25A Magazine’s Publisher Chase Backer and Editor-In-Chief Christopher A. Pape hosted a party to celebrate Philanthropist & Author of Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give, Jean Shafiroff, on the cover of 25A Magazine’s March 2016 issue. The invitation-only event was held at Sant Andrea Cafe on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
Guests included: Christopher Pape, Sonia Nassery Cole, Andrew Flach, Mark D. Friedman, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Dawne Marie Grannum, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Alex Kalas, Tim Kucha, Katlean de Monchy, Pamela Morgan, Adele Nino, Lauren Day Roberts, Kithe Brewster, Marilyn Kirschner, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Jean Shafiroff, Patricia Shiah, Montgomery Frazier, Curtis Young, Mark Simone, Carmen D’Alessio and Paola Rosenshein.
At the soon-to-open upscale Venetian restaurant located just steps from Central Park, guests enjoyed a selection of Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres. The event also featured Shafiroff’s new book Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give, a practical guide offering advice for modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Author Jean Shafiroff comments that, “Describing yourself as a philanthropist may seem odd at first. For some people, being a philanthropist sounds like something limited only to those who give large financial gifts. But the truth is that philanthropy is accessible to anyone.”
Successful Philanthropy: How To Make a Life by What You Give [Hatherleigh Press/Penguin Random House] is available to order in Hardcover and E-Reader on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound [ISBN 978-1578266173]. The book is also available for purchase wherever books are sold.
Photos courtesy of PatrickMcMullan.com
About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and humanitarian, 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.
A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’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. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, 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 Honorary Board, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.
Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is particularly well-known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the Southampton Hospital, New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation and Southampton Animal Shelter. Jean has been honored by several organizations including the New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Surgeons of Hope, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, and Animal Zone International.
Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.
For more information about Jean Shafiroff and Successful Philanthropy, please visit www.jeanshafiroff.com.
About 25A Magazine:
25A magazine caters to those who have a fine-tuned taste for luxurious treasures and takes you inside the world’s most affluent area. From interest stories and profiles about celebrities and prominent business people to the latest in high-fashion, exotic automobiles, restaurants, glamorous travel destinations, beauty must-haves, and Gold Coast mansions. 25A is the ultimate guide to the sweet life. With an informative editorial, beautiful design and captive photography it’s no wonder why it is the premier luxury magazine for the Gold Coast.
For more information on 25A Magazine, please visit http://www.25amagazine.com/
About Sant Andrea Cafe:
Sant Andrea Café is a new restaurant which brings the authenticity taste and tradition of Venetian cuisine to a new world audience, set to officially open May 1st, 2016. Highly respected restaurateur Alex Kalas – credited for popular Villagio outposts in South Florida and Chicago – and his partner Chef Andrea Zenin present a sophisticated menu of refined Venetian cuisine in a beautifully-designed, bright and airy space overlooking Central Park South.
The aim at Sant Andrea Café is to convey the essentials of Venetian cuisine to its clientele with consideration to Italian tradition. Globally acclaimed chef, Andrea Zenin leads this mission with his passion for pastry and culinary dining. Chef Zenin has garnered numerous accolades during his career including the 2006 European Union best Pastry Chef award, Dubai Grand Gourmet Summit and Tokyo Italian Fair Festival.
Among the unique elements of the dining experience is the number of the dishes that are uniquely paired with varieties of olive oil to enhance the pleasure of the tasting. In addition house made paninis using authentic ingredients round-out the experience. Choose between varieties of excellent mains – such as the Staccetti di Manzo (thinly sliced beef with fresh tomato, capers, Taggiasche olives, served with eggplant puree and fried mixed vegetable sticks paired with X.O.O Campania olive oil. Alternatively, why not try the signature Astice Sant Andrea (Fresh Maine lobster out of the shell sautéed with lime tomato, fresh thyme, cilantro, served with delicate lime mashed potatoes and crabmeat bisque served with X.O.O Umbria olive oil.
The bar boasts an impressive wine-list, sourced from leading vineyards of Italy, America, Argentina and around the world. The restaurant’s elegant interior, designed by award-winning designers Jeffrey Beers International, is outfitted with marble benches, wooden furnishings. The open kitchen overlooks a dining area whimsically lit by 637 crystal light fixtures and wide glass doors open entirely to allow for al fresco dining overlooking Central Park.
For more information, visit www.santandreacafe.com