Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Hosted Annual Holiday Luncheon In Honor NY Mission Society

December 20, 2018

Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted her fifth annual holiday luncheon, this time at Omar at Vaucluse. The luncheon was held in honor of the New York City Mission Society, and in the true holiday spirit, Shafiroff made a generous donation in honor of the guests who attended.

Attendees included: Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff , Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Sharon Bush, Barbara Tober, Ben Widdicombe, Susan Gutfreund, CeCe Black, Jeanne Lawrence, Elsie McCabe Thompson, Lady Liliana Cavindish, Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Ray Bouderau, George Gurley, Chris Cameron, Harlem fave George Wayne, Vicky Teal, Victor dE Souza, Marilyn Kirschner, Ana Bartz, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Edgar Batista, Larry Kaiser, Lieba Nesis, Lady Liliana Cavendish, Guilda Sacasa, Maria Fishel, Katlean DeMonchy, Ernest Schmatolla, Ariadna Vera Bustindui, Joan Jedell, Harlem fave Flo Anthony, Laurel Marcus, Jill Lynne, Joyce Brooks, and NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright.

Jean Shafiroff is renowned for her charitable giving and commitment to philanthropy. She chairs numerous galas and hosts many events benefitting several not-for-profit organizations each year and is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, a book which serves as a practical guide for both the aspiring and seasoned philanthropist. She serves on the boards of seven organizations, including the New York City Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays. She is also an ambassador for the American Humane Society and the Ambassador-at-large for the Southampton Animal Shelter. In addition, Jean is a New York Women’s Foundation Board Alumna who remains very active with the Foundation and women’s issues. A volunteer fundraiser, leader, and spokesperson for several charitable causes, Jean Shafiroff’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare, and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes.

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Photo credit: 1) Jean Shafiroff 2) Jean Shafiroff and Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia. 3) Jeanne Lawrence, Edgar Batista, and Susan Gutfreund. 4)  Lee Fryd, Jill Lynne, Rebecca Seawright, and CeCe Black. 5) Edgar Batista, Susan Gutfreund and Prince Dimitr…of Yugoslavia 6) Jean Shafiroff and Sharon Bush. 7) Laurel Marcus, Marilyn Kirschner and Vicky Tiel. 8) Sharon Bush and Tomaczek Bednarek. 9) Vicky Tiel, Laurel Marcus, Jean Shafiroff, Rhonda …ilyn Kirschner. 10) Patricia Shiah and Jeanne Lawrence. 11) Jean Shafiroff and Ben Widdicombe. 12) Dawne Marie Grannum and Ruth Miller 13)  Jean Shafiroff and Ariadna Vera Bustindui.By Photo Credit: Krista Kennell/©Patrick McMullan.

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