Fashion & Philanthropy Icon Jean Shafiroff
Leadership Award to Manhattan Borough
President Gale Brewer
at Times Square Fashion Week
The 3rd Annual Times Square
Fashion Week took place at Father Duffy Square in the
heart of Times Square. Fashion and Philanthropy Icon Jean
Shafiroff who emceed last year’s event, took part in
this year’s fabulous event as the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Jean was introduced and presented Gale Brewer, President
of the Manhattan Borough with the “I
Love NY Leadership award.”
Over 1,000 attendees were on hand to see the
runway show from designers Cesar Galindo, House of
Barretti, Gloria Lee, and Raphelita. The event
was a combination of street runway, digital shows on
billboards, double decker bus, and a finale cocktail event!
There was a live performance featuring award-winning TV host
and Broadway performer, Cindy Ashton.
Notable attendees included: Jean
Shafiroff, Cindy Ashton, Gale Brewer, NYS Assemblywoman
Rebecca Seawright, Designer David Rolle of Raphelita,
Yolanda Adams, David Hochberg, Gail Kresge, Robert Altman,
Dee Rivera, Loren LoRosa, Aoki Lee Simmons, and Taylor
About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist,
humanitarian, TV host, writer, and the author of the book "Successful
Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give". Jean
is often referred to as "the first lady of philanthropy" by
the press because of her generosity and extensive work as a
volunteer fundraiser and leader in the philanthropic world.
She serves on the boards of many charitable organizations
and each year chairs upwards of eight different charity
galas. Among the many causes she champions are those
involved in women’s rights, rights of the underserved,
health care, and animal welfare.
Jean serves on the boards of the American
Humane, Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission
Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council of the
Museum at FIT, Global Strays, New York Women's Foundation,
and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board. A
Catholic, she served on the board of the Jewish Board for 28
years and now is one of their honorary trustees.
In addition, Jean is an ambassador for
American Humane and is the national spokesperson for the
organization’s “Feed the Hungry” Covid-19 program, an
initiative designed to provide food for 1,000,000 shelter
animals. Jean is the ambassador of the Southampton Animal
Shelter Foundation and a key donor and volunteer fundraiser
for their work. She is a New York Women's Foundation Board
Alumna who remains very active with the Foundation and with
women's issues in general.
For her philanthropy Jean has been honored
many times by groups including the Stony Brook Southampton
Hospital, American Heart Association, American Cancer
Society, New York City Mission Society, Southampton Animal
Shelter, Surgeons of Hope, Al Sharpton's National Action
Network, the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy
Circle, Animal Zone International, Youth Counselling League,
the NYC International Film Festival Foundation, the Jewish
Board, and the Hadassah. In December 2020 Dan's Paper named
her Philanthropist of the Year at their Long Island Power
Women's Award Ceremony.
Jean is the producer and host of the
television show "Successful Philanthropy" which airs
six times weekly through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY, as
well as in New York City on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN):
Spectrum Channel 34 and 1995, Verizon/FiOS Channel 33, and
RCN Channel 82. The show will open in additional markets in
2021. On her TV program Jean interviews an eclectic mix of
leaders in the world of philanthropy as well as actors,
artists, business and civic leaders, and even a U.S.
For more information about Jean Shafiroff,
please visit: jeanshafiroffofficial.com.
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