Jean Shafiroff Chairs the Dominican Women’s Development Center’s “Virtual” 32nd Annual Gala

Jean Shafiroff ©Michael Paniccia

If you thought gala season in New York was over, think again! The Dominican Women’s Development Center, the largest independent Dominican founded organization in the United States, held its 32nd Anniversary Gala.

This year’s event was virtual because of the pandemic. Jean Shafiroff, the philanthropist and TV host, served as chair of the event which featured a special performance by Amara La Negra and Evi Siskos served as emcee of the event.

Proceeds from the gala will help fund the center’s diverse programs to empower all women and communities to advance gender equality and social justice.

During the virtual Gala, Chairwoman Jean Shafiroff praised Rosita Romero, DWDC’s Executive Director, who has given 29 years of service to the Washington Heights community. Mrs. Romero gave a moving speech and spoke about the work of the DWDC during the pandemic.

The night’s honorees included Dr. Raymond Tallaj — Chairman of Somos Community Care, Gerlin Castillo (banker) and Lucien Echararria, Director — Ministry of Tourism for the Dominican Republic.

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