Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Flo Anthony And Others At The NAN’s Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was honored along with other prominent New Yorkers at the Harlem-based National Action Network‘s 23rd Annual Women of Excellence/ Man of Vision Luncheon at the Astoria World Manor in Astoria, Queens.

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Ms. Shafiroff was honored for her outstanding service & dedicated commitment to philanthropy. Other honorees included the Honorable Machelle Sweeting, Dr. Cynthia Ashley, and Korey Wise. Audrey Smaltz served as emcee. The event attracted close to 200 notable New Yorkers.

Those in attendance included Jean Shafiroff, US Rep. Carole Maloney, Kathy Jordan Sharpton, Dominique Sharpton Bright, Audrey Smaltz, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Attorney Michael Harvey, singer Angela Winbush, Flo Anthony, Helen Shelton, Matt Rich, Tony Bowles, and actor Harold House Moore.

Carolyn Maloney gave salutations mentioning the wonderful philanthropic work of Jean Shafiroff. She also spoke about the great work of the National Action Network and the important exoneration of Korey Wise who was accused of a murder that 15 years later DNA testing proved wrong. Flo Anthony introduced Jean Shafiroff and spoke about her excellent work in philanthropy all across the globe. Ms. Shafiroff who wore a couture suit by fashion designer, designer to Cicely Tyson and Harlem fave B. Michael spoke about the good work of the National Action Network and how she was grateful to be honored by the group, National Action Network.

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.

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National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality.

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Photo Credit: 1) Jean Shafiroff, Audrey Smaltz, Korey Wise, Carolyn…e Sharpton. 2)  Jean Shafiroff. 3) Jean Shafiroff and Eric Adams. 4) Jean Shafiroff and Carolyn Maloney. 5) Jean Shafiroff and J. Machelle Sweeting. 6) Audrey Smaltz and Jason O. Parker. 7) Harold House Moore and Flo Anthony. Krista Kennell/©Patrick McMullan

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