Resident Magazine and Chelsea Station celebrated Jean Shafiroff, Philanthropist & Author of Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give, on the cover of Resident Magazine’s August Hamptons 2016 issue. The event, which took place on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, was hosted by Publisher Michael Travin, Associate Publisher Melissa Kassis, and Editor-In-Chief Hillary Latos, at chic restaurant & bar Chelsea Station.
Attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Michael Travin, Melissa Kassis, Jane Pontarelli, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Dawne Marie Grannum, Montgomery Frazier, April Malloy, Maria van Vlodrop, Todd Shapiro, Ben Mindich, Flo Anthony, Sol Schwartz, Javier Mora, Elena Ayot, Eric Lustgarden, Mark D. Friedman, Richard Rosenthal and Morgan O’Connor.
Resident Magazine offers its readers engaging profiles about people of influence, fashion, art and trends in Manhattan and the Hamptons. The elegant Chelsea Station restaurant & bar merges the modern and old world of Manhattan together in both design and ambiance, which offered guests a beautiful backdrop to enjoy a selection of Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres.
Shafiroff is the author of new book Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give, a practical guide offering advice for modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. She comments that, “Describing yourself as a philanthropist may seem odd at first. For some people, being a philanthropist sounds like something limited only to those who give large financial gifts. But the truth is that philanthropy is accessible to anyone.”
Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give [Hatherleigh Press/Penguin Random House] is available to order in Hardcover and E-Reader on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound [ISBN 978-1578266173]. The book is also available for purchase wherever books are sold.
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About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life By What You Give, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean’s philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.
A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.
Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is particularly well-known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the Southampton Hospital, New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation and Southampton Animal Shelter. Jean has been honored by several organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Surgeons of Hope, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, and Animal Zone International.
Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.
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About Resident Magazine:
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About Chelsea Station:
Chelsea Station seamlessly merges the modern and old world of Manhattan together in both design and ambiance. The restaurant dons actual fixtures from the once famous Biltmore Hotel. From the giant iron gates upon entrance to the ornate bronze French doors to the intricate bronze molding outlining the smooth marble walls and floor; all once belonged to the luxury hotel that adjoined Grand Central Station. This old world influence pairs nicely with the newly renovated front bar area that echoes the modern and classic decor of Manhattan’s transit system. This combination gives off a vibe that is both elegant and comfortable making Chelsea Station the ideal spot for any occasion.
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