On March 21, Jean Shafiroff hosted a celebration at her Park Avenue apartment to mark the publication of her first book, “Successful Philanthropy – How to Make a Life by What You Give.”
The book features an introduction from Georgina Bloomberg, who made a special guest appearance to toast Jean in front of guests that included, Geoffrey Bradfield, Suzette Charles, Rita Cosby, Alex Donner, Curtis Ellis, Scott Elkins, George and Hillie Gurley, Roy Kean, Carl Kempner, FOX News correspondent Rick Leventhal, Maggie Norris, Anne Rapp, Stan Rumbough, Martin Shafiroff, Mortimer Zuckerman, Randi Schatz and Zang Toi.
Jean Shafiroff and Georgina Bloomberg
Successful Philanthropy is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be 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 removes the guesswork and helps you shape your own personal path, providing much-needed insight and guidance into making philanthropy a lasting part of your life. A comprehensive guide, Successful Philanthropy provides details on all aspects of philanthropy, including what most boards look for in a candidate and, for those who are thinking of starting a charity, specific information on what anyone ought to know before venturing in that direction. Successful Philanthropy discusses the importance of teaching the next generation the value of giving in schools and at home to improve our community, our country, and our world.
Giving back to those in need is among the most rewarding and self-fulfilling parts of being human. Successful Philanthropy invites you to explore the many ways that you can find fulfillment through a lifetime of philanthropic giving.
Midway through the event Jean gathered the attendees and made a short speech talking about her inspiration for writing the book. She said, “when you give, you get, and what you get is the reward of knowing that what you are doing is making the world a better place.” She then thanked representatives from many of the foundations she works with including: Robert Chaloner, President of the Southampton Hospital, Elise McCabe-Thompson, President of the NYC Mission Society, Valerie Steel, Head of The Couture Council, Steve Bernstein, President of Southampton Hospital Board, Anna Oliveira, President of NY Women’s Foundation, Yaz Hernandez, President of Couture Council, Elizabeth Stribling, Chairman at French Heritage Society, and also the Southampton Animal Shelter. She then thanked attendees and encouraged people to ask questions, read the book and learn more about how they can incorporate philanthropy into their own lives.
Jean Shafiroff and her rescue pitbull, Bella
Additional guests included: Tomaczek Bednarek, Judy Bernstein, Margaret Butler, Liliana Cavendish, Rita Cosby, Kipton Cronkite, Clara Del Villar Scott Elkins, Xiomi Frans-Cuber, Dawne-Marie Grannum, Dr. Penny Grant, R. Couri Hay, Carl Kempner, Jim Luce, Dale Noelle and Rick Weil, Paola Rosenshein, Leesa Rowland and Steven Sephaugh, Richard Rubenstein, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Beth Shak, Randi Schatz, Victor de Souza, and Lauren Wilcox.
Carl and Valerie Kempner
Cassandra Seidenfeld and Randi Schatz