Author, TV host and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted the Celebrating the Art of Style Party at the Croydon Hotel in Miami Beach, FL to launch Art Basel Miami 2021. Jean was decked out in an Oscar de la Renta dress from the spring 2022 collection with complementary fuschia-colored gloves.
Cocktails and appetizers were served as guests, celebrities and art lovers converged on the South Beach hotspot to celebrate one of the biggest arts events of the year.
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Leading galleries from five continents are exhibiting important works by masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as a new generation of emerging stars, at this year’s Art Basel fair.
Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Peter Thomas Roth, Ray Mancini, Ray Mancini Jr., Craig Singer, Ariel Swedroe, Chloe Pearl, Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel, Nicole Noonan, Steven Knobel, Paola Bacchini, Margaret Luce, Carmen D ‘ Alessio, Ruth Miller, Pamela Morgan, Maya Johnson, Lauren Day Roberts, Lee Fryd, Stacy Engman, Curtis D. Young, Phaon Spurlock, Lieba Nesis, Carol Wilkinson, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Ian Donahue, Ezequiel DeLaRosa, Ana Stone, Ron Burkhardt , Amber Love Bond, Marie Assante and Gigi Robinson.
Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, television host, writer and author of the book “Successful philanthropy: how to make a living from 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 sits on the boards of many charitable organizations and chairs over eight different charity galas each year. Among the many causes she advocates for are those involved in women’s rights, the rights of the underserved, health care and animal welfare.
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Jean sits on the boards of the American Humane, the Southampton Hospital Association, the NYC Mission Society, the French Heritage Society, the Couture Council of the Museum at FIT, Global Strays, the New York Women’s Foundation , Casita Maria and the Honorary Council of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.
A Catholic, she served on the Jewish Board for 28 years and is now one of their honorary directors.
In addition, Jean is an American Humane Ambassador and national spokesperson for the organization’s Covid-19 “Feed the Hungry” program, an initiative designed to provide food to 1,000,000 shelter animals.
Jean is the Ambassador for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and a major donor and volunteer fundraiser for their work.
She is an alumnus of the board of directors of the New York Women’s Foundation who remains very active with the Foundation and women’s issues in general.
For his philanthropy, Jean has been honored on several occasions by groups such as the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation, Health Advocates for Older Adults, 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, Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, Youth Counseling League, NYC International Film Festival Foundation, Jewish Board and Hadassah.
In December 2020, Dan’s Paper named her Philanthropist of the Year at the Long Island Power Women’s Awards.
Jean is the producer and host of the television show “Successful Philanthropy” which airs six times a week at 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 Canal 33 and RCN Canal 82.
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The show will open in other markets in 2021. On his TV show, Jean interviews an eclectic mix of leaders from the philanthropic world as well as actors, artists, corporate and civic leaders, and even a candidate for the US presidential election.
For more information on Jean Shafiroff, please visit jeanshafiroffofficial.com.
The whimsical Croydon Hotel is located in the middle of Miami Beach, next to Collins Avenue. Comfortable accommodation includes 24-hour service, Tempurpedic beds, CO Bigelow bath products, an on-site restaurant (The Tavern), free cocktails every night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., swimming pool, yoga classes and a rooftop terrace with panoramic ocean and city views.
Dine and dine at the taverna which has both a wide selection of dining options throughout the day as well as indoor or outdoor seating to suit your mood.
For more information about the Croydon Hotel, please visit www.hotelcroydonmiamibeach.com.
Photo credit: 1) Jean Shafiroff. 2) Carol Wilkinson and Jean Shafiroff 3) Phaon Spurlock, Jean Shafiroff and Curtis D. Young. 4) Chloé Pearl, Jean Shafiroff and Ariel Swedroe. 5) Ian Donahue and Ezequiel DeLaRosa. 6) Nicole Noonan, Steven Knobel. 7) Paola Bacchini, Margaret Luce. 8) Gigi Robinson. By Patrick McMullan.