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Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Hosts Annual Bastille Day Luncheon

Photo Credits: PMC / Sean Zanni

 

Philanthropist, TV Host and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon at Michael’s Restaurant New York in honor of the French Heritage Society. 55 distinguished guests enjoyed a specially composed menu in Michael’s private dining room and represented a cross-section of Society, fashion and media notables.

Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Fern Mallis, Valerie Steele, Elizabeth Stribling, NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Barbara Tober, Ramona Singer, Bill McCuddy, Christine Schott, George Ledes, David Hochberg, Roy Kean, Lee Fryd, Fernanda Garcia, Marilyn Kirschner, Laurel Marcus, Ernest Schmatola, Maribel Lieberman,  Sylvia Hermingway,  Katlean de Monchy, Lieba Nesis  and fashion designers Nabys Vielman, Victor de Souza, Andrew Yu, and Ron Dyson.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Patricia Shiah, Elizabeth Stribling and Jennifer Heroein attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Patricia Shiah;Elizabeth Stribling;Jennifer HeroeinNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Marilyn Crawford and Marilyn Kirschner attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Marilyn Crawford;Marilyn KirschnerNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Marilyn Kirschner, Ernest Schmatolla and Laurel Marcus attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Marilyn Kirschner;Ernest Schmatolla;Laurel MarcusNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Joshua Kamei attends Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Joshua KameiNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Andy Yu and David Hochberg attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Andy Yu;David HochbergNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Jean Shafiroff, Maria Fishel and Ruth Miller attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean Shafiroff;Maria Fishel;Ruth MillerNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Fern Mallis, Barbara Tober, Jean Shafiroff, Ron Dyce and Lee Fryd attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Fern Mallis;Barbara Tober;Jean Shafiroff;Ron Dyce;Lee FrydNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Jean Shafiroff and Barbara Tober attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean Shafiroff;Barbara ToberNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Judy McLaren, Michele Heery and Jean Shafiroff attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Judy McLaren;Michele Heery;Jean ShafiroffNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Jean Shafiroff and Andy Yu attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean Shafiroff;Andy YuNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Ramona Singer and Jean Shafiroff attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Ramona Singer;Jean ShafiroffNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Elizabeth Stribling and Jean Shafiroff attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Elizabeth Stribling;Jean ShafiroffNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Jean Shafiroff and Fern Mallis attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean Shafiroff;Fern MallisNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Maribel Lieberman, Jean Shafiroff and Lucia Hwong Gordon attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Maribel Lieberman;Jean Shafiroff;Lucia Hwong GordonNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Jean Shafiroff, ? and Fernanda Garcia attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean Shafiroff;?;Fernanda GarciaNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Victor dE Souza attends Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Victor dE SouzaNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Fernanda Garcia, Jean Shafiroff, Rebecca Seawright and Bill McCuddy attend Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Fernanda Garcia;Jean Shafiroff;Rebecca Seawright;Bill McCuddyNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Atmosphere at Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** AtmosphereNEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Atmosphere at Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael's on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Atmosphere

Making a fashion statement as always, Jean wore a beautiful floral chiffon dress by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera.

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has served as a board member of the French Heritage Society since 2012. A strong supporter of the nonprofit organization, Jean is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and promotion of French heritage in America and France. In November of 2022, the French Heritage Society honored Jean Shafiroff for her philanthropy at their New York City Gala.

The French national holiday, Bastille Day, commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison, marking the beginning of the French Revolution, which took place on July 14, 1789. The Bastille prison was a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis XVI’s Regime. By capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king’s authority should be limited by a separation of powers.

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 12: Jean Shafiroff attends Jean Shafiroff Hosts Luncheon In Honor Of Bastille Day at Michael’s on July 12, 2023 in New York. (Photo by Sean Zanni/PMC/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean Shafiroff

About Jean Shafiroff:

Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist, humanitarian, TV host, writer, and the author of the book “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give”. Jean works extensively as a volunteer fundraiser and leader in the philanthropic world. She serves on the boards of 8 charitable organizations and each year chairs upwards of eight to 9 different charity galas. Among the many causes she champions are those involved in women’s rights, rights of the underserved, health care, and animal welfare.

Jean serves on the boards of the American Humane, Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council of the Museum at FIT, Global Strays, New York Women’s Foundation, Casita Maria, and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board. A Catholic, she served on the board of the Jewish Board for 28 years and now is one of their honorary trustees. Jean Shafiroff has been honored numerous times by a variety of charitable organizations for her work. Jean Shafiroff is among the leading ladies of the philanthropy world, both nationally and internationally. Jean Shafiroff is an influencer and has over 1.2m Instagram followers.

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About The French Heritage Society:

Guided by the belief that the most enduring expression of a culture is to pass on its highest achievements, French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural and cultural legacy both in France and the United States, with emphasis on raising funds for preservation, restoration and education.

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