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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ COUTURE COUNCIL MUSEUM OF FIT

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HIGH FASHION

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff And Valerie Steele



In collaboration with The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT), board member and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Angela Dotson co-chaired a luncheon honoring Narciso Rodriguez with the 2018 Artistry of Fashion Award at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The award ceremony and luncheon raised in excess of $850,000 to benefit The Museum at FIT. The fashion industry’s top editorial voices, visionaries, plus distinguished and aspiring designers were all in attendance at the award ceremony that has, traditionally, welcomed the arrival of the Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week every year.

Ariadna Vera Bustindui With Jean Shafiroff And Leticia Presutti


Jean Shafiroff And Fern Mallis



Ann Rapp
Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Narciso Rodriguez, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, Angela Dotson, Dr. Valerie Steele, Glenda Bailey, Olivia Palermo, Martha Stewart, Ariadna Vera Bustindui, Jessica Seinfeld, Thom Brown, Julie Macklowe, Hamish Bowles, Ken Downing, Linda Fargo, Nicole Fischelis, Akiko Fukai, Pamela Golbin, Josie Natorie, Victor dE Souza, Fern Mallis, Kamie Lightburn, Patricia Mears, Suzy Menkes, Caroline Milbank, David Patrick Columbia, Hal Rubenstein, Leticia Presutti, Fe Fendi, Pj Pascual, Valerie Simpson, NY State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Ann Rapp, Ernest Schmatolla, Marilyn Kirschner, Elizabeth Musmanno, B. Michael, Yaz Hernandez, Liz Peek, Eleanora Kennedy, Stephanie March, Audrey Gruss, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.


Jean Shafiroff And Narciso Rodriguez


As a volunteer fundraiser, leader, and spokesperson for several charitable causes, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff shares the sentiment that Narciso Rodriguez is truly deserving of the 2018 Artistry of Fashion award. There is a correlation between Shafiroffs committment to female empowerment and Rodriguez’s empowering fashion designs. He designs clothing for women to make them feel strong and beautiful whether it be a power lunch, a boardroom meeting or to stand equally alongside a man in a suit. As a powerful women, philanthropist, volunteer fundraiser and chairwoman for notable causes, Jean found his designs and the message they uphold noble. Jean, herself, is a connoisseur of timeless style and elegant gala fashion supporting up-and-coming as well as established fashion designers.

Angela Dotson


The 2018 Couture Council Award Ceremony began with cocktails on the terrace of the David H. Koch Theater. Following the lively cocktail hour, guests entered the theater’s promenade for a three-course lunch, catered by Olivier Cheng. The terrace was decorated and designed with beautiful floral arrangements by Bronson van Wyck of Van Wyck & Van Wyck event production company.

Jean Shafiroff And Rebecca Seawright



Board member and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff of The Couture Council at MFIT is committed to conserving the extraordinary collections at The Museum at FIT, the only museum dedicated to the art of fashion. The Couture Council‘s contributions have made it possible for the museum to mount world-class exhibitions that educate and inspire, to build and conserve the extraordinary collections, and to organize free public programs that serve the Fashion Institute of Technology‘s 10,000 students, as well as the general public.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF & GREG KELLY @ LPGA FOUNDATION

Jean Shafiroff



Jean & Martin Shafiroff



On September 1,2018, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Foray Golf hosted cocktails for approximately 100 people at Foray Gold in Southampton, New York . The party was specifically held in support of the LPGA Foundation.
Jean Shafiroff With Greg Kelly


Jean Shafiroff, With Rebecca Seawright And Megan LaMothe




Established in 1991, the LPGA Foundation supports women and young people through programs and initiatives aimed at empowering them through the game of golf. Since its founding, The LPGA Foundation has touched more than 300,000 lives through various scholarship and financial assistance programs, along with its flagship junior golf program, LPGA & USGA Girls Golf which has established The LPGA Foundation as a leader in the golf industry in youth initiatives.


If anyone is wondering about different outfits, one is for fashion, the other for golfing. Only in the Hampton's kiddies!


Photos By:  Sean Zanni For Patrick McMullan And Getty Images

Sunday, September 02, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF & REBECCA SEAWRIGHT IN PINES

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FIRE ISLAND PINES LBGTQ FETE
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Jean Shafiroff On Fire Island



Philanthropist and author, Jean Shafiroff and NY State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright took a trip to The Pines on Fire Island in support of the LBGTQ community.


Jean Shafiroff And Rebecca Seawright


Jean Shafiroff With Bill Kapfer, Judith Kasen-Windsor And Rebecca Seawright



 The trip included stops to two charity events ,one for the Human Rights Commission and the other Callen- Lorde. Both charities work on the rights the LBGTQ community. At the Callen-Lorde event , Jean Shafiroff was asked to speak to the crowd on human rights - and specifically the rights of the LBGTQ community. For more information on the Human Rights Campaign and Callen-Lorde go to websites HRC and Callen-lorde.


Photos By Krista Kennell: Patrick McMullan & Getty Images

Friday, July 06, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL FETE

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HAMPTONS IN FULL SWING

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff And Martin Shafiroff



Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail reception on Saturday June 30, 2018 to kick off Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 60th Annual Summer Party.


Jane Scher & Alex Donner
Summer Party Honorees John Catsimatidis and Bruce Mosler, Junior Chair Caitlin Diebold O’Connell, and Hospital team Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer, Steve Bernstein, Chief Development Officer, and Ken Wright, Chairman of Southampton Hospital Association, helped greet friends and supporters including U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Greg Kelly and his wife Judith Grey, and Southampton Village Mayor Michael Irving and his wife Ellen Irving.


Jean Shafiroff With Carolyn Maloney And Rebecca Seawright


John Catsimatidis With Margo Catsimatidis



Jean Shafiroff is known for her leadership in raising money for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 she served as the Summer Party Event Chair, which collectively raised more than five million dollars. Midway through the celebration Jean described how passionate she is about the Hospital. She introduced Ken Wright who spoke before Bob Chaloner and finally Dr. Darin Wiggins.

Missy Hargraves



Wendy & Bruce Mosler With Jean Shafiroff & Bob Chaloner



The celebration was held at the new Southampton waterfront home of the Shafiroffs, and attendees including last year’s Summer Party honorees Marigay McKee and Bill Ford, Lady Liliana and Lord William Cavendish, Melanie and John Wambold, Missy Hargrove, Randi Schatz, Laura and Jim Freidman, Byron Wien, Dr. William Gibbs, and Dr. Apostolos Tassiopoulos and his wife Yianna Tassiopoulos, Jane Scher and Dr. Gary Rombough, and Barbara and Richard Solomon mingled and enjoyed canapes while listening to music performed by Alex Donner.

Ellen Irving And Michael Irving


Steven Karpf With Barbara Karpf



The 60th Annual Summer Party will take place on Saturday, August 4th between 6:30pm and 11pm under the air-conditioned tents at the corner of Wickapogue and Old Town Road in Southampton.



The evening will benefit Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department, which is the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually. The tents will be completely transformed by the imagination and creativity of Lawrence Scott Events who will also provide an elegant catered dinner. Music will be by Groove Society. Guests will have access to an array of fabulous silent auction items, and a raffle with a $25,000 cash prize. Table sponsorships begin at $7,500 and tickets are $500 per person.

Randi Schatz With Lauren Day Roberts & Lucia Hwong Gordon



Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is recognized by the NYS Department of Health as a provisional Level III adult trauma center, the first one on Long Island’s East End. This designation enables the Hospital to provide care to the most critically injured patients. During the summer season when the regional population swells, it is even more critically important that trauma care be accessible close by. Faster treatment for trauma patients can mean the difference between life and death, so support for this essential service is vital



About Jean Shafiroff



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

Monday, May 07, 2018

JEAN SHAFIROFF HONORED FOR WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

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Annual Awards Ceremony Honored Eight Outstanding Women

Photos By: Patrick McMullan
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Jean Shafiroff



Jean Shafiroff With Rebecca Seawright




Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Democrat Representative from the Upper East Side, hosted her Third Annual Women’s Leadership Awards, honoring eight women whose activism and contributions to society have put women, and all New Yorkers, on a better path to get ahead, including philanthropist Jean Shafiroff who donated a copy of her book, Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give to all the attendees.



“We have chosen to recognize the women of today who are speaking up” Assembly Member Seawright said. “They work hard to put our communities on a better path every day and inspire others to do the same. From fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment and increased diversity in the workforce, advocating for affordable housing opportunities and more women leadership in elected office, and using their skills and expertise to bring the causes and organizations they support to the next level. These women have done it all.”



“I am so proud of the hard work and dedication of my fellow honorees,” Jean Shafiroff said. “Your leadership and generosity has truly made a difference in the lives you’ve touched. You demonstrate genuine leadership and philanthropy by turning your passion into action and give time, contributions, knowledge, and resources to the causes you care deeply about. I hope these awards challenge others to follow your lead and commit to true philanthropy to help us make the world a better place.”




This year, Assembly Member Seawright was proud to honor Marcy Syms, Founding Trustee and President of the Sy Syms Foundation and Chair of the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality, with the Carolyn Maloney Leadership Award. Each year, this award is presented to a woman who has been a leader in the community, demonstrates a strong concern for others and is a champion for women and women’s rights.



“As a leader of the ERA Coalition, it has been important to me to elect women candidates who believe in getting women recognized in the Constitution,” said Marcy Syms. “Carolyn Maloney has been our champion and role model for years and it is delightful to see Rebecca Seawright championing this issue and recognizing the contributions of other women leaders at this important awards ceremony.”



The evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies was Claire Buffie, a photographer, creative marketing strategist, and strong LGBTQ rights activist. In 2010, Claire represented New York State as Miss New York in the Miss America pageant and was the first contestant to champion a gay-rights platform. She traveled throughout the state, speaking to schools on behalf of PFLAG NYC, and partnered with Marriage Equality New York, and Empire State Pride Agenda, where she was the recipient of the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award for her fight for the eventual passage of marriage equality.



Seven women were awarded the 2018 Women Leadership Awards and the event included a panel discussion between awardees moderated by Judith Kasen-Windsor, 2017 award winner, top financial advisor, and LGBTQ activist and philanthropist. 2018 Award winners included:



Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist and Author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What you Give

Rena Andoh, Esq., Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLC

Doryne Isley, Portfolio Manager, Urban America

Tiffany Raspberry, President, York Group Associates

Marcia Dickstein Sudolsky, Founder and President, MDS Consulting and Tri-State Maxed Out Women

Dr. Kerry Walk, President, Marymount Manhattan College

Susan Warren, Philanthropist and Civic Leader


The Annual Women’s Leadership Awards was created in 2016 by Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright as a way to honor women who are role models in our community with their leadership, determination and resolve. The award winners are selected by the Friends of Rebecca Seawright Committee and must demonstrate a commitment to tackling pressing issues affecting our city and state, such as affordable housing, women’s equality, higher education, children in need and the representation of women in government. All awardees are inspirations to the community, the city and the State of New York.

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.

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.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

CAROLYN MALONEY WINS ELECTION BY LANDSLIDE

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ELECTION NEW YORK CITY

Photos By: James Edstrom
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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney And Rebecca Seawright



Democratic Vice-Chair Trudy L. Mason & Carolyn Maloney



Carolyn Maloney And Gail Brewer




My favorite friend and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney looked stunning at her victory party tonight. I just love this woman and her friends. You had Democratic Vice Chair Trudy L. Mason there, and New York's own  Rebecca Seawright who is heading to Albany to work for New Yorkers. Borough President of Manhattan Gale Arnot Brewer also was there to help celebrate.


I have never seen a election where my die hard Republican friends supported Democrats. But this was one election in New York City where they threw their support to Carolyn Maloney. They know and they understand that Carolyn Maloney works for everyone, not just her party. Congresswoman Maloney understands all the needs of New Yorkers.


Tonight Congresswoman Maloney had over 79% of the votes.Tonights votes were for all of New York and all the people.