#UES Philanthropists Martin & Jean Shafiroff Host Thanksgiving Toy Drive Benefitting The NYC Mission Society

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Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff: Photo credit Krista Kennell:PMC

Upper East Side power couple, Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted a Thanksgiving Toy Drive for the NYC Mission Society on Monday November 20, 2017 at their Park Avenue home.

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Barbara Poliwoda, Yaz Hernandez, Randi Schatz, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Lucia Hwong Gordon: Photo credit Krista Kennell:PMC

Over 100 guests including NYC Mission Society Director Elsie McCabe Thompson, Margo and John Catsimatidis, New York State Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright, Malan Breton, Margo Langenberg, Kenita Lloyd, Geoffrey Bradfield, Liliana Cavendish, and Victor de Souza, began their holiday week by enjoying champagne and canapes with the philanthropist and her financier husband.

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Victor de Souza, Dustin Lujan: Photo credit Krista Kennell:PMC

Midway through the event, Jean Shafiroff, Elsie McCabe Thompson, and William Allen thanked guests for attending and for their continued commitment to the New York City Mission Society.

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Katlean De Monchy, Rita Cosby, Felicia Taylor: Photo credit Krista Kennell:PMC

Ms. Thompson revealed that the New York City Mission Society is currently exploring opening a charter school in their Minisink Townhouse in Harlem. Jean Shafiroff then spoke about how much she cared for the Society and how much of a family they are.

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Jean Shafiroff, Elsie McCabe Thompson: Photo credit Krista Kennell:PMC

Additional guests including, William Anthony Allen, Darold Cuba, Yaz and Valentine Hernadez, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Joan and George Hornig, Roy Kean, Judge Jonathan Le Winter, Barbara and Ken Poliwoda, Ann Rapp, Randi Schatz, Bishop Andrew St. John, Felicia Taylor, and Rita Cosby helped donate over 200 presents to children in need.

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