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JeanShafiroff / Holiday Cocktail Party / NY Women's Foundation
Jean Shafiroff (Photo Credit: Sean Zanni/PMC)
Jean Shafiroff (Photo Credit: Sean Zanni/PMC)

Martin & Jean Shafiroff Host Holiday Cocktail Party

in Honor of The New York Women's Foundation


Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted her annual Holiday Cocktail party at her residence in New York City. The reception was held in honor of the New York Women's Foundation. Everyone was in the Holiday spirit with music by Broadway piano player Michael Ferrara and a special performance by fashion designer and vocalist Malan Breton. Guests dressed in festive attire, including Jean, who switched outfits three times to honor some of her favorite fashion designers; Carolina HerreraMelan Breton and Victor dE Souza.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Malan Breton, Victor dE Souza, David Hochberg, Lee Fryd, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Rita Cosby, Randi Schatz, Lee & CeCe Black, Arnie Rosenshein, Paola Bacchini, Ann Van Ness, Alex Donner, Jason Busch, Maria Fishel, Ken Fishel, Dan Gasby, Kobi Halperin, Cynthia Basinet, Roy Kean, Patty Raynes, Bianca Lopez, Ryan Nessing, Lady Betty Grafstein, Jose Castelo Branco, Elena Gibbs, Susan Gutfreund and Tony Bowles.


About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, TV host, writer, and the author of the book "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give". She serves on the boards of many charitable organizations and each year chairs upwards of eight different charity galas. Among the many causes she champions are those involved in women’s rights, rights of underserved populations, health care, and animal welfare.

Jean serves on the boards of the American Humane, The New York Women's Foundation, Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission Society, Couture Council of the Museum at FIT, French Heritage Society, Casita Maria, Global Strays, and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board. A Catholic, she has served on the board of the Jewish Board for 28 years and now is one of their honorary trustees.

Jean served as the national spokesperson for the American Humane's “Feed the Hungry” Covid-19 program, an initiative that raised $1,000,000 to provide food for over 1,000,000 animals living in 109 different shelters across the United States.  She is the Ambassador for the Southampton Animal Shelter. 

For her philanthropy Jean has been honored many times by groups including the American Humane, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, French Heritage Society. New York City Mission Society, Southampton Animal Shelter, Surgeons of Hope, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research, Operation Warrior Shield, Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, Health Advocates for Older People, Youth Counselling League, the NYC International Film Festival Foundation, the Jewish Board, and the Hadassah. In December 2020 Dan's Paper named her Philanthropist of the Year at their Long Island Power Women's Award Ceremony. On September 22, 2022, Shafiroff received a Proclamation naming her the" First Lady of Philanthropy of New York" from NYS Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright representing the New York State Assembly. On November 17, 2022, Jean received a Congressional Recognition in the Congressional Record of the 117th Congress.  This was presented to her by NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright on behalf of Carolyn Maloney and the 117th Congress. 


Jean is the producer and host of the television show "Successful Philanthropy" which airs six times weekly through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY, and then several times each week on Sun20TV in Southampton, NY. On her TV program Jean interviews politicians, celebrities, business leaders,  philanthropic leaders , and has even interviewed  a U.S. presidential candidate.


Jean Shafiroff earned an MBA in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in Physical Therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She worked on Wall Street in public finance and private partnerships.  Before that she worked as a physical therapist at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC.


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