Jean Shafiroff | Philanthropy
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New York City Mission Society

NYC Mission Society is a multi-service community-based organization that improves the lives of children, youth and families in the city’s most underserved communities. Through programs and services that respond to community needs, the organization creates cycles of success for generation to come. Jean Shafiroff was elected to NYC Mission Society’s Board of Directors, effective October 15, 2014. Ms. Shafiroff has devoted her time to helping NYC Mission Society. On March 12, 2014, Ms. Shafiroff was honored by NYC Mission Society at its annual Gala and received the Dina Merrill Award for Public Service. She chaired the annual Gala in Spring 2015 and co-chaired a successful event in East Hampton in 2013 and 2014. In addition, she co-chaired and the nonprofit’s Bicentennial Gala in December 2012.

New York Women’s Foundation

The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change. A cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls. After hosting the Foundation luncheon for four years, Shafiroff joined the board. “It’s a great gift to be able to give back.” “Both time and resources are vitally important. If we can help to make the lives of our fellow citizens better, we should. And when you help a women to get a job, you’re helping her entire family.”

Southampton Hospital

Jean is particularly known for her leadership in raising money for the Southampton Hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 she served as the chairwoman of the Southampton Hospital’s Annual Summer Galas, which collectively raised $5.4 million ($1.7, $2 and $1.7 million, respectively). Jean remains active with the Southampton hospital and served as the underwriting chair for the hospital’s summer gala in 2015.

Southampton Animal Shelter

Jean has been very active with the Southampton Animal Shelter and served as chairwoman of their Annual Gala in July 2012 and Honorary Chair in 2013.  In 2014 she served as Chairwoman of their July 19th Gala honoring Georgina Bloomberg.  In July 2015, she returned as chairwoman. In her capacity as chairwoman and honorary chairwoman, she has helped the shelter raise well over two million dollars. Jean has served on the honorary board of the Southampton Animal Shelter for several years.


NY Women’s Foundation

NYC Mission Society

Couture Council

French Heritage Society


Honorary Board of Southampton Animal Shelter

Southampton Bath and Tennis Club Charitable Foundation

Lighthouse Internationational Advisory Board

Pet Philanthropy 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award- August 2014

Surgeons of Hope -May 2014

Dina Merrill Award for Public Service by NY Mission Society – Received at Annual Gala March 2014

JBFCS Madeleine Borg Lifetime Service Award at the Annual Gala – April 24, 2013

Youth Counseling League at Centennial Gala – January 2008

Honored by Ellen Hermanson Foundation – June 2014

Animal Zone International Argos Fall Benefit – November 2014