Jean Shafiroff Celebrates Thanksgiving, Spotlights Mission Society’s Empowerment Legacy From Harlem And Beyond

November 22, 2023

Philanthropist and board member Jean Shafiroff hosted an elegant Thanksgiving cocktail party in Manhattan to honor the Mission Society of New York City.

“…breaking the cycle of multigenerational poverty …”

Founded in 1812, the Mission Society is dedicated to breaking the cycle of multigenerational poverty by empowering the city’s most underserved families. Through academic enrichment, college access, and workforce development programs in Harlem, as well as 12 public school programs across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, the organization has been a steadfast force for positive change.

Over 100 guests attended the celebration, embracing the festive atmosphere imbued with gratitude and compassion. Jean Shafiroff, renowned for her commitment to various charitable causes, chose to shine a spotlight on the Mission Society of New York City, an institution with a rich history of uplifting underserved communities for over two centuries.

Reflecting on the event, Jean Shafiroff stated, “The tireless efforts of the Mission Society of NYC in providing education, mentorship, workforce development, mental health support, and other wraparound services to underserved communities align with my passion for creating positive change.”

“… renew our commitment to creating positive change…”

Elsie McCabe Thompson, President & CEO of the Mission Society of New York City, expressed heartfelt thanks to Jean Shafiroff, emphasizing, “We are deeply grateful for Jean’s commitment to our mission. Her dedication to philanthropy aligns seamlessly with our efforts to transform our communities. This event provided an opportunity for us to come together, celebrate our collective achievements, and renew our commitment to creating positive change.”

Notable attendees at the event included Jean Shafiroff, Peter Thomas Roth, Rita Cosby, Sara Elghobashy, NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Jawn Murray, Patrick McMullan, Flo Anthony, Nadja Sayej, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Amir Dossal, Tas Dossal, CC Minton, Roy Kean, Frederick Anderson, Nabys Veilman, William Cavendish, and Liliana Cavendish.

Photo credit: 1) Jean Shafiroff, Jawn Murray. 2) Sara Elghobashy. 3) Frederic Anderson. 4)  Sofie Mahlkvist, Nadja Sayej. 5) Jacques Acoca, Patrick McMullan, William Morrose. 6) Gabriella Khristov, Dr. Miranda Morgan pc PMC Patrick McMullan. 7) Tomaczek Bednarek, Jean Shafiroff, Amir Dossal, Tas Dossal. 8) 3935502 Tomaczek Bednarek, Jean Shafiroff, Amir Dossal, Tas Dossal.

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