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Thursday, January 25, 2018



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff

Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Philanthropists Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a cocktail soiree for over 100 guests themed, BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES, that toasted The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) at their Park Avenue home.

Jean Shafiroff greeted guests including Geoffrey Bradfield, Rachel Atcheson, Community Liaison Officer – Animal Welfare, Office of the Mayor of New York City, Erik Bottcher and JD Thompson, Craig Dix, Irene Michaels, and designers Zang Toi and Victor de Souza, who all donned blue attire to support the events theme and match Jean who was dressed in a vinyl blue two-piece outfit by Courrèges before changing into a gown designed by Caroline Elenowitz. All guests enjoyed champagne and hors d'oeuvres catered by Cornelia Guest. 

Victor de Sousa And Ann Rapp

Jean Shafiroff & Zang Toi
Midway through the event, SASF Honorary Board Member Jean Shafiroff, SASF Board President Clifton Knight and SASF Executive Director Jerry Rosenthal thanked guests for attending, and for their continued commitment to the Shelter. Knight thanked Martin and Jean Shafiroff, stating, "Jean has been like a Joan of Arc for our Shelter. Without her support we would not be operating." He then said that, "as a result of the training work, we are able to do our adoption rate is up to 98%. This is unsurpassed by any shelter on the East End. We take in all animals, no matter the condition - all the orphans and all the tough cases, and our adoption rate is through the roof." Shafiroff has chaired the shelter's annual summer Unconditional Love Gala the past five years and has raised over $4-million for the Foundation. Jean Shafiroff is on the Honorary Board and was the Honoree of the 2017 Unconditional Love Gala. “Everything in philanthropy is a group effort," said Jean. "Nothing happens in a vacuum. We all work together and without collective support, volunteers, love, and adoptions, the success of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation wouldn’t be possible.

Mitchell Modell And Ray Bouderau

Mitch Modell, CEO, Modell's Sporting Good then started a surprise live auction on a priceless package for two people to travel with the Brooklyn Nets on the team plane, stay at the team hotel and then return to New York with the team after having watched the game from premium seating. The winner was Ray Bouderau who bid $10,000 for the experience, which will be donated to the Shelter. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation's Ninth Annual Unconditional Love Gala will be held on July 21st, 2018. For more information, please visit the Foundations website at

Lucia Hwong Gordon With Flo Anthony

Additional supporters included, Flo Anthony, Edgar Batista, Ray Boderau, Nina Burleigh, Darold Cuba, Craig Dix, Scott Elkins, Joseph Fichera, Renee Schlather, Montgomery Frazier, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Larry Kaiser, Roy Kean, Steven Knoble, Robert Lohman, Jennifer Miller, Nicole Noonan, Barbara and Ken Poliwoda, Ann Rapp, Paola and Arnie Rosenshein, Jerry Rosenthal, Natalie Ross, Randi Schatz, Patricia Shiah, and Felicia Taylor.

Friday, January 05, 2018


Jean Shafiroff In Fashion

Jean Shafiroff And Victor de Souza

Recently Philanthropist and Stye Icon JEAN SHAFIROFF surprised guests in a massive "broken mirrors" couture gown and matching 'broken mirrors" gloves at the NY Botanical Gardens Winter
Wonderland Gala. The edgy pale lilac mirrored ballgown was designed by Harlem based fashion designer Victor dE Souza.

About the NY Botanical Gardens

The New York Botanical Garden is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs. For more information go to

Photo Courtesy Of:  BFA Photos

Friday, October 20, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff With Ernie Anastos

Victor De Souza And Justin Lujan

New York Lifestyles Magazine hosted a party celebrating author, philanthropist and September cover star Jean Shafiroff. The invitation-only event took place at the Jue Lan Club restaurant.

David Arquilla

Notable attendees included Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Ernie Anastos, Bo Dietl, Arlene Lazare, Allen Lazare, Bill Mason, Carol Wilkinson, Craig Dix, Frederick Anderson, Simona Gjokikj, Shameda Shah, George Wayne, Alyson Cariefo, Lauren Levison, Victor de Souza, Justin Lujan, Scott Elkins, Missy Hargraves, David Arquilla, Shannon Hales, Dawne Marie Grannum, Jonathan LeWinter, Diane Kirksey, Katlean DeMonchy, Lee Fryd, Flo Anthony, Dara Mirjahangiry and Frederico Wasserman.

Missy Hargraves

Dawne Marie Grannum

Bo Dietl
In her cover story interview for the publication, Jean speaks at length on the importance of teaching younger generations the value in giving to others. “One of the greatest gifts parents can give to their children is to teach them the importance of philanthropy and helping people and animals in need,” she tells the publication. Jean also discusses the importance of teachers and parents educating children on the value of giving at home and in school, and of early involvement in appropriate community service activities for children of all ages. “We are the role models for our children and future generations. As responsible parents, relatives, and citizens, we bear the duty of service as positive role models to teach future generations to give back,” Jean tells the New York Lifestyles Magazine. “The world we build and cultivate today is the world that our children will inherit tomorrow.”

Jue Lan Club, formerly home to New York’s famous Limelight nightclub, provided an intimate yet lively setting for the party, where guests enjoyed modern Chinese hors d’Oeuvres as well as wine and cocktails.

Monday, September 25, 2017


Jean Shafiroff

NEW YORK CITY - Philanthropist and Fashion Icon, Jean Shafiroff Stunning at NY Philharmonic 2017 106 Virtuosos All Stars Opening Night gala concert at Lincoln Center in New York City on September 19 2017.

The Glamorous philanthropist, Miss Shafiroff made a striking entrance at the 2017 NY Philharmonic Gala in a couture gown designed by Victor dE Souza.

Jean Shafiroff With Victor De Souza

This year's NY Philharmonic Gala raised over $2.1 million with over 700 people attending. Musical Director, Designate Jaap van Zweden led Mahler's Symphony No. 5. Long time supporter Alec Balwin and wife Hilaria Baldwin , along with Adrienne Vittadini , Itzhak Perlman , NY Philharmonic Chairman Oscar S. Schafer and NY Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda were among those attending. For more information and concert tickets go to

Photos Courtesy Of Jim Celeste / Patrick McMullan / Getty Images

Sunday, August 27, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan & Tom Fitzgerald / Society In Focus
Jean Shafiroff And Don Lemon

HAMPTONS -- $300,000 was raised at the recent UNCF “A Mind Is . . .” Hamptons Summer Benefit benefiting deserving New York area students. More than 400 guests attended the Aug. 5-6 benefit weekend events, which were held at the private residences of Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics, and Lyn and E.T. Williams Jr., Frank Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Siris Capital Group, LLC and Dr. Ronald A. Johnson, president of Clark Atlanta University, were honored with the Keepers of the Flame award for being champions of diversity and education.

Joe Madison, SiriusXM Urban View radio talk show host, was master of ceremonies. Jane Carter, Errol Taylor, Desiree Watson, William Pickens III, Jean Shafiroff and Paula Taylor were co-chairs for the events on Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF president and CEO, delivered remarks on UNCF’s impact in the state of New York and the importance of community support.

Victor dE Souza

“Where else can you come together to send kids to college, but in such elegant surroundings in the midst of a Hamptons summer,” said Lomax. “With the support of the community, whom we call our army of advocates, UNCF has invested almost $2 million in college scholarships for New York students, millions of dollars in cash support and technical assistance for our 37 member HBCUs and the almost 1,300 New York students who attend them.”

Earl Graves

Elsie McCabe Thompson With David Walker, Jean Shafiroff & Flo Anthony

In its 72-year history, UNCF has raised more than $4.5 billion to support minority students’ quest for better futures. Events such as these are made possible by the admirable support of community and corporate partners such as this year’s “A Mind Is . . .” Hamptons Summer Benefit platinum sponsors, Siris Capital Group, LLC and Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. Additional sponsors were Loida Lewis; the Reginald F. Lewis Foundation; Sidley Austin LLP; Greenberg Traurig LLP; RBC Capital Markets; Wellness Interactive; Adam and Stacy Coyle; Christina Lewis Halpern; Moët Hennessy USA; Notorious Pink Rosé; Jean, Martin, Jacqueline and Elizabeth Shafiroff; Sankofa Global Project; Errol and Paula Taylor; Zelnick Media Capital; Stifel; and Jeff and Caren Hendren.

Dawne Marie Grannum & Paula Taylor

Emily Nichols-Mitchell And Dr. Kimberly Williams

Media partners were SiriusXM, World Bride Magazine, The Independent and Dee & Co. and MLM Presents.

Guests in attendance included such notables as Don Lemon, Earl Graves, Flo Anthony, Elsie McCabe Thompson and Dale Mason Cochran.

The electrifying weekend included a VIP brunch, silent auction, entertainment by Kym Hampton and Flow and a student testimonial from UNCF Gates Millennium Scholar, Rahim Mahmoud (Rutgers University, 2018) and Clark Atlanta Alumnus of the Class of 2007, Kevin Brown, CEO of Legacy Thinking Labs and founder of Debt Free College Academy.

Monday, July 10, 2017


Jean Shafiroff With Victor de Souza

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Celebrating Fourth of July in Harlem with Fashion Designer Victor dE Souza.

Jean Shafiroff joined a small party held at the home of Victor dE Souza on July 4, 2017. In attendance were comedian TJ Miller and actress wife Kate Miller.

A great time was held by all. The theme American/Argentinian Barbecue for the 4th of July! Jean Shafiroff wore a striking red jumpsuit designed by Victor dE Souza.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017



Photographs By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff With Victor de Souza

New York  – The New York Academy of Medicine honored Richard N. Merkin, MD Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Provider Network; Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy and Population Health at Merck & Co., Inc.; and Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, at its annual Gala recently at Cipriani 25 Broadway. The Gala honored visionary leadership in urban health, as well as outstanding journalism on issues affecting the health of people living in cities.

Dr. George E. Thibault

Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford
Nearly 400 guests gathered for the event, including a number of dignitaries from the health and social services sector: Dr. Howard Zucker, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health; Sylvia Pirani, Director, Office of Public Health Practice, New York State Department of Health; Anne Marie Theresa Sullivan, Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health; Dr. Sonia Angell, Deputy Commissioner of Prevention and Primary Care, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Dr. Donna Corrado, Commissioner of the New York City Department for the Aging; and Stanley Brezenoff, Acting President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals.

The Academy honored Dr. Merkin for his visionary work in improving population health through physician-led, patient-centered, integrated healthcare. View the video of highlights from the event produced by Heritage Provider Network.

“I am deeply honored to receive the visionary global leader award in healthcare delivery, innovation and philanthropy from the New York Academy of Medicine,” said Dr. Merkin. “I share and applaud their deep commitment and vision for healthy cities through improved healthcare that impacts the lives of millions of New Yorkers. The work of the Academy and its members leads us to critical, lifesaving breakthroughs impacting the intersection of science and technology, never more critically important than now.”

The Academy honored Dr. Gerberding for her vision and leadership in establishing Merck for Mothers, which improves the health and well-being of mothers during pregnancy and childbirth in more than 30 countries around the world. In its first five years, the initiative has helped more than 6 million women worldwide with preventive and family planning services.

Jean Shafiroff And Dr. Yonette F. Thomas


“Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth,” Dr. Gerberding said. “Together with our partners, we are focused on implementing inventive approaches, partnerships and solutions to help create a world where no woman dies giving birth. I’d like to thank the New York Academy of Medicine for the recognition and opportunity to bring attention to the issue of maternal mortality”

The Academy honored Dr. Boufford as the 2017 Urban Health Champion for her extraordinary dedication, vision and leadership in urban health and global population health, both throughout her career and in her decade-long tenure as president of the Academy, which concludes this year. Also announced at the event was the establishment of the Jo Ivey Boufford East Harlem Initiative Fund, with support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, James Flynn, and George and Barbara Thibault.

Michael Stocker And Pat Wong

“I’m very honored to receive this award and happily accept it on behalf of the incredibly talented and dedicated staff, our Fellows and our partners from around the City, State, nation and the globe,” Dr. Boufford said. “I look forward to working as an active Fellow of the Academy to continue improving population health in New York City and cities around the world.”

Dr. Richard Merkin And Jay Gellert

At the event, the Academy also awarded the 2017 Urban Health Journalism Prize to Jay Hancock, Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News, for the project “Health Care in Freddie Gray’s Neighborhood: Baltimore’s Other Divide.” Three finalists were also recognized for their outstanding work: Nancy Cambria of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Michael Cooper of the Springfield, Ohio News-Sun, and Liz Szabo for coverage in USA Today. The prize is awarded annually for superior media coverage on topics addressing the distinct challenges and opportunities for the health of people living in cities.

“I thank the Academy for the work you do and for the award, which puts a focus on a defining attribute of American health care that we need to work on to improve,” Hancock said.

Cheryl Wills, Spectrum News NY1 Anchor, acted as Master of Ceremony. The Gala Chairs were George and Barbara Thibault, James and Kerianne Flynn, Michael and Lori Milken, and Mark and Ellen Wagar. The Gala Committee included John and Margo Catsimatidis, John Damonti, Barbara Green, Marc and Pam Grodman, Stanley and Debbie Lefkowitz, Ellen Rautenberg, Martin and Jean Shafiroff, Edward Shortliffe and Vimla Patel, and Cheryl Wills.

About The New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine advances solutions that promote the health and well-being of people in cities worldwide.

Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine continues to address the health challenges facing New York City and the world’s rapidly growing urban populations. We accomplish this through our Institute for Urban Health, home of interdisciplinary research, evaluation, policy, and program initiatives; our world class historical medical library and its public programming in history, the humanities and the arts; and our Fellows program, a network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. Our current priorities are healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. For more information, visit
About Heritage Provider Network Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in New York, California and Arizona providing high quality, cost effective healthcare to over one million individuals and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients' wellness first. (

About Merck for Mothers

For more than a century, Merck, a leading global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world - including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, emerging animal diseases, Alzheimer's disease and infectious diseases including HIV and Ebola. For more information, visit

Monday, June 12, 2017



Jean Shafiroff In Unicorn Gown

Jean Shafiroff And Victor dE Souza

Jean Shafiroff recently attended the NY Botanical Gardens Gala and surprised the crowd by wearing a massive red "Unicorn Gown" designed by designer Victor dE Souza.

The celebrity philanthropist turned heads in Mr. dE Souza's beautiful silk and tulle couture gown.

The NY Botanical Garden's Gala is always an event that the social set looks forward to attending each June. This year's Gala showcased the spectacular glass work of Dale Chilhuly. The Chihuly exhibit remains on display through October 29, 2017. For more information on the exhibits at the NY Botanical Gardens, go to

About NYBG

The New York Botanical Garden located in the Bronx, NY, is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its multidisciplinary exhibitions and programs.

Photos by BFA Photography

Sunday, May 28, 2017


Jean Shafiroff

Celebrity Philanthropist , Jean Shafiroff, Stuned the Crowd recently in a Couture Yellow Ballgown by Victor dE Souzi at the El Museo del Barrio

Victor de Souza With Jean Shafiroff

Glamorous celebrity philanthropist Jean Shafiroff made a striking entrance in a bright yellow couture ballgown designed by Victor dE Souza at the El Museo del Barrio Gala at the Plaza Hotel. The couture gown was fit for any museum exhibit, and Ms. Shafiroff wore it regally. 

El Museo del Barrio is New York’s leading Latino cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. To learn more about El Museo del Barrio and its exhibits and programs go to

Photos By: BFA Photography 

Thursday, May 04, 2017


Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Rita Cosby

Metropolitan Magazine and 25A Magazine’s Publisher Chase Backer hosted a party to celebrate Author & Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, on the cover of Metropolitan Magazine and 25A Magazine’s April 2017 issues. The invitation-only event, honoring the Cinco De Mayo celebration of Mexican and American culture, took place at Selina Rosa Restaurant the other night.

Victor de Souza

Notable attendees included: cover star Jean Shafiroff, Selina Rosa Restaurant owner Sammy Musovic, Rita Cosby and Tomaczek Bednarek, former Miss America Suzette Charles, producer Pamela Morgan, Roy Kean, Natalie Ross, Sonia Nassery Cole, Jane Pontarelli, Montgomery Frazier, Tom Finnegan, Ben Mindich, Katlean De Monchy, and fashion designer Victor de Souza.

Jean Shafiroff And Pamela Morgan

In the April 2017 issues of Metropolitan Magazine and 25A Magazine, Jean Shafiroff opens up about her humanitarian efforts for various organizations that she supports, and explains her practical and often glamorous approach to fundraising. “I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re here for a reason”, says Shafiroff in an exclusive interview that focuses on her inspiring career as a philanthropist. “We have to do what we can to improve the lives of future generations. We have to be socially aware and we have to do something to enact change.”

The Upper East Side’s Selina Rosa Restaurant offered an intimate ambiance and a vibrant setting - perfect for the party’s Cinco De Mayo theme.

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. 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, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.

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.

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Patrick McMullan And Jean Shafiroff

Lady Liliana Cavendish With Geoffrey Bradfield

Jean Shafiroff hosted a private surprise dinner in honor of celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan at Jue Lan Club located within the old Limelight space. Over 50 friends and family including Liam McMullan who DJ’d at the after party while wearing a silver Andy Warhol.

Ageless Michael Musto

Dr. Penny Grant
 Lady Liliana Cavendish, Yaz and Valentin Hernandez and son Valentin Hernandez Jr.,
interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, young philanthropists Jacqueline Kent Cooke and Larry Milstein, Pat Hackett – who edited Andy Warhol’s diaries, writers Michael Musto and fashion
designers Nick Graham, Frederick Anderson and Victor De Souza, joined the Philanthropist for an
intimate dinner of Asian inspired dishes served on festive tables decorated with green confetti bombs.
Jean made a short toast where she wished the famous social and event photographer the happiest of
birthdays. Among those wearing green were Dr. Penny Grant, James Francis Ginty, Janna Bullock and Emanuele Fiore, who joined Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, John Christopher LiPuma and Britteny Dawson in
the festivities.

Roy Kean With Lucia Hwong Gordon And Ann Rapp

Following dinner, 600 additional guests, including famed club kid Richie Rich, along with a representative from the Irish Embassy who called the birthday boy “a vital Irish American,” Justine Kleinman, Robin Byrd, Roger the Baron Cabrol, Mary Brosnahan – Head of Coalition for the Homeless, April Barton, and Anthony Haden Guest, arrived to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as the after party began in the main room downstairs.

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Jean Shafiroff

Philanthropist, author and socialite Jean Shafiroff attended The NYC Ballet Gala wearing a one-of-a-kind cherry-red ball gown designed by Victor dE Souza.

The NYC Ballet performance featured the fashion design work of Jason Wu and a number of other fashion designers. The Gala and performance which took place at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, raised $2.5 million for NYC Ballet. 

Photo By: Patrick J. McMullan

Tuesday, August 09, 2016



Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff With Victor de Souza

Julie Ratner, With Sam Eskenazi

Chuck Scarborough And Ellen Scarborough

Mayor Mark Epley And Marianne Epley

Benefit Chairs Hollis and Jim Forbes and Bill Ford and Marigay McKee, President and CEO of Southampton Hospital Robert Chaloner, and Southampton Hospital Foundation President Steve Bernstein welcomed over 600 supporters to the Southampton Hospital’s 58th Annual Summer Party, on Saturday, August 6th. The night raised over $1.3 million to provide support for the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department, the sole provider of emergency care on the South Fork, treating more than 25,000 people annually.

The festive evening was emceed by NBC’s Chuck Scarborough and brought out supporters including John Paulson, Southampton Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Julie Ratner, Somers and Jonathan Farkas, Stony Brook's Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky and Douglas Elliman Real Estate Chairman Howard M. Lorber, who is also President of the Board of Trustees of Southampton Hospital Foundation.

Marigay McKee With Bill Ford

Lawrence Scott Events transformed the tent with lavish buffets, dramatic table centerpieces of gold shells overflowing with beautiful orchids, delicate flowers and woodsy ferns while music from the Groove Society kept everyone on their feet. The night’s live auction included tickets to some of the hottest Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress and Cats.

John Paulson With Howard Lorber And Bob Chaloner

As guests sat down for dinner, Chuck Scarborough thanked everyone for attending and for their support of the hospital, before Jim and Hollis Forbes and Marigay McKee stood to say, "What an honor it has been to work with the dedicated team at Southampton Hospital."

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.