Jean Shafiroff, prominent 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 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, George Wayne, Vicky Tiel, 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, 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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About the New York City Mission Society
The New York City Mission Society has been on the frontlines of the war on poverty for more than 200 years. Today, our progressive portfolio of educational, workforce development, cultural enrichment, and community-building programs make a positive, long-term impact on the City’s most underserved communities by promoting academic achievement and providing career opportunities and cultural enrichment. Each year, we serve more than 12,000 children and families throughout New York City with our programs, supportive services, and community events.
For more information about the New York City Mission Society, visit: http://www.nycmissionsociety.org.
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About Jean Shafiroff
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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