stepping down from the series, and writers Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez —who worked closely with DeKnight and creator Drew Goddard in the first season—will both serve as the show-runners for Season Two.

The next edition of the show will debut in 2016 as Netflix gets ready to release several other Marvel dramas: A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. And, after all four shows make their debut, Marvel plans further to team all its Netflix heroes for an Avengers-style series tentatively called The Defenders.

Daredevil debuted last week and received some of the best reviews of any superhero TV series. Critics have praised the show for bringing grown-up dramatics, a cinema worthy visual style, and a grittier and more realistic level of violence to the small-screen genre.

Its single-take hallway fight scene has already been declared an instant classic. A fair measure of the show’s creative success can doubtless be attributed to DeKnight, who said he was trying to push Marvel’s comfort zone, and therefore made many unique storytelling moves.

For instance: The show’s major villain, Wilson Fisk (essayed by the truly brilliant Vincent D’Onofrio), was originally supposed to be introduced in the first episode, but DeKnight rather boldly pushed him back to the very end of the third episode-hour to more effectively build suspense around the character . . . and boy, did that work! When he debuted on screen—looking at a painting in stark silence, no less—the energy level for this viewer was palpable!

I watched two more installments yesterday, in fact, and they do indeed get better and better. D’Onofrio gets better and better, too. There’s one scene where he, shall we say, “gets rid” of an accomplice. It is truly head-turning time. Breathtaking!

Petrie and Ramirez will hopefully not alter too many ingredients in this winning show, especially since Season One is so superb.

TAKING THE D TRAIN --- Lakeshore Records will release The D Train – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 5th, and on CD May 26, 2015. The album features an original score by Grammy-winning songwriter Andrew Dost; classic tracks by bands including INXS, Foreigner, The Vapors, Quarterflash, Mr. Mister, and Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD); and the original song “A Million Stars,” performed by Andy McCluskey (OMD), Rob Kroehler (Ladylike), Jack Antonoff (fun.) and Andrew Dost (fun.).

"The directors Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul, absolutely had a clear vision,” said Dost. “They knew right away that they wanted a synthesizer-driven, John Hughes-esque score. We tried a few different ideas, anyway –a vintage Western, Ennio Morricone-style sound, for example—but when we landed back on the synthesizers, we knew it was the way to go.”

Dost is a songwriter who has recently begun shifting his focus to composing for film and television. He grew up in northern Michigan playing in concert bands, brass and percussion ensembles, punk bands, and jazz bands—learning all the while how to play any instrument he could find. He attended Central Michigan University, where he wrote a musical and began touring.

After years of traveling in Anathallo, he co-founded the band fun. fun. toured extensively on their first album, Aim and Ignite, but it was their sophomore effort, Some Nights, that finally garnered mainstream success.

The plot of the film is as follows: All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change if he can convince Oliver Lawless (James Marsden)—the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign—to show up with him at their class reunion.

A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to L.A. and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. He gets more than he bargains for, though, as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marden's most intoxicating performances to date, The D Train serves up that immortal question: How far would you go to be popular? The movie also co-stars Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor, and is set to open on May 8.

PHILANTHROPIST NY TIMES -- New York City Icon Jean Shafiroff was written about last weekend in a great  New York Times article.

“You need to be a team leader,” said Jean Shafiroff in the story, a philanthropist who runs eight charitable galas a year in New York City and the Hamptons. “If someone has done the job, you need to give them a leadership role and give them enough autonomy to do the work.”

Ms. Shafiroff’s events range in size and scope. The summer gala for the Southampton Hospital raised a total of $5.4 million over the three years she headed the event. Others have more modest goals like the New York Women’s Foundation, which raised over $870,000 at its gala last year.

Not all events raise even that much money. Mrs. Shafiroff works endlessly year round to help her charities reach their goals.

Very interesting read on the world of fundraising for great causes.

CLOSING NOTES --- Just a quick note to let you know that ten-time international songwriting award-winner Jessi Teich (pronounced “Teach”) hit a major milestone this week in her hometown of Philadelphia when “Sunday Morning,” from the New Jersey-native’s stylish new Paris-recorded album, Twisted Soul (Madame Freak Records), landed at No. 1 this week on taste maker jazz station WRTI-FM’s (90.1) listener-voted “Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.”

“I’m really glad that someone’s doing something that’s real jazz, that’s fresh and new,” says WRTI program director Maureen Malloy. “It’s things like these that are going to get young people interested in the jazz genre.”

Tonight's Bruce Jenner/Diane Sawyer interview on ABC-TV should be quite the ratings stunner. I'm behind him 100% and applaud him . . . remember, tolerance is the word here . . .

Legendary-remix man Glenn Friscia is plotting a major industry comeback next month. Stay tuned . . .

Saw the cast of Something’s Rotten on Today earlier; my God, their second song, “Will Power” sounded like something from Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic Jesus Christ Superstar. Aren't there any original ideas anymore? …

On a very sad note, we are as stunned and saddened as everyone else upon learning that 19-year-old Sawyer Sweeten—who played one of Deborah and Ray Barone’s three children, along with his twin brother Sullivan Sweeten and older sister Madylin Sweeten, on the popular TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond—has apparently taken his own life. The tragic news is said to have devastated the entire cast from Raymond, all of which remains with us except for the late great actor Peter Boyle (who played the grandfather Frank Barone and passed away in December 2006 from heart disease at the age of 71). What a difference there is between the loss of someone who is 71 and someone who is 19. It has become almost trite at this point to say that there are no words—but there really aren’t any, other than “Rest In Peace.” We send our total condolence and sympathy to the Sweeten family; the Everybody Loves Raymond family; and to any of us whose lives have been touched by the laughter and joy that Sawyer played a part in bringing to us through the show. With thoughts of Van Morrison’s “Have I Told You Lately” in mind, we think everyone should reach out and tell someone they know that they love them. Never underestimate how much that might mean to someone, family or friend . . .

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Jean Shafiroff

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff looked stunning even in the cold New York City weather, as she attended Zang Toi's party for the Human Right's Foundation at the famed designers showroom.

Mrs. Shafiroff was in fashion wearing Zang Toi.

Saturday, January 24, 2015



Jean Shafiroff And Anne Hathaway

Penelope Ann Miller And Illiana Douglas

Peter Mark Richman And Sally Kirkland

Alina Buscau And Nikolette Noel

Jean Shafiroff And Nastassja Kinski

Stephanie And Gary Busey

Kate Barker-Froyland And Thomas Froyland

Jean Shafiroff And Lionel Richie

Noted philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a screening and dinner in celebration of the film Song One and in recognition of The New York Women’s Foundation in California.

Guests gathered at the CAA Screening Room in Los Angeles from 7.15pm for a special screening of Song One, where the film’s writer and director Kate Barker-Froyland and lead actress Anne Hathaway welcomed the audience. The screening was followed by a private seated dinner from 9:00pm at the new Palm Restaurant Beverly Hills. Singer Lionel Richie, made a surprise appearance at the restaurant and was approached for selfies by Song One star Anne Hathaway, and the film’s musicians Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice.

Attendees included host Jean Shafiroff along with actress Anne Hathaway, Adam Shulman, Kate Barker-Froyland, Thomas Froyland, Lionel Richie, Susan Blakely, Billy Zane, Gary Busey, Rebecca Dayan, Illeana Douglas, Nastassja Kinski, Heather Matarazzo, Penelope Ann Miller, Ben Platt, Tony Revolori, Peter Mark Richman, Dominique Swain, Jess Weixler, and Madeline Zima.

The event raised awareness and support of The New York Women’s Foundation, a cross-cultural alliance of women serving as a voice for women and a force for change. For more information visit

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist who is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources and sits on the board of seven charities. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home, including New York Women’s Foundation, Southampton Hospital, NYC Mission Society, Southampton Animal Shelter, and French Heritage Society. In tandem with her philanthropic responsibilities, Jean has also hosted events in honor of the entertainment industry both in New York and Los Angeles.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Jean Shafiroff

Daniel Boulud And Herb Karlitz

Karlitz & Company CEO Herb Karlitz hosted a special chef-filled evening to toast Citymeals-on-Wheels and his culinary marketing agency’s 25th Anniversary at Ginny’s Supper Club on Tuesday.

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff along with Marcus Samuelsson, Francois Payard, Elizabeth Falkner, Scott Conant, Frank Pellegrino, Dino Gatto, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Daniel Boulud were among the stars in attendance. The evening featured a bar filled with 25-year-old vintage wines and champagne from Karlitz’s personal cellar, a selection of signature cocktails, buffet dinne, meatballs from Rao’s and Red Rooster and √©clairs from Francois Payard. Karlitz presented a check to Citymeals Board Co-President Daniel Boulud and Director of Partnership & Events Robyn Stein.

Karlitz also announced that the upcoming Harlem EatUp! Festival, which he co-founded with Marcus Samuelsson, will help benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels and Harlem Park to Park. Over 150 guests including Ray Isle, Allen Salkin, Steve Aiello, Nicole Noonan and Steven Knobel turned out for the special evening. For more information, visit and

Photos By: Patrick McMullan 

Thursday, January 15, 2015



Jean Shafiroff

Elegant Jean Shafiroff writes about philanthropist Leonard Lauder for AVENUE MAGAZINE this month. This is quite a interesting read about one of New York City's wonderful residents. You can view the story HERE.

Leonard Lauder
In the story, Mrs. Shafiroff talks about how in April, Lauder made international headlines when he announced his enormous pledge of $1.1 billion dollars of Cubist Art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lauder donated 78 works by great artists such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Leger to one of New York’s most famous museums. Moreover, he pledged to continue donating additional acquisitions of Cubist Art. His objective was to fill the gap in the Museum’s own collection. Lauder wanted his gift to be “transformative ” and was quoted as saying “it will catapult them into the 21st century.”

Very behind the scenes story on one of New York City's beloved icons.

Photos Courtesy Of: Patrick McMullan/RD/Leon/Retna

Friday, January 02, 2015


Jean And Martin Shafiroff

One of our Times Square Gossip Palm Beach photographers, spotted philanthropists Jean and Martin Shafiroff at the Breakers in Palm Beach celebrating the holiday season.

 The happy couple were seen all over the sunshine state including the Famed Mar A Lago celebrating.

Photo By: Joel Yurasko

Monday, December 22, 2014


Jean Shafiroff

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted an intimate holiday lunch on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at Michael’s New York for friends including Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Richard Johnson, Geoffrey Bradfield, Hunt Slonum, Sharon Bush, Lord William Cavendish, Liliana Cavendish, Christopher Pape, Felicia Taylor, Catherine Sabino of Gotham Magazine, Randi Schatz of Avenue, Ann Rapp, Lee Fryd and Rita Cosby. A donation on behalf of each guest was made in honor of New York Women’s Foundation and its support services for exploited, harassed and domestically trafficked girls and women.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Jean Shafiroff

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Humane Awards Luncheon was held recently with Master of Ceremonies Chuck Scarborough, at 42nd Street Cipriani.

Jean Shafiroff was seen wearing a black and pink flowered silk dress by Carolina Herrera.

About the ASPCA

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the Nation's leading voice for animals. Mare than 2 million supporters strong, the ASPCA 's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a nonprofit organization, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty community outreach and animal health services. For more information visit and be sure to follow the ASPCA on facebook, twitter and pinterest.