Influencer Jean Shafiroff (@jeanshafiroff)
and Christine Schott Ledes(@schottledes @the.beauty.influencers @aiaawards @beautyInfluencerAssoc @ThisWeekwithGeorgeLedes),
president of the American Influencer Association,
hosted a philanthropic luncheon on Saturday, February 15th,
at The Brazilian Court in Palm Beach. This was the second of
a series of events the two will host on influencers and
philanthropy this year.
A toast was made to Robin
Baker Leacock —wife of
renowned film maker Robert Leacock (Madonna’s Truth
or Dare) and daughter-in-law of the late pioneer of
documentary film, Richard Leacock,
on her PBS film on philanthropy, A Passion for Giving.
Siobhan & Chris Cameron (The NY Post’s Alexa), Jayne
Chase (Modern Luxury Palm Beach), Ava Roosevelt, Anka Palitz,
Felicia Taylor, Pamela O’Connor, Maria Fishel,
Amy Hadley , Della Rounick,
Paola Bachinni, Chris
Cameron, Bill Richards , Bea Cayzer a
Suzanne Stoll and others.
more than 430K followers on Instagram, Jean Shafiroff was
one of the first to embrace social media as a way to build
awareness for the charities she and her husband financier Martin Shafiroff support.
Jean Shafiroff sits
on the board of eight charitable organizations including:
New York City Mission Society, French Heritage Society,
Southampton Hospital Association, Southampton Animal Shelter
Foundation (Honorary Board), Couture Council (Museum at
FIT) and Southampton Bath & Tennis Charitable Foundation and
Global Strays. She is the author of Successful
Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give (2016).
Jean is also know for her sense of
style and is often referred to as a fashion icon.
With more than 240K
combined followers on Instagram, Christine Schott Ledes is
president of the American Influencer Association
which aims to create a trade organization for social media influencers and
help bring standards and practices to
this wild west of an industry. As founder of Elite
Celebrities PR – a division of Elite Model Management, she
has worked with such supermodels as Paulina Porizkova and Iman,
and launched the careers of Lauren Bush Lauren and Amanda
Hearst. Moving into the social media influencer space, Schott Ledes now
works with such influencers as
@JeremyFragrance – the
leading fragrance influencer in
the world. Having previously worked for such publications
as SHAPE, MADEMOISELLE, PRESTIGE, BEAUTY
FASHION & Cosmetic World, she now edits The
Beauty Influencers and This Week with George Ledes –
the highly popular newsletter she co-founded with her
husband, George Ledes, a
veteran in the prestige beauty and fragrance industries.