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Wednesday, May 23, 2018




Stunning Jean Shafiroff

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) hosted its fifth annual “Collaborating for a Cure Luncheon” at the private Upper East Side residence of Susan Gutfreund in New York City. The event featured a fashion presentation from Fashion Icon Jason Wu, whose collection was showcased before a private audience, with all event proceeds benefiting the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

 Sharon Bush With Patricia Kluge

Susan Gutfreund With Marion Waxman And Pamela Morgan

Marjorie Baldinger With Chris Arlotta

Event Chairs included Pamela Morgan, and Marion Waxman, and Co-Chair Erica Linden-Fineberg. The Event Committee included Chris Arlotta, Sharon Bush, Maria Elena Christiansen, Denise De Luca, Boo Grace, Susan Gutfreund, Yaz Hernandez, Patricia Kluge, Jeanne Lawrence, Lauren Day Roberts, Barbara Tober, Marcy Whitman, and Karen Amster-Young.

Dr.Samuel Waxman

Patricia Kluge And Michele Herbert

Don Lemon
Notable attendees included  Marion Waxman, Samuel Waxman M.D., Jean Shafiroff, Erica Linden-Fineberg, William T. Sullivan, Maria Fishel, Don Lemon, Pamela Morgan, Michelle Herbert, Vicky Tiel, Carolyne Roehm, Regina Kravitz, Susan Rose, Hyewon Miller, Barbara Regna, Diane Chudnoff, Chris Arlotta, Harriet Gayle Raisin, Gail Prop, Barbara Tober, Chris Arlotta, Caroline Lieberman, Gale Sitomer,  Ingeborg Rennert, Lauren Day Roberts, Maria Elena Christiansen, Dr. Penny Grant, Marjorie Baldinger, Marlene Brown, Marcia Levine, Randi Schatz, Roy Fischer, Valerie Lettan, Yaz Hernandez, Nicole Salmasi, Nadia Eshaghpour, Maribel Lieberman, Laury Franks, Patricia Kluge, and David Salvatore.

Over 125 guests attended this sold out and best attended event. Dr. Samuel Waxman pointed out events such as the Luncheon are directed to cancer research. The newest initiative for the Foundation is addressing the growing incidence of cancer among people as they age by launching a funding program that supports teams of researchers with expertise in aging and cancer.

The elegant luncheon was catered by CxRA an awe-inspiring restaurant group dedicated to transforming each meal into a cherished memory, sparking a crave to return. white wine and special gin cocktail were donated by Palm Bay International, finishing off with specialty cupcakes by renowned Magnolia Bakery.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


CeCe Black With Jean Shafiroff And Sharon Bush

Stunning Jean Shafiroff attended The French Heritage Society (FHS) gala as they celebrated its 35th Anniversary with an “On the Riviera” themed cocktail dînatoire soirée, where they announced they will award 1.1 million dollars for 21 restoration projects throughout France and the United States in 2017.

Held at a private club in Manhattan, the event was presented by the Ambassador of France to the U.S. Gérard Araud, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations François Delattre and Mrs. Sophie L’Hélias-Delattre, Consul General of France in New York Ms. Anne-Claire Legendre, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States Mrs. Bénédicte de Montlaur and Mr. Keith Yazmir, and the soirée chairs CeCe Black, Jean Shafiroff, Ann Van Ness, Maureen M. Nash, Jay R. Paul, Xavier Flouret and Silvina Leone with New York Chapter Chairs, Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt and Guy N. Robinson.

Geoffrey Bradfield

A cocktail reception set to the music of The Bob Hardwick Sound commenced with passed hors d'oeuvres before an upscale buffet opened. Attendees then gathered in the main room to raise their glasses as Chairman of the Board, Elizabeth F. Stribling held a champagne toast to welcome guests. Following a brief introduction to the program, CeCe Black presented Brook Hazelton, President of Christie’s Americas, to start the evening’s auction. Supporters were given the opportunity to bid on three lots that included a lavish trip to Discover Paris and the French Riviera, dinner for four at Skybox at Daniel accompanied by two magnums of 2005 Chateau d’Yquem, and a trip to La Mamounia, the legendary 5-star palace hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Maud Leclair, a FHS Student Exchange Program intern at The Metropolitan Museum of Art expressed her great gratitude for the program, in her testimony stating, “I would not be here, without the support from French Heritage Society.” As the night proceeded, partygoers who were dressed from head-to-toe in 1920’s inspired clothing, were given an opportunity to contribute to FHS’ 35th Anniversary Restoration Grant for the Organgerie du Parc de Bagatelle as well as the FHS Student Exchange Program. They were also treated to a raffle and ended the night with music, coffee, and delectable desserts.

Notable guests included: Sharon Bush, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Lee Black, Michael Cox Witmer, Dr. Penny Grant, R. Couri Hay, Valerie Lettan, Judy McLaren, Martin Shafiroff, Jennifer Herlein, Michael Kovner, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, Shaune Arp, Veronique Bich, Geoffrey Bradfield, Yann Coatanlem, Lynn Finesilver Crystal, Ronald Lee Fleming, David B. Ford, John and Carole French, Alison Harmelin, Elizabeth Hartnett, Ursula and Paul Lowerre, Jeannie Rutherfoord, Sana Sabbagh, David Sadroff, and Betty and Stanley Scott.

The French Heritage Society

The French Heritage Society was founded in 1982 as a two-way street for Americans and French to share their love of historic architecture. 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. FHS has contributed to over 550 restoration grants and helped secure $19.5 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. There are 11 Chapters of the Society throughout the United States and Paris.

Photos By: Annie Watt

Saturday, July 15, 2017


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:

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Jean Shafiroff With Sharon Bush,Anka Palitz, Martin
Shafiroff And Catherine Saxton

SIGHTINGS -- Jean Shafiroff and Sharon Bush were spotted in Palm Beach having lunch with Catherine Saxton, Anka Palitz and Martin Shafiroff. The power group were dining at The Brazilian Court.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Ninth Annual Luncheon Seminar Raised Over $750,000

Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Ellen Scarborough And Chuck Scarborough

Grace Meigher With Sharon Bush And Nancy Silverman

Mariel Hemingway And Audrey Gruss

Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), the leading non-profit dedicated solely to advanced depression research, held its Ninth Annual Luncheon Seminar where they raised over $750,000 for advanced depression research.

Focusing on the topic "Alcoholism and Depression: Dual Diagnosis, Dual Treatment," the sold-out event honored Academy-Award nominated actress, writer and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway, as well as Caron Treatment Centers, who are leaders in the field of addiction treatment. Multi-platinum artist and actress Demi Lovato was also honored as a HOPE Ambassador for the younger generation for her commitment to mental health advocacy.

Yaz Hernandez And Lisa Klein

Margo Langenberg & Peter S. Paine III
Chuck Scarborough was Master of Ceremonies and he began the program by introducing Dr. Charles O'Brien, Professor of Psychiatry and Founding Director of the prestigious Center for Studies in Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. O’Brien shared the latest studies showing that treating co-occurring depression and alcoholism with naltrexone and an anti-depressant is the most effective way to achieve lasting recovery. Scarborough then introduced the Chair of HDRF’s acclaimed Depression Task Force, Dr. Huda Akil, who gave an update on research progress. She spoke of the significance of the HDRF’s unique, collaborative research, whereby a team of top brain scientists are pooling expertise and data to accelerate discovery. They have identified new genes and proteins that can point the way to potential new medications. Scarborough commented that the Depression Task Force is such a shining example of collaboration that he hoped to see an “’HCRF’ Task Force – Hope for Congress Research Foundation,” resulting in a ripple of laughter and applause.

Louisa Benton, Executive Director, then took the stage to stress HDRF’s mission to also increase depression awareness. She unveiled a brand new public awareness ad created with leading advertising agency McCann Humancare.

Demi Lovato appeared at the event via a video to accept HDRF’s recognition as an “Ambassador of HOPE for a New Generation” for her commitment to mental health awareness, speaking out about her own experience with depression and addiction, and being a role model for young people everywhere.

Audrey Gruss then introduced the HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy to Caron Treatment Centers, the oldest and largest not-for-profit addiction and behavior healthcare facility in the US. The Center's CEO Doug Tieman said, "79% of people were sober one year after treatment at Caron and 15% report improved quality of life."

Audrey Gruss then presented the HOPE Award to Mariel Hemingway, who accepted with a heartfelt speech that called for greater compassion around mental health issues. Many in the room were moved to tears by her personal story of overcoming the legacy of depression and alcoholism in her own famous family.

"I tell my story because it's not a unique story,” she said. “Although I come from one of the most famous American families, I grew up in a world of depression, addiction, and alcoholism. What people don’t understand is that depression is a brain problem and a life problem and it needs to be talked about.” The event ended with the audience lining up to receive personalized, signed copies of Mariel Hemingway’s new book released this year, Out Came the Sun.

The event co-chairs were: Jackie Drake, Peter Gregory, Kim Heirston, Eleanora Kennedy, Kristen Krusen, Margo Langenberg, Sylvia Martins-Niarchos, Peter S. Paine III and Coralie Charriol Paul. Additional guests included: Barbara Bancroft, Geoffrey Bradfield, Janna Bullock, Sharon Bush, Caroline Dean, Susan Gutfreund, Martin Gruss, William Flaherty, Mai Hallingby Harrison, Kim Heirston, Yaz Hernandez, Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, Petra Levin, Kamie Lightburn, Sharon Loeb, Jamee Gregory, Eleanora Kennedy, Karen LeFrak, Chris Mack, Grace Meigher, Ellen Scarborough, Scott Snyder and Veronica Webb.


HDRF's mission is to fund the most innovative neuroscience research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and other mood disorders – bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety disorder and suicide. In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force (DTF) – an outstanding collaboration of eight leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. These scientists have developed an unprecedented research strategy that integrates the most advanced knowledge in genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, and brain imaging. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real time, at the new HDRF Data Center. For more information, visit:

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Jean Shafiroff And Pamela Morgan

Jean Shafiroff And Sharon Bush

Jean Shafiroff along with Pamela Morgan and Sharon Bush enjoyed tea and St. John Knits fashion show for the Samual Waxman Cancer Research Foundation recently at the home of Andrea Stark.

Photos By: Rob Rich/Society Allure

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Jean Shafiroff Hosts New York City's Elite

Photos By: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff With Victor de Souza

Jean Shafiroff With Victor de Souza And Rita Cosby

Jean Shafiroff With Flo Anthony

Jean Shafiroff With John Mahdessian And Anne Rapp

Who would ever think hosting a cocktail party for many of New York's notables at a dry cleaner? Last week Jean Shafiroff and Victor de Souza did just that! Cocktails were held at Madame Paultette Dry Cleaners for 150 of New York's most fashionable and social set.

 Those attending included Rita Cosby, Tomaczek Bednarek,Sharon Bush, Flo Anthony, Roy Kean, Ann Rapp, Randi Schatz, Chris Papp, Dawne Marie Grannum, Montgomery Frazer, Paul Persuad and many others. Madame Paulette's owner, dry cleaner to New York's A list fashion set, John Mahdessian and his wife were also there to greet guests. Victor de Souza's preview of his Fall 2015 Collection will be showcased in Madame Paulette's windows for the next two weeks.

 To see more of Victor de Souza's fashions go to

Monday, March 17, 2014



Photos By: James Edstrom

Jean Shafiroff

Sharon Bush

Roy Kean With Ann Rapp

Chiu-Ti Jansen

Morgan O'Connor And Consuelo Costin

Dawne Marie Grannum

Cole Rumbough With Lucia Hwong Gordon

Dr. Penny Grant

Mission Society Youth Ambassadars

Maria Orengo And Lloyd Brown

Joy Marks

Valentino Carlotti

Bill Evans

Jean Shafiroff With Mayor David Dinkins

Charles Catherine With Alix Astir

Mayor David Dinkins With Dr. Maryse And Howard Selit

The New York City Mission Society’s Board of Directors and Champions for Children Gala Chairs, Lloyd W. Brown II, John U. Moorhead and Stanley H. Rumbough hosted the annual Champions for Children Gala at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York City. Honors went to Valentino D. Carlotti (Senior Partner at Goldman Sachs), Jean Shafiroff (Advocate and Philanthropist) and the Founders of the Sisulu-Walker Charter School of Harlem,  New York State’s first charter school, as presented by the corporate chair Barclays. WABC Television icon Bill Evans was the host for this grand event.

Sunday, August 21, 2011



Sharon Bush

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains along with Buddy Valastro, The Cake Boss, Ronnie Rothstein, Say Yes to the Dress, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Sharon Bush and Carmen Marc Valvo, couturier, attended the American Cancer Society's 'FESTIVE IN FLIP FLOPS' Inaugural Hamptons Summer Bash.

The event was Presented by Discovery Communications and Horizon Media.
The American Cancer Society’s Festive in Flip Flops was a fun evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing to music by The Touch, emceed by Mark Feuerstein, star of Royal Pains for 250 guests.

The beautiful fete was held at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Bridgehampton, New York, and we had a wonderful time chatting with the guests.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010



Southampton Hospital Summer Party
“An Enchanted Evening” Dazzles

Story By: Edward Callaghan

The Shafiroff Family

Lauren And Sharon Bush

Robert S. Chaloner With Governor David Paterson, Michelle Paterson, Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Barry Klarberg With Sara Herbert Galloway

Stunning Michelle Paterson With Governor Paterson

For one evening each summer, Wickapogue Road, once little more than a trail through farmland, takes on the look of Hollywood Boulevard as Lincoln Town cars, Bentleys and pricy vintage convertibles jockey for position to deposit guests for the Hamptons premiere social event of the season - the annual Southampton Hospital Summer Party. Part of the fun of this yearly fete is watching the guests stride across the lawn to the main tents – men in brightly colored jackets and the requisite Stubbs & Wooten slippers with their couture clad lovely ladies in eye popping colors that just shout summer and jewels pulled from the vault for this the party of the season. Now in its 52nd year titled “An Enchanted Evening”, the Southampton Hospital Summer Party proved once again why this gala continues to be the premiere event of the season with a major display of eye candy for fashionistas. Governor David Paterson (in a [ale blue summer suit worthy of Tennessee Williams) and our beautiful First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson in a sunflower yellow draped top and a gold brocade skirt , benefactors Jenny and John Paulson and event chair Jean Shafiroff welcomed more than 1000 guests to the Summer Party on Saturday, August 7th. Barclay’s Wealth served as Honorary Corporate Chair and Tiffany & Co. served as Honorary Jewelry Chair for the event which raised a historic $1.72 million to support the Hospital. On the receiving line, Jean Shafiroff dazzling in a strapless red Oscar de la Renta couture gown and a vintage diamond necklace and sapphire drop earrings from Tiffany & Co. and her over 30 Vice-Chairs accepted congratulations and thanks from the stylish crowd. There is no red carpet but the event arrivals always create the sizzle with both ladies and gents decked out in their brilliant summertime finery. Before going into cocktails and to check out the extraordinary silent auction prizes, we spotted scores of the East Ends’ most glam gals and stylish gents. Among these rara aves we spied Broadway husband and wife producing team Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley; the effervescent vice chair Cassandra Seidenfeld Lyster and her husband Robert Lyster in a handsome Paul Stuart coral blazer; more of our dear friends Robin Cofer and Dominick D’Alleva; Sphinx Music Organization’s Marshay Williams, stunning in black & white with husband Chris Williams; vice chair Nancy Stone resplendent in floaty orange chiffon and floral bolero with husband Dr. Martin Stone, a member of the Hospital Board, Rudy and Lydia Touzet; Sandra McConnell gorgeous in Luca Luc with the always debonair Chris Obetz.

Model John Brand With Governor David Paterson, Elizabeth Shafiroff And The Woodward Reports Brian Woodward

Ellen And Chuck Scarborough

Also we chatted with former chair Melanie Wambold wearing an aubergine Roberto Cavalli and her movie star good looking husband John (that’s what my girlfriends say); Jimmy Nederlander and wife Margo McNabb Nederlander in ruffled multi-colored Jackie Rogers; famed orthopedist Dr. John Hubbell and his beautiful wife Ali and the evening’s co-emcees Ellen and Chuck Scarborough. Once inside the tent, we ran into scores more happy supporters of the hospital including; Steven Bernstein, President of the Southampton Hospital Foundation; hoteliers Dede Gotthelf and Terry Moan; Myra and Frank Weiser; Carol Rohrig and Bill Finneran; Sara Padob; Susan Goldstein; Dr. Shawn Cannon who is now running the new residents program; our dear fiend Mildred C. Brinn; publisher Angela Anton; Sara Herbert Galloway and fiancé Barry Klarberg; Lucia Hwong Gordon; Jean Remmel Fitzsimmons who was honored later for her 25 years of leadership; legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham and vice chair Margo Catsimitidis with her husband supermarket mogul John, daughter Andrea and her fiancé Christopher Cox who is running for Congress- and another 900 +.lucky enough to snare the hot ticket of summer. The sold out gala “demonstrated the depth of the community’s commitment to our Hospital and its extraordinary staff” said hospital President and CEO Robert S. Chaloner. “We are so very grateful to Jean Shafiroff for engaging so many friends and supporters to celebrate the importance of high quality community health care.” Proceeds from the event support the operations of Southampton Hospital’s recently opened Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department. Summer Party guests gathered under the tents on Wickapogue Road in Southampton to dance to the music of The Alex Donner Orchestra enjoy a sumptuous buffet of braised short ribs, corn pudding, summer vegetables and mine pop in your mouth cupcakes by Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs and savor the creative Enchanted Evening theme designed by Tony Urrutia. Jenny Paulson dedicated the Paulson family’s recent gift of $5 million in memory of her late father. The Paulson’s gift enabled the hospital to nearly double the size of its existing Emergency Department which cares for more than 25,000 patients annually. The very modest Jean Shafiroff surrounded by family – husband Martin Shafiroff who head up Barclays Wealth Management, daughters Jacqueline and Elizabeth and her own father - was moving in sharing her amazing success with the team that she had built and attributed it all to teamwork on a massive scale. Kudos to Jean, Martin and the whole committee who created his historic record breaking event. With dinner over, Alex Donner cranked up the volume and kept the dance floor packed for the remainder of this enchanted evening. Southampton Hospital is affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and is a member of the East End Health Alliance. In 2010 the hospital was awarded the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for the second time and was recognized by The Healthcare Association of New York State with its Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety.

Photos By: James Edstrom