Philanthropist and Author Jean Shafiroff Hosted Annual Holiday Luncheon In Honor of The New York Center for Children at Le Cirque

Jean Shafiroff, Prominent Philanthropist and Author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, hosted her fourth annual holiday luncheon, this time at Le Cirque. More than 60 invitees attended the luncheon, which was held in honor of The New York Center for Children. In true holiday spirit, Shafiroff made a generous donation to the charity in honor of those guest who attended.

Attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Ariadna Vera Bustindui, George Gurley, Sharon Bush, Francine Le Frak, Nina Burleigh, Dale Dobson, New York State Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Jay Cheshes, Jeanne Lawrence, Ann Rapp, Barbara Tober, CeCe Black, Randi Schatz, Irene Michaels, Chele Chiavacci Farley, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Maggie Norris, Victor de Souza, Malan Breton, Frederick Anderson, former Miss America Suzette Charles, Liliana Cavendish, William Cavendish, George Wayne, Matt Rich, Rita Cosby, Flo Anthony, Marco Maccioni, Penny Grant, Joanna Fisher, Tomaczek Bednarek, Larry Keiser, Roy Kean, Michael Henry Adams, and Susan Gutfruend.

This was the first time Mrs. Shafiroff held her luncheon at Le Cirque, which will permanently close at its current location on December 31st, 2017. (The restaurant is slated to reopen at a new location in 2018.)  A longtime and dedicated patron of Le Cirque, Mrs. Shafiroff has hosted numerous private and charitable events at the restaurant over the years. Guests enjoyed a three course lunch/dinner, including goat cheese salad, a selection of gourmet chicken or salmon, and a dessert medley, as well as wines and champagne.

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 eight organizations, including the 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, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays. She is also an ambassador for the American Humane Society. 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 Center for Children

Founded in 1995 with the support of the late Broadway producer Marty Richards and philanthropist Georgette Mosbacher, The New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse. All of the programs and services to children and families at NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance. In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events. NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City. The child-friendly space is located at 333 East 70th Street, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

For more information on NYCC, visit  newyorkcenterforchildren.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.

For more information about Jean Shafiroff, please visit: www.jeanshafiroff.com/

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About Successful Philanthropy

Successful Philanthropy is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Philanthropy encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that are just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world.

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available in selected bookstores.

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Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, and Ariadna Vera Bustindui
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CeCe Black and Barbara Tober ©Patrick McMullan

 

Matt Rich and Francine LeFrak ©Patrick McMullan

 

Lilian Cavendish and William Cavendish ©Patrick McMullan

 

Sharon Bush and Jeanne Lawrence ©Patrick McMullan

 

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Victor de Souza, Jean Shafiroff, Maggie Norris, Frederick Anderson, and Malan Breton
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George Wayne, Penny Grant, and Chiu-Ti Jansen ©Patrick McMullan

 

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Lee Fryd, Flo Anthony, Lucia Hwong Gordon, and Cassandra Seindenfeld
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Ann Rapp, CeCe Black, Liliana Cavendish, and Dawne Marie Grannum
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