Jean & Martin Shafiroff Host Cocktail Party to Kick Off Surgeons of Hope’s Annual Gala 2019

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Rolando Madrigal, Jean Shafiroff and Victoria Flamant. Photo Credit: PMC/Getty Images

Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail event in their beautiful Park Avenue residence, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as a kickoff for Surgeons of Hope’s (SoH) Annual Gala. The highly-anticipated gala dinner and auction will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the JW Marriott Essex House.

The gala will honor SoH Heart Ambassador, Diego Luna, Actor and Star of Narcos and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Maurice Lévy, Chairman of Publicis Groupe, who was recently inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame.

The event is being chaired by Jean Shafiroff, longtime supporter of Surgeons of Hope. Providing remarks about Surgeons of Hope’s lifesaving work with children were Victoria Flamant, SoH Executive Director, Judith O’Neill, SoH Vice President, and Jean Shafiroff, event host.

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Geoffrey Bradfield, Michael Arguello, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Greg Kah. Photo Credit: PMC/Getty Images

SoH board members David Chitayat and Robert Pine were also present, in addition to His Excellency Jaime Hermida Castillo, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, Consular General Juan René Icaza of Nicaragua, and Consular General Rolando Madrigal of Costa Rica.

They were joined by guests who are prominent in the New York social scene, including Flo Anthony, Edgar Batista, Tony Bechara, Geoffrey Bradfield, Victor dE Souza, Lee Fryd, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jack Hartnett, Roy Kean, Alexander & Alexandra Posse, Matt Rich, Gilda Sacasa, Randi Schatz, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Houben Tcherkelov, Roric Tobin, Carolina von Humboldt. Guests, numbering close to one hundred, were delighted by a spontaneous Chopin performance by internationally recognized conductor/composer Charles Zachary Bornstein.

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