Jean Shafiroff’s Guide to New York and Monaco: fundraisers & events

Jean Shafiroff ,The American First Lady of Philanthropy who is on over 8 boards in the USA, has been a champion of causes helping children, animals, women’s rights and the environment. She recommends the following  NYC and Monaco events for this upcoming social season.

The 10th Annual Unconditional Love Gala to benefit the Southhampton NY Animal Shelter on July 20, 2019 was a big success. Jean Shafiroff is on the board and work tirelessly to help increase their funding. What started as a cocktail party, yielding USD 70.000 in donations, has turned into the most sought after beautiful gala in South Hampton, New York, now reaching donations close to one million USD. “We love all of our pets!” states Jean. Whether it be cats,dogs,horses or the marine sea life, Jean works tirelessly to support animal rescue and preservation .Jean’s daughters also work tirelessly for animal rescue efforts in remote parts of the world. www.southamptonanimalshelter.com

The Martin Shafiroff’s were honoured to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department on August 3, 2019 in Southampton, NY. When I went to the hospital last November with Jean, after she twisted her ankle, I was astounded at how many nurses and doctors knew the Shafiroff’s support for the hospital. The Shafiroff’s were praised for helping build a new wing, which was partially due to their contributions. southampton.stonybrookmedicine.edu

2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion Christian Louboutin Luncheon.

Wear those red heeled stilletto’s and join the Prada meets Armani clad set.  Jean is a guest at this very chic luncheon which launches NYC fashion week. Fashionistas meet hard working journalists, you are bound to see Glenda Bailey of Harpers’ Bazaar and Anna Wintour. Wednesday, September 4th 2019. David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. www.fitnyc.edu/museum/support/couture-council/christian-louboutin.php

The Metropolitan Opera opening night gala, Gala Premiere of James Robinson’s new production: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

One of the must’s on the New York society scene, the Shafiroff’s are contributors and guests. Monday, September 23 2019. The Metropolitan Opera, New York. www.metopera.org

Monte Carlo Gala, For the Global Ocean

Presided by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the third Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2019, during the Monaco Yacht Show. This major fundraising event will gather international artists and philanthropists for an exclusive gala in favor of the Foundation’s worldwide initiatives dedicated to a sustainable Ocean. “ Today, we know the immense opportunities offered by the ocean, provided we are able to protect it efficiently and manage it in a sustainable manner ” H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, UN Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 14», New York City, June 8th 2017. Without a doubt, the top event all year round in Europe, this charity fundraiser draws on an International guest list who care to help our environment. Top name celebrities privately, as no journalists are allowed in side, support: Leonardo Di Caprio was honoured in year one , Orlando Bloom and Katie Perry joined in 2018). A rare and beautiful night ! Thursday,Sept.26, 2019. Terraces of the Opera Garnier, Principality of Monaco. www.montecarlogalafortheocean.mc

The Disco 4 Humanity Celebration Monaco

Glitter & Glam for the 10th Annual Better World Awards Beach party. A thank you to all the BWA guests and celebrity supporters in the past: Eva Longoria, Pamela Anderson, José Feliciano, Kweku Mandela, Ky-Mani Marley to name a few. Live Performance by the Gibson Brothers of the famed, “Cuba” song. More 70 and 80’s Bands added in September. Dance outdoors under the stars on Monaco Yacht Show Satruday. Event auction will benefit charity announced by August 25, 2019 on website. Saturday, September 28,2019. Meridien Hotel Beach. Jean: “I hope to fly into Monaco for this super fun night for an important cause . The Disco theme will light up the already starry night over the Mediterranean.” www.thebwawards.com

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