New York, NY –
On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, philanthropist and Mission
Society Board member, Jean Shafiroff, hosted a gathering to
kick off the holiday season and celebrate the Mission
Society’s impact on New York City.
With over 100 guests in attendance, Ms.
Shafiroff welcomed family and friends to “party with a
purpose” by learning more about the Mission Society’s
educational programs and getting involved in the
organization. Guests included Mission Society President,
Elsie McCabe Thompson, and New York State Assembly Member,
Rebecca Seawright, among others.
“The holidays can be a difficult time for
many of the families that the Mission Society serves. I hope
this gathering inspires people to learn more about our
impactful programs and to give back to help lift others up.
Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and our work
at the Mission Society makes a huge difference in
eliminating the barriers they may face in doing so,” shared
For over 200 years, the Mission Society has
served New York City’s most vulnerable communities and has
worked to end multigenerational poverty through innovative
and engaging educational programs. Since 1812, the Mission
Society of New York City has worked to end multigenerational
poverty by building the lifelong educational capacity of New
York’s most vulnerable youth and families. Each year, they
provide nearly 5.500 young people and parents with a
progressive suite of after school, college prep, and career
readiness programs at their flagship building on Malcolm X
Boulevard and 12 public school programs in Harlem, the
Bronx, Brooklyn, and Chinatown.
For more information or to support the
Mission Society of New York City, please visit our website
To learn more about the event, please contact Sara
Elghobashy, Senior Director of External Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 212-674-3500 ext. 234.