New York, N.Y.
– Author and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Martin Shafiroff
hosted a reception on the Upper East Side on Wednesday, April 4,
2018 to celebrate Surgeons of Hope. Surgeons of Hope,
a nonprofit striving to ensure that pediatric
heart surgeries are available to the world’s most
under-resourced regions, kicks off another year of service and
fundraising by reconvening friends and partners. Attending
guests gained insight into Surgeons of Hope’s growing efforts in
Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Peru, and encouraged to celebrate the
nonprofit’s work at its One Night for Hope Gala on May 3rd
in New York.
The 2018 Night for Hope gala is honoring the
memory of Michel Berty, co-founder of the Long Island Chapter of
l’Arche USA and long-time supporter and part of the board of
Surgeons of Hope. Starting the tradition of the annual Gala to
benefit the children of Latin America, he was a generous
contributor for the foundation.
This year’s Gala Chairs are Michael Katz and
Robert G. Pine.
The Gala will be held on Thursday, May 3 at the
Le Bernardin Privé
by Eric Ripert in Manhattan, starting with cocktails at 7PM
followed by dinner and program, music and a live and silent
auction. To purchase tickets to the event and learn about
sponsorship opportunities, visit:
In addition to Gala Co-Chairs, this year’s Gala
Committee includes: Eduardo and Suzanne da Cruz, Michael and
Alison Katz, Pascal Royer and Nathalie Le Bos, Michel and Odile
Longchampt, Daniela Nikolova and Judith O’Neill.
About Surgeons of Hope
Although complex pediatric heart surgeries and
treatments are available, they are often out-of reach for the
world’s mor under-resourced regions. Surgeons of Hope strives to
build a more equitable world by ensuring no child is negatively
affected by a broken heart. Once surgeries are conducted,
Surgeons of Hope also provides facilities, technology and
triaging to ensure local medical professionals can continue this
service in their communities.
Each year, Surgeons of Hope sends medical teams
to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Peru to help children and provide
them with a better future.