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Thursday, March 08, 2018



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Master Of Ceremonies Jean Shafiroff

Wendy Wade With Nancy Houghton

Jeri Powell
Philanthropist and Author Jean Shafiroff Served as Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening at the 66th Annual New York Junior League Winter Ball at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The evening also featured an awards presentation by New York Junior League (NYJL) President Suzanne E. Manning, who presented the NYJL Outstanding Sustainer Award to Nancy Houghton and Wendy Wade, and the NYJL Outstanding Volunteer Award to Mary Catherine Burdine, Katie Cook, Nicole Ferrin, Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone, and Kim Essency Pillari. The Riviera Romance themed fundraiser raised more than $530,000 for NYJL Charitable Activities.

Jean Shafiroff With Jessica DeSantes, Jeri Powell And Ashley Ma

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist, Author and 2018 Winter Ball Master of Ceremonies; Suzanne E. Manning, President, New York Junior League; Kim Essency Pillari; Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone; Nicole Ferrin; Katie Cook; Mary Catherine Burdine; Wendy Wade; and Nancy Houghton.

Jean Shafiroff With Suzanne Manning

Natalie & Eric Ross With Dr. Penny Grant

Mary Catherine Burdine
The Winter Ball was attended by more than 600 guests. Proceeds help support the charitable works of the NYJL. The NYJL has been helping build a brighter tomorrow for children and families in New York City since 1901. Today, the NYJL is more than 2,800 volunteers strong and provides more than 250,000 hours of service to the community each year. The NYJL seeks to strengthen the health and well-being of the children and families of New York through five distinct program areas—Adult Education & Mentoring, Child Health & Welfare, Children’s Education, City Impact, and Culture & the Arts.


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 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 Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays, and is 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, Hello, Hola, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, Huffington Post, among others.

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.

Thursday, December 07, 2017


Gayle King

Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb And Gayle King were photogrpahed at L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Celebration at The Pierre Hotel in New York City last night.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Jean Shafiroff With Victor De Souza

Spotted: Glamorous socialite and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff with fashion designer, Victor dE Souza at The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) luncheon at the Pierre Hotel recently.

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) was established in 1875 as the first child protection agency in the world. Since its incorporation 140 years ago, The NYSPCC has investigated more than 650,000 cases on behalf of over 2,000,000 children. The NYSPCC has also educated over 50,000 professionals who work with children on how to identify and report suspected child abuse and neglect. 

For more information on the work of the NYSPCC go to

Photo By: Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan

Friday, May 06, 2016


Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker was in fashion at the 2016 Outstanding Mother Awards sponsored by The National Mother’s Day Committee at The Pierre Hotel last night in New York City.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff , the glamorous philanthropist and author of SUCCESSFUL PHILANTHROPY : HOW TO MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT YOU GIVE, was spotted at the Boy' and Girls' Towns of Italy Gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City recently.

 Ms. Shafiroff wore a beautiful red silk embroidered Oscar de la Renta gown. The gown had a distinct Chinese flair to it.

The Boys’ & Girls’ Towns of Italy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 whose mission is to help young people take responsibility for their community and develop into self-confident, creative, and accountable adults . For more information go to

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Honors Juan Pablo Molyneux And Champagne Taittinger

Photos By: Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan

Martin And Jean Shafiroff

Anne And Willian Van Ness

French Heritage Society (FHS) honored Juan Pablo Molyneux and Champagne Taittinger, represented by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, with a festive Gala Dinner Dance at The Pierre Hotel. The Gala included an elegant dinner with music and dancing to the sounds of The Bob Hardwick Sound, and raised over $340,000. 

Deborah And Chuck Royce

Prem Lachman & Liz McDermott
The event was held under the High Patronage of His Excellency Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the U.S., His Excellency François Delattre, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; The Honorable Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York; and Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, and in the presence of FHS Chairman Elizabeth F. Stribling and FHS President Comte Denis de Kergorlay, and the Gala Chairman CeCe Black, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Kazie Metzger Harvey, Ursula Lowerre, Liz McDermott, Deborah Royce, Jean Shafiroff and Ann Van Ness. The Comité d’honneur includes Princess Isabelle De Broglie, Baron Robert de Rothschild, Comte and Comtesse François Saint-Bris, and many more notable individuals.

A cocktail reception preceded the dinner where Mrs. Stribling welcomed guests as the starters degustation were served. In light of the terrors in Paris this past week, the evening band played the French national anthem while the entire room stood in "solidarité and fraternité" with Paris.

FHS President Comte Denis de Kergolay thenspoke about the fundamental relationship between America and France, who are "brothers in arms" before introducing the first honoree Juan Pablo Molyneux as an "ambassador of beauty and art." Mr. Molyneux accepted his award saying, "Without old buildings, I'd simply be a talker and a dreamer" before toasting "my dear Mr. Taittinger." Mrs. Stribling then returned to introduce Mr. Taittinger who accepted by commenting that he will be an "ambassador for fidelity and friendship between the two countries and a faithful son to these two ideas." He then toasted Mr. Molyneux before gifting Mrs. Stribling with a book on Champagne. After a short break, Mrs. Black introduced auctioneer Nicholas Lowry whoraised funds towards the restoration of Monticello, and towards the funding of the FHS Student Program.

Following the dinner the guests moved to the dance floor, where The Bob Hardwick Sound had all the guests spinning and twirling around the dance floor.

Proceeds from the event support the important work FHS does to raise and make grants to restore French architectural gems in both countries, and to educate students, young professionals and the general public about these historic treasures through its cultural educational programs and communications.

The New York Chapter Co-Chairmen are Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt and Guy N. Robinson. 

The Benefit Committee includes Elizabeth F. Stribling, Comte Denis de Kergorlay, Irene Aitken, Tina & Simon Beriro, Baroness Véronique Bich, Baroness Laurie Bodor, J. Brooks, Yann Coatanlem, Zita Davisson, Baron and Baronne de Laroullière, Comtesse Elizabeth de Kergorlay, Barbara de Portago, Christian Draz, John & Carole French, Michael Kovner, Margo Morton Langenberg, Kamie & Richard Lightburn, Pilar Molyneux, Anne & Charles Niemeth, Charles Royce, Stanley & Betty Deforest Scott, and Donald & Barbara Tober. 

Additional guests included: Irene Aitken, Janine Atamian, Christopher Attard, Nefissa Attard, Lee Black, Liliana Cavendish, Fang Chu, Shannon Dishman, Elisa Fredrickson, Mark Gilbertson, Dr. Penny Grant, R. Couri Hay,Cherry Huang, Emilie Jackson, Cheri Kaufman, Konrad Keesee, Roy Kean, Diane Labouisse, Valerie Lettan, Kamie Lightburn, Susan Madden, Chris and Grace Meigher, Kristi McCarthy, Mary McFadden, Barbara and Francis de Marneffe, Judy McLaren, Polly Onet, Ann Rapp Barbara and Peter Regna, Alan Salz, Martin Shafiroff, Thomas Shiah, Patricia Shiah, Sheri Wechsler and Paul Vigue

The French Heritage Society was founded in 1982 as a two way street for Americans and French to share their love of historic architecture. FHS has contributed to almost 500 restoration grants and helped secure almost $18 million dollars for historic monuments, buildings and gardens in every department in France and to properties in the United States that reflect France’s historic influence. In 2014, FHS awarded more than $530,000 in restoration grants. French Heritage Society intervenes to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream and create. There are 12 Chapters of the Society throughout the United States and one in Paris.

Saturday, May 09, 2015



Jean Shafiroff

The Horticultural Society of New York held their 18th Annual New York Flower Show Dinner Dance at the Pierre Hotel recently. Twenty-five of the tri-state area’s premier floral, fashion and interior designers transformed the Pierre Hotel’s ballroom into spectacular garden. Each designer paid tribute to some of the most notable gardens in the world with their visionary tablescapes.

The Horticulture Society, along with some of New York City’s most influential socialites and designers, enjoyed a black tie dinner dance amidst the towering floral tabletop displays. During the gala, The Hort recognized Robert Couturier, legendary architect and decorator, and Barbara Israel, distinguished antique garden ornament dealer and author.

Founded in 1900, and incorporated in 1902, with J. P. Morgan, Louis C. Tiffany, and J.J. Phelps among its earliest members, the goal of the Horticultural Society was to further the love and knowledge of horticulture through informative monthly meetings, formal lectures and seasonal flower shows.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014


Dionne Warwick

Kelly Rutherford

Harry Conick Jr.

Pierce Brosnan

Taryn Manning

The stars came out for the 20th Ovarian Cancer Research Fund's Legends Gala at The Pierre Hotel tonight in New York City.