December 21, 2021 user

Jean Shafiroff Annual Holiday Luncheon

Jean Shafiroff, TV host & Philanthropist, Hosted Annual Holiday Luncheon in Honor of The New York Women's Foundation

Jean Shafiroff ©Patrick McMullan

TV host and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted her annual Holiday Luncheon at Restaurant Perrine in the Pierre Hotel, New York City. The luncheon was held in honor of the New York Women’s Foundation, and in true holiday spirit, Jean made a generous donation in honor of the guests who attended. Everyone was in the Holiday spirit, as one would expect, and they dressed in festive attire, such as Jean, who was wearing a floral printed dress from the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Spring 2022 collection.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, US Representative Carolyn Maloney, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Susan L. Taylor, Marilyn Crawford, Patricia Silverstein, Ramona Singer, CeCe Black, Ariadna Vera Bustindui, Alex Hamer, David Hochberg, Karen Klopp, Marilyn Kirschner, Dee Rivera, Ana Stone, Ann Van Ness, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Flo Anthony, Ernest Schmatolla, Tony Bowles, Frederick Anderson, Victor de Souza, Patricia Shiah, Lee Fryd, Paola Bacchini, Liliana Cavendish, Susan Gutfreund.

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”. Jean is often referred to as “the first lady of philanthropy” by the press because of her generosity and extensive work as a volunteer fundraiser and leader in the philanthropic world. 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 the underserved, health care, and animal welfare.

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

In addition, Jean is an ambassador for American Humane and is the national spokesperson for the organization’s “Feed the Hungry” Covid-19 program, an initiative designed to provide food for 1,000,000 shelter animals. Jean is the ambassador of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and a key donor and volunteer fundraiser for their work. She is a New York Women’s Foundation Board Alumna who remains very active with the Foundation and with women’s issues in general.

For her philanthropy Jean has been honored many times by groups including the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, Health Advocates for Older Adults, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Southampton Animal Shelter, Surgeons of Hope, Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, 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.

Jean is the producer and host of the television show “Successful Philanthropy” which airs six times weekly through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY, as well as in New York City on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN): Spectrum Channel 34 and 1995, Verizon/FiOS Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82. The show will open in additional markets in 2021. On her TV program Jean interviews an eclectic mix of leaders in the world of philanthropy as well as actors, artists, business and civic leaders, and even a U.S. presidential candidate. F: jean.shafiroff | T: @JeanShafiroff | I: @JeanShafiroff @JeanShafiroffAtWork

Rebecca Seawright, Carolyn Maloney ©Patrick McMullan
Susan L. Taylor, Karen Klopp, CeCe Black, Susan Gutfreund ©Patrick McMullan
Ramona Singer, Jean Shafiroff ©Patrick McMullan
Carolyn Maloney, David Hochberg ©Patrick McMullan
Jean Shafiroff, Marilyn Kirschner ©Patrick McMullan
Paula Mahoney, Jean Shafiroff, Patricia Shiah ©Patrick McMullan
Frederick Anderson, Rebecca Seawright, Jean Shafiroff ©Patrick McMullan
Ernest Schmatolla, Regina Kravitz ©Patrick McMullan
Jean Shafiroff, Dee Rivera ©Patrick McMullan
Jean Shafiroff, Victor de Souza ©Patrick McMullan
Susan L. Taylor, Alex Hamer, Rebecca Seawright, Marilyn Crawford, Jean Shafiroff, Carolyn Maloney, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Marilyn Kirschner ©Patrick McMullan
Carole Bellidora Westfall, Randi Schatz, Jean Shafiroff, David Hochberg, Liliana Cavendish ©Patrick McMullan

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