Jean Shafiroff has been a Philanthropist and is an active volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. Her managerial skills, compassion, generosity and enthusiastic dedication are among her strongest traits. Her particular interests include charities related to women, health care, animals and the people of the cities she calls home.
Shafiroff graduated with an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from Columbia University’s 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.
Shafiroff is known for her leadership in raising money for the Southampton Hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 she served as the chairwoman of the Southampton Hospital’s Annual Summer Galas, which collectively raised $5.4 million.
She has sat on the boards of The New York Women’s Foundation®, NY Mission Society, JBFCS (20+ years), the French Heritage Society, and more. As a result of her philanthropic work, Shafiroff has been honored by several organizations.
Shafiroff has enjoyed writing and has had numerous articles published in Social Life Magazine and other publications. She 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. They reside in New York City and Southampton.