New York, N.Y.
– Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff
hosted a reception on the Upper East Side on Tuesday, February
27, 2018 to celebrate New York City Mission Society’s annual
Champions for Children Gala, which raises funds to support youth
and families in our city’s most underserved communities to break
the cycle of poverty and achieve success.
This year’s honorees are BNY Mellon,
International Flavors and Fragrances, and LTC Francis Kairson,
Jr., Director Emeritus at New York City Mission Society. WABC
News Anchor Bill Ritter, a longtime supporter of the Mission
Society, will emcee the event.
This year’s Gala Chairs are Katrina and Don
Peebles, Leah and Stanley H. Rumbough, and Jean and Martin
Shafiroff. Honorary Chairs are Georgina Bloomberg and Fiona and
Stanley Druckenmiller, and Corporate Chairs are Kramer Levin
Naftalis & Frankel LLP,
and Stifel Financial Corp.
The Gala will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at the
Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle in Manhattan, starting
with cocktails at 6:30 PM followed by a 7:30 PM dinner and
program, music and dance. To purchase tickets to the event and
learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit:
In addition to Gala Co-Chairs, this year’s
Benefit Committee includes: Alton Bird LLP; Flo Anthony; Elaine
Appelle; American Securities Foundation; Aronson LLP; Astor
Title Services LLC; Elena Ayot; Peggy and John Bader; Sophia
Bishop; Tony Bowles; Jerry Bonura; Ray Bounderau; Taylor Burns;
Deutsche Bank; Craig Dix; Douglas Elliman; Veronica Dunlap;
Goodwin; Dawn Marie Grannum; Penny Grant, M.D.; Shannon J.
Hales; Michele Herbert; Laurence Kaiser IV; Landmark Partners;
Margo Langenberg; Lincoln Land Services; Living the Dream Films;
Connie & John Morgan; Missy Kilroy and Jay Moorhead; Lauren and
James Peterson; Philips International; Gary Rombough, M.D.; D.
Colgate Rumbough; Natalie S. Ross; Jane Scher; Patricia Shiah;
Helen C. Shelton; Brooke and Derek Steinhiser; Karina Tatarski;
Barbara Tober; Trachtenberg Rodes Friedberg LLP; Patrick Vatel;
Tanja Drieding Wallace; and, Lori Zelenko.
About the New York City Mission Society
The New York City Mission Society has been on the
frontlines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today,
our progressive portfolio of educational, workforce development,
cultural enrichment, and community-building programs, make a
positive, long-term impact on the City’s most underserved
communities by promoting academic achievement, and providing
career opportunities and cultural enrichment. Each year, we
serve more than 10,000 children and families throughout New York
City with our programs, supportive services, and community