How To Make a Life by What You Give
by Jean Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff’s book Successful
Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give is
a practical guide to modern giving that redefines
philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary
donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and
knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as
financial contributions. Whether you’re a new
philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors,
or just getting started as a volunteer, Successful
the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that
empowers all of us to take part in building a better world.
Successful Philanthropy features
a special introduction by Georgina Bloomberg who discusses
how she paired her background as an equestrian and as a
philanthropist to launch her charitable venture, The Riders
Closet. In addition, the book features a foreword by Scott
Elkins, US Campaign Director of the Margaret Thatcher
Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and CEO of SE
Advisors, who salutes author Jean Shafiroff for encouraging
others to “help bring about change,” through the text and
her philanthropic initiatives in any way possible.
Author Jean Shafiroff comments on
philanthropy, “Describing yourself as a philanthropist may
seem odd at first. For some people, being a philanthropist
sounds like something limited only to those who give large
financial gifts. But the truth is that philanthropy is
accessible to anyone.”
Successful Philanthropy removes
the guesswork and helps you shape your own personal path,
providing much-needed insight and guidance into making
philanthropy a lasting part of your life. Learn to identify
your passions and interests and discover how they can guide
your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a
charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also
making the best use of your contribution to the cause of
your choice. A comprehensive guide, Successful
Philanthropy provides details
on all aspects of philanthropy, including what most boards
look for in a candidate and, for those who are thinking of
starting a charity, specific information on what anyone
ought to know before venturing in that direction.
Though philanthropy is a big word, it can be
practiced in small ways anywhere, and anyone can become a
part of building lasting change. Successful
the importance of teaching the next generation the value of
giving in schools and at home to improve our community, our
country, and our world.
Giving back to those in need is among the
most rewarding and self-fulfilling parts of being human. Successful
you to explore the many ways that you can find fulfillment
through a lifetime of giving.
The important topics
discussed in Successful
Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give include:
New Definition of Philanthropy: Philanthropy as a global
value, as a call to action and how change through
philanthropy is within reach for all.
Why Give? The gift of giving, overcoming
obstacles when giving and the author’s personal
anecdotes of the experience of giving.
Building a life around giving: The Who,
What, When and Where of Giving and the benefits of what
you have to offer.
How to Choose a Charity: Finding a
passion and a cause you support, the various categories
of charities and causes, where to research a charity
along with the expectations and requirements of serving
on a board.
How to treat volunteers, paid employees,
those serviced by a charity, and donors.
built on giving: Socializing for a cause and cities known
for giving back including New York City, Palm Beach, Los
Angeles, San Francisco and Southampton, NY.
Establishing a family legacy of giving to
Generational Giving: teaching the
importance of giving to children and a guide to
philanthropy for retirees and empty nesters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and humanitarian, 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, and Southampton Bath & Tennis
Club’s Charitable Foundation. Widely recognized for her
philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in
numerous publications, including The
Wall Street Journal, Gotham
New York Times, New
York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons
Magazine, and The
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
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 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, and Animal Zone
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.
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& Noble and Indiebound. Additionally,
the book will be available for purchase wherever books are
sold as of Tuesday, March 8, 2016.