Jean Shafiroff hosts private cocktail party at Park Ave pad for NY Women’s Foundation
Jean Shafiroff hosted over 100 people in her Park Avenue lair for a cocktail party in support of The New York Women’s Foundation. A very different type of crowd from her usual gatherings, this, however, brought a more liberal crowd that isn’t afraid to speak up against social injustices and economic oppression.
Shafiroff is a patron of this foundation and is essential when it comes to bringing different types of women together to discuss important issues.
This year, Sayu Bhojwani, Founder and President of New American Leaders, which prepares first and second-generation Americans to become change-makers by entering politics, and Ngozi Okaro, Executive Director of Custom Collaborative, which trains low-income and immigrant women to launch fashion careers and businesses, spoke about ways their organizations uplift and empower women.
Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, thanked Ms. Shafiroff and the attendees for their generosity and spoke of The Foundation’s commitment to promoting social and economic justice. She spoke of bringing unity together across all New Yorkers as it takes “all of our expertise and knowledge” to create a city that does not leave anyone behind. She noted that through The Foundation, there is an opportunity to promote justice and invest in women-led, community-based organizations that are agents of change.
Ms. Shafiroff gave an impassioned plea to guests to support the work of The Foundation, noting that in a city that is as resource rich as New York City, that together, we have an opportunity to bring positive change to women and families that need support and resources. You can lend your support to this incredible organization by attending their upcoming gala at the Plaza Hotel this October.