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Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the French Heritage Society (April 2012). She has served as co-chairman of the French Heritage Society's New York Dinner Dance for the past 4 years. Jean is a dynamic organizer and sponsor of many philanthropic activities both in New York and Southampton, New York. She has contributed to several charitable causes by taking on many leadership responsibilities from Board Memberships to duties as Chairwoman of numerous events, including the 2011 and 2012 Southampton Hospital Gala which raised approximately $1,700,000 and $2,000,000 respectively.

Jean serves on the Board of a number of different charities including JBFCS (20 plus years), the Couture Council, the Advisory Board of Lighthouse International, Southampton Bath and Tennis Club's Charitable Foundation (Co-chair of the Foundation) and the Advisory Board of the Southampton Animal Shelter. Jean is active with many other charities as well. This year Jean has or will co-chair Galas for NY Women's Foundation, American Cancer Society, Solar One, JBFCS, Southampton Animal Shelter, and Southampton Bath and Tennis Club's Charitable Foundation.

Jean holds a MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Physical Therapy from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. She has worked both in public finance and private partnerships on Wall Street. Prior to that, Jean was a physical therapist at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. Jean is a Member of the Metropolitan Opera Club, the Doubles Club and Southampton Bath and Tennis Club.

Jean is married to Martin D. Shafiroff, Managing Director at Barclays. Together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother's devotion to charitable causes. Jean's dedication to charity comes from the guidance and inspiration instilled in her by her father and late mother. Jean and her family reside in New York City and Southampton.