25A Magazine Publisher Chase Backer, Editor-In-Chief Christopher Pape and Southampton Inn owner Dede Gotthelf celebrated philanthropist Jean Shafiroff‘s July 2015 cover at the Inn this past Sunday, July 19, 2015.
25A Magazine featured cover girl glamourous philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, and spoke with her regarding her noted philanthropic work. Jean sits on the boards of eight different charitable organizations- New York Women’s Foundation, Couture Council, NYC Mission Society, French Heritage Society, JBFCS, Lighthouse Advisory Board, Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board and Southampton Bath and Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation – not to mention all of the other organizations she has lent her support to. She told the publication that her philanthropy began by volunteering at her daughters’ schools, which led to joining a few charity boards. Once they graduated from high school, she delved deeper into supporting charities both in New York City and the Hamptons. Raised on Long Island, she shared with the publication that she is proud of her roots and it was there that she was instilled with the belief that you should always care for those in need. Jean is noted for her style as depicted in within the pages of 25A.
Notable attendees included: Jean and Martin Shafiroff¸ Dede Gotthelf and Terry Moan, Christopher Pape, Andrew Flach, Dawne Marie Grannum, Patricia Watt, John Wegorzewski, Patrick McMullan, Liam McMullan, Rose Dios, Bobbie Catala, Joseph Fichera, Katherine and Gary Andreassen, Helen Shelton and Flo Anthony.
Guests mingled and enjoyed cocktails from Vintage Rockefeller Wine & Spirits Group. The brand’s Signature Rockefeller Cognac, Rockefeller Vintage Champagne & Empire Rockefeller Vodka were utilized in the drinks served by Managing Director Bobby Gayer and his wife Diane. Hors d’oeuvres served by the Inn’s Café Oso in its newly renovated ballroom.
Since acquiring the Southampton Inn nearly 20 years ago, Dede Gotthelf has strived to connect out of town guests with the local culture and natural beauty of the historic village of Southampton, which is celebrating its 375th anniversary this 2015. Gotthelf serves on the committee for the village’s 375th anniversary. She is also a trustee of the Southampton Historical Museum, the Board of the Hampton Visitor Council as well as being a major supporter of WPPB, Long Island’s only NPR station, The Peconic Land Trust (donating 13 acres of waterfront property) and The Fresh Air Fund (the annual recruiting meeting as well as pool party for local family hosts and their inner city guests). The Southampton Inn takes the phrase “doing well by doing good” quite seriously and has provided support for numerous institutions such as Pianofest in the Hamptons, a concert series presenting the world’s most promising young pianists; Rising Stars, sponsoring young, established musicians for performances in the Southampton Cultural Center; the 10th birthday of East End Regional Intervention Court (EERIC), among others. The Inn provides support by hosting events, contributing, and/or providing guest rooms and services to Southampton Hospital, Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton Historical Museum, Group for the East End, The Southampton Chamber, The Southampton Arts Center, The Police Benevolent Association, Southampton Jewish Center, Greek Orthodox Church, Sacred Heart, Fresh Air Home, Southampton Association, Southampton Yacht Club junior sailing program, as well as the Brearley School, Trinity School, and Williams College among others. Both Dede Gotthelf and Jean Shafiroff are committed to lending their support to philanthropic endeavors benefitting the community.
25A Magazine, named for the route to travel from New York City to Long Island’s luxurious North Shore, is for the discerning reader who’s interested in learning more about the businesses and the parties within this legendary Long Island area. The area known for its fabulous history, most notably known for being the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby, has attracted some of the New York area’s most affluent people.
About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff is a noted philanthropist who is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources and sits on the board of eight charities. Each year she chairs, underwrites and hosts several events for many different charities. Jean’s particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home. Jean is on the boards of New York Women’s Foundation, NYC City Mission Society, Couture Council, JBFCS, French Heritage Society, Lighthouse Advisory Board, Honorary Board of Southampton Animal Shelter and Southampton Bath and Tennis Club Charitable Foundation. Jean is also very active with Southampton Hospital and has chaired their Summer Party 3 times for a total of $5.4 million raised. In tandem with her philanthropic responsibilities, Jean has also hosted events in honor of the entertainment industry both in New York and Los Angeles.
About Southampton Inn:
With several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.
For more information visit www.southamptoninn.com
About 25A Magazine:
25A Magazine is a leading luxury publication dedicated to shining a light on the businesses, events and notable residents of Long Island’s Gold Coast. At the turn of the 20th Century, the North Shore began to develop its illustrious history most notably with some of America’s best-known family dynasties including the Woolworths, Guggenheims and the Whitney’s calling it home. Long Island’s South Fork, best known as the area which makes up the Hamptons, is known for being a haven for celebrity spotting and summertime events and 25A is there to highlight all the happenings in these hotspots.
For more information visit: www.25amagazine.com