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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF & IVANA TRUMP @ LIFELINE NEW YORK

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HIGH SOCIETY @ LE CIRQUE

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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David Hryck With Jean Shafiroff



Ivana Trump With Bob Cenedella




Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine, hosted Lifeline New York’s 7th Annual Benefit Luncheon to raise funds for medical equipment for children's hospitals in Serbia at Le Cirque recently. Among the supporters were Jean Shafiroff, Ivana Trump, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Cheri Kaufman, Sharon Bush, artist Robert Cenedella and Kick Kennedy.




The event kicked off with a champagne reception where guests were served hor d'oeuvres. At the lunch, President of the Board, David Hryck, welcomed guests and introducing Event Emcee and Vice President Cheri Kaufman who introduced HRH Crown Prince Alexander who thanked his wife and attendees for their support.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia And Pamela Harper



Lucia Hwong Gordon
Prince Alexander introduced guest of honor, Douglas Jackson, PhD, JD, CEO of the Project C.U.R.E. Dr. Jackson, who partnered with HRH Crown Princess Katherine to donate 1.4-million dollars of medical sterilizers, then said “You don’t have to have money to change the world… do what you can do today,” before receiving a special recognition award from Lifeline New York. The lunch continued while internationally renowned guitar duo, Srdan Bulatovic and Darko Nikcevic entertained guests including Alice Weil Judelson, Liz Derringer, Dr. Christopher Calapai and Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale, by performing pieces inspired by the Balkans.

Princess Katherine of Serbia With Prince Alexander of Serbia And Jean Shafiroff





Sharon Bush & Kick Kennedy
Princess Katherine addressed guests and thanked her husband and everyone involved with the Lifeline Foundation saying “The last few months have been magnificent, and we raised more than $1,730,000 in medical equipment donations. Thanks to Dr. Jackson we were able to get new sterilizers for hospitals in Serbia for Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kraljevo, which are valued at 1.4 million dollars.” She went on to thank the Stavros S. Niarchos Charitable Organization for its donation of a mammography machine to Clinical Center Nis in Serbia worth $700,000. She then thanked the audience for all of their help and efforts in helping Serbia and their people.



Artist Robert Cenedella painted "Le Cirque - The First Generation," in 1998 that was originally hung at Le Cirque 2000, before the restaurant moved to its current location. "Le Cirque - The First Generation" depicts the elegance and spirit of one of the world’s most preeminent restaurants in its original setting. It is a visual feast, a family portrait including more than 100 celebrities and political habitu├ęs over the years such as Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Philip Roth, Paul Newman, Tony Randall, Sophia Loren, and Barbara Walters.

Barbara Winston With Geoffrey Bradfield, Wendy Diamond & Muna Rihani Al-Nasser




Lifeline New York works directly with the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation in Belgrade to provide critically needed humanitarian aid to the people of Serbia regardless of religion or ethnic origin, with a focus on aiding physically and mentally handicapped children, orphans and working with medical institutions to improve health care throughout the country.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS BASTILLE DAY @ LE CIRQUE

Jean Shafiroff




Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon for 40 guests on Thursday at Le Cirque Restaurant in New York City to honor the French on their national holiday.

Jean Shafiroff With Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia



Dawne Marie Grannum With Lee Fryd And Ann Rapp





George Gurley
During the luncheon, the hostess Jean Shafiroff, wearing a pink and yellow silk Zac Posen dress, toasted the French and then gave a short speech honoring the 86 people who lost their lives to terrorism in Nice on Bastille Day one year ago. She then spoke of the need for our country to unite and avoid fighting with one another during these difficult times. She said our enemies would want to see us fighting with one another so that we would weaken as a nation. Jean then repeated the famous quote, "United we stand, divided we fall", a saying originally attributed to Aesop but then later used by several leaders in the United States including Abraham Lincoln. Ms.Shafiroff announced that she would give a donation to the French Heritage Society in honor of the French and her guests. She has been a board member of the French Heritage Society for approximately 6 years.

Larry Kasier With Geoffrey Bradfield, Craig Dix & Frederico Wasserman


Lieba Nesis With Michele Herbert




Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on July 14, 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. By capturing this symbol the people signaled that the king's authority should be limited by a separation of powers.

Cassandra Seidenfeld With Maggie Norris & Lee Fryd



Jean Shafiroff With Marco Maccioni, Sharon Bush & Margo Langenberg




Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, fashion designers Zang Toi, Maggie Norris, Frederick Anderson and Victor de Souza, best-selling author Nina Burleigh, NY Times feature writers George Gurley and Darold Cuba, Sharon Bush, international decorator Geoffrey Bradfield, writer Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Rachel Hirschfeld, Craig Dix, Larry Kaiser, Michele Herbert, Janna Bullock, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Lee Fryd, Natalie Ross and Margot Langenberg .



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.


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 particularly 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 Southampton Animal Shelter. 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, Southampton Animal Shelter, Surgeons of Hope, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, and Animal Zone International.



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



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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

JEAN SHAFIROFF'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON

Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri Of Yugoslavia





Jean Shafiroff, Prominent Philanthropist and Author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted her annual holiday luncheon at Michael’s on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Some 45 invitees attended the luncheon, which was held in honor of the New York City Mission Society. In true holiday spirit, Shafiroff made a generous donation to the charity in honor of the attending guests. Shafiroff serves as a board member of the NYC Mission Society, which is a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in New York City's most underserved communities.



Attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Geoffrey Bradfield, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Rachel Hirschfeld, Margo Langenberg, Margo Vonderstaar Catsimatidis, Roy Kean, Randi Schatz, Victor de Souza, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Lee Fryd, Carole Bellidora Westfall, Edgar Batista, Catherine Sabino, Debra Halpert, Diane Clehane,  Ernest Schmatolla and Francine LeFrak.



The event took place in the in the restaurant’s Garden Room, which was adorned with holiday themed floral decorations. Guests enjoyed a Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad, Parmesan, Gremolata for the first course, followed by a Pan-Seared Salmon, French Lentils, Fennel Slaw, Citrus Sauce main course, and a selection of Michael’s Cookies for dessert. This is the fourth year Shafiroff has organized the event.



Jean Shafiroff’s book Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, published by Hatherleigh Press, Ltd. in 2016, serves as a practical guide for both the aspiring and seasoned philanthropist. A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Shafiroff’ 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, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations.