Jean Shafiroff kicked off her Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give book tour in Tampa, FL, on Monday, March 14, 2016 with an appearance on national program Daytime TV, airing in 400 cities nationwide, where she discussed her motivation behind writing the book and why it is so important to give. On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Shafiroff appeared on ABC 7 from Sarasota, FL, twice no less – a morning appearance on Good Morning Suncoast, and an afternoon appearance at the live airing of Suncoast View. The busy philanthropist and author continued her book tour on March, 16, 2016 in West Palm Beach, FL, with an interview on FOX 29 Morning News (which aired Friday, March 18th, 2016), where she offered insights from her book as well as advice for aspiring philanthropists on how to help bring about change.
Jean Shafiroff was the guest of honor at a book signing party at the Palm Beach Book Store on the evening of Wednesday, March, 16, 2016, where attendees included Candice Cohen, Alexander Dube, Annie Falk, Candace Gonzalez, Kalu Kalu, Terri Lynn, Anne Van Ness, Pamela O’Connor, Anka Palitz and Mark Young. Shafiroff wrapped up her Florida book tour with a book signing party at Sequin Palm Beach on March 18th, 2016. Guests got an opportunity to discuss Successful Philanthropy with Shafiroff herself, meanwhile enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres amongst the store’s jewelry collections. 100 percent of book proceeds and 40 percent of sales from Jewelry during the evening’s event went to benefit Tri-County Animal Rescue, a cause close to Shafiroff’s heart. Attendees at this event included Cheryl Dovenberg, Pam DuBois, David Ferguson, Kathy Ferguson, Rick Friedberg, Kate Jenkins, Candace Jorritsme, Paul Lattanzio, Patrick McMullan, Countess Kristina von Merfeldt, Kim Renk, Rick Rose, Scott Scala, Martin Shafiroff, Ben Walton and Countess Yelitza Karolyi.
About Successful Philanthropy:
Successful Philanthropy is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far beyond making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world. Learn to identify your passions and interests and discover how they can guide your philanthropic work. Find the best ways to choose a charity that will offer personal fulfillment while also making the best use of your contribution to the cause of your choice.
Successful Philanthropy features a special introduction by Georgina Bloomberg who discusses how she paired her background as an equestrian and as a philanthropist to launch her charitable venture, The Riders Closet. In addition, the book features a foreword by Scott Elkins, US Campaign Director of the Margaret Thatcher Scholarship Trust at Oxford University and CEO of SE Advisors, who salutes author Jean Shafiroff for encouraging others to “help bring about change,” through the text and her philanthropic initiatives in any way possible.
About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and humanitarian, is considered to be at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. She is a volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Honorary Board, and Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation. Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others. Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations.
Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. Jean is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.
For more information about Successful Philanthropy, please visit www.jeanshafiroff.com