Tuesday, January 24, philanthropist Jean
together several dozen supporters of the New York City Mission
Society to begin planning for the annual Champions for Children
Gala. Jean Shafiroff will again chair the benefit, which will be
held on April 5 at the Mandarin Hotel.
am proud to once again chair the annual benefit for this worthy
organization, because the New York City Mission Society makes a
real - and lasting - difference in the lives of so many New
Yorkers. Tonight, we are not just throwing a party; we are
helping children,” Gala Chair Jean Shafiroff said.
Added Mission Society President Elsie
McCabe Thompson, “Through robust programs, events, and
services, the Mission Society is leveling the playing field for
New Yorkers who live in some of our city’s poorest
neighborhoods. It’s important to step up, and use our hands and
hearts to change lives for the better.”
benefit will support the Mission Society’s programs and services
that help youth and families in our city’s most underserved
communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success.
Gala will be held at the Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle
in Manhattan, starting with cocktails at 6:30 PM followed by
dinner and a program, music and dance. The evening’s honorees
and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. More
details about the event and sponsorship opportunities are
available at: https://www.nycharities.org/Events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=9605
night’s planning event at the Shafiroff’s home brought together
longtime and new supports of the nonprofit. In addition to Jean
and Martin Shafiroff and Elsie McCabe Thompson, attendees
included: Stan Rumbough (Board Member); Kenita Lloyd (SVP of
Development & External Affairs); Geoffrey Bradfield; Randi
Schatz; Lady Liliana Cavendish; Countess Isabel Rattazzi; Alex
Donner; Flo Anthony; Victor dE Souza; Helen Shelton; Cole
Rumbough; Lee Fryd; Catherine Petree; Natalie Ross; Patricia
Shiah; Sophia Bishop; Elaine Bernanke Appelle; Jerry Bonura; R.
Couri Hay; and, Matt Rich.
About the New York City Mission Society
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 13,000 children and families throughout New York City with
our programs, supportive services, and community events. Learn
more at http://www.nycmissionsociety.org.