Philanthropist and author Jean
her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17th,
2018 at traditional French restaurant Omar at Vaucluse in
New York City. The luncheon, observing the national French
holiday, coincided with France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™
victory, giving Shafiroff and her 45 distinguished guests
more reason to celebrate.
During the patriotic French celebration, Jean Shafiroff paid
tribute to the French national soccer team. Speaking highly
of the two-time World Cup champions, Shafiroff says, “France
played a great game, but this victory won by France was
especially thrilling following the French national holiday,
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has served as a board member
of the French Heritage Society for approximately
seven years. Toasting the French, Mrs. Shafiroff announced
that she would make a donation to the French Heritage
Society. A strong supporter of the nonprofit organization,
Jean Shafiroff is dedicated to the preservation, restoration
and promotion of French heritage in America and France.
In honor of Bastille Day and the World Cup victors, the
private dining room was decorated with miniature French
flags and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ soccer balls –
with the same mono-panel design as the Adidas Telstar 18
official match ball.
The French national holiday, Bastille Day,
commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison, marking
the beginning of the French Revolution, which took place on
July 14, 1789. The Bastille prison was a symbol of the
absolute and arbitrary power of Louis XVI’s Regime. By
capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king's
authority should be limited by a separation of powers.