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Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum’s Summer Benefit

Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman

and Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff

Photo credits: PMC / Sean Zanni  / Michael Ostuni / Society Allure / Rob Rich

 

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – JULY 27: Jean Shafiroff, Aisha Christian, Brenda Simmons and Anita Farrington attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum’s Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean Shafiroff;Aisha Christian;Brenda Simmons;Anita Farrington

The Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) held a summer benefit which honored event co-chair and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. The Benefit was co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff, Her husband, Martin Shafiroff, along with Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman at Main Prospect in Southampton, NY.

The aim of the event was to support the museum’s Campaign to support its operations and endowment.   The Southampton African American museum, a former Black barber shop opened on June 19, 2021, and is the first African American designated landmark in the Village of Southampton, NY. There was a special musical performance by Obie Award Winning actor Antwayn Hopper of Broadway hit “Strange Loop”.

Judith Kasen-Windsor, Antoine Harperrrphoto by Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com ©2023 robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Bin Douglas attends Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Bin DouglasSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Antwayn Hopper attends Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Antwayn HopperSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Rebecca Seawright attends Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Rebecca SeawrightSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: David Hochberg and Emily Creighton attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** David Hochberg;Emily CreightonSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Michael Henry Adams attends Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Michael Henry AdamsSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Alessandro Cocco, Georgette Grier-Key, Philip Collins and Brenda Simmons attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Alessandro Cocco;Georgette Grier-Key;Philip Collins;Brenda SimmonsSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Senator Leroy Comrie, Jean Shafiroff, Rebecca Seawright and Patricia Shiah attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Senator Leroy Comrie;Jean Shafiroff;Rebecca Seawright;Patricia ShiahSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Aisha Christian and Angela Boyer-Stump attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Aisha Christian;Angela Boyer-StumpSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Jeffrey Banks and Fern Mallis attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jeffrey Banks;Fern MallisSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Dawne Marie Grannum, Jean Shafiroff and Patricia Shiah attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Dawne Marie Grannum;Jean Shafiroff;Patricia ShiahSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Senator Leroy Comrie, Brenda Simmons and Roy Paul attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Senator Leroy Comrie;Brenda Simmons;Roy PaulSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Dee Benish and Brenda Simmons attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Dee Benish;Brenda SimmonsSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Debbie Woods and Brenda Simmons attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Debbie Woods;Brenda SimmonsSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Robert Grant and Hazel Forrester attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Robert Grant;Hazel ForresterSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Lydia Carlston attends Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Lydia CarlstonSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Neil Saltzman, Marsin Mogielski and Brigitte Segura attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Neil Saltzman;Marsin Mogielski;Brigitte SeguraSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Robin Brown, Bianca Collins, Jean Shafiroff, Brenda Simmons and Georgette Grier-Key attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Robin Brown;Bianca Collins;Jean Shafiroff;Brenda Simmons;Georgette Grier-KeySOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Jean Shafiroff attends Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean ShafiroffSOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Jean Shafiroff attends Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Jean ShafiroffJay Herschenson,robrich101@gmail.com 516-676-3939SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 27: Atmosphere at Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum's Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Atmosphere

Among the many notable guests were: Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Aisha Christian, Michael Steifman, Executive Director – Brenda Simmons, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, NYS Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Greg D’Elia, Anita Farrington, Michael Henry Adams, Jeffrey Banks, Nancy Stevens-Smith, Antwayn Hopper, Marsin Mogielski, Brigitte Segura, Binh Douglas, Senator Leroy Comrie, Lee Fryd, Brigitte Segura,  Patricia Shiah, Tom Shiah, Hazel Forrester (Hazel The Beauty RN).

SOUTHAMPTON, NY – JULY 27: Aisha Christian, Fay Christian, Rebecca Seawright, Brenda Simmons, Jean Shafiroff, Jay Schneiderman, Georgette Grier-Key, Bianca Collins, Anita Farrington and Judith Kasen-Windsor attend Jean Shafiroff honored at Southampton African American Museum’s Summer Benefit Co-Chaired by Aisha Christian & Michael Steifman & Jean Shafiroff & Martin Shafiroff at Main Prospect on July 27, 2023 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC) *** Local Caption *** Aisha Christian;Fay Christian;Rebecca Seawright;Brenda Simmons;Jean Shafiroff;Jay Schneiderman;Georgette Grier-Key;Bianca Collins;Anita Farrington;Judith Kasen-Windsor

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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