Jean Shafiroff Hosts Holiday Cocktail Party In Honor Of Candace Bushnell And The New York Women’s Foundation

January 9, 2024

Philanthropist, Harlem World Magazine, and Harlem’s Flo Anthony friend Jean Shafiroff hosted her annual Holiday Cocktail party at her residence in New York City.

The reception was held in honor of Candace Bushnell and the New York Women’s Foundation.

Everyone was in the Holiday spirit, enjoying Aphrodise’s bubbly Charmat rosé including special guest Candace Bushnell celebrating her one-woman show taking place in Palm Beach, the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada.

140 Guests dressed in festive attire, including Jean, who switched outfits to honor some of her favorite fashion designers; Victor de Souza and Malan Breton.  New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright Issued official proclamations recognizing the good work of Jean Shafiroff, Candice Bushnell and the New York Women’s Foundation.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Candace Bushnell, Peter Thomas Roth, Malan Breton, Irina Pantaeva, NYS AssemblyWoman Rebecca Seawright, Omar Hernandez, Roy Kean, Mark Simone, Nicole Miller, Maribel Lieberman, Elton Ilirjani, Angel Pai, Devika Gopal Agge, Marcus Teo, Lorraine Cortes Vasquez and Camelia Entekhabifard.

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 works extensively as a volunteer fundraiser and leader in the philanthropic world. She serves on the boards of seven charitable organizations and each year chairs upwards of eight to 9 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.

Related: Read more articles about philanthropist, arts supporter, and Harlem friend Jean Jean Shafiroff.

Jean serves on the boards of the Southampton Hospital Association, Mission Society of NYC, 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. Jean Shafiroff has been honored numerous times by a variety of charitable organizations for her work. Jean Shafiroff is among the leading ladies of the philanthropy world, both nationally and internationally. Jean Shafiroff is an influencer with numerous Instagram followers.

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The New York Women’s Foundation

The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and gender-expansive people and a force for change. The Foundation’s mission is to create an equitable and just future for women and families. It achieves this goal by uniting cross-cultural and community alliances that ignite action.

The Foundation invests in women-led, innovative, and bold community-based solutions that promote the economic security, safety, and health of the most underserved women. The Foundation has distributed more than $114 million in its 36-year existence to over 500 organizations, impacting millions of women and girls across New York City and beyond.  

To learn more about The New York Women’s Foundation’s work to transform lives, families, and communities, please visit

Photo credit: 1) Devika Gopal Agge, Beth Holly, Jean Shafiroff, Candace Bushnell, Michelle Penzer, Carolyn Rossip Malcolm, Tomasita Sherer, Lorraine Cortez Vasquez. 2) Jean Shafiroff, Malan Breton, Irina Pantaeva, Angel Pai. 3) Ryan Nessing, Bianca Lopez, Roy Kean. 4) Ryan Nessing, Bianca Lopez, Roy Kean. 5) Elton Ilirjani, Julia Ilirjani. 6) Matt Rich, Mark Simone. 7) 3941194 Matt Rich, Mark Simone. 8) Mariebel Lieberman. 9) Noel Xie.

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