Philanthropist, author, and TV host Jean Shafiroff, and Christine Schott Ledes, hosted a luncheon in honor of Stacey Leuilette at Le Bilboquet, in Palm Beach, Florida.
The luncheon was held in recognition and to celebrate Stacey Leuilette’s nomination for the Woman of the Year Award for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Palm Beach County.
To donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Palm Beach, and help Stacey achieve her goal of raising funds for cancer research, go to donate.lls.org.
Those in attendance included Jean Shafiroff, Stacey Leuilette, Christine Schott Ledes, Whitney Schott, Kim Dryer, Lisa Kerkorian, Anka Palitz, Meg McCartney, Sharon Bush, Kim Heirston, Kim Charlton, Lily Holt Dillon, Taylor Materio, Holly Holden, Christine Pressman, and Melinda Rockwell.
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, 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 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.
For more information about Jean Shafiroff’s philanthropic work, please visit: www.jeanshafiroff.com/
Photo credit: 1) Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Stacey Leuilette. 2) Kim Heirston and Kim Charlton. 3) Christine Schott Ledes and Whitney Schott. 4) Stacey Leuliette, and Kim Dryer. 5) Meg McCartney, Holly Holden, and Christine Pressma. By. Annie Watt