2014 Pet Hero Award Winner - Jean Shafiroff

Outstanding Volunteer





















Jean Shafiroff is actively involved as a volunteer leader and fundraiser of several New York City and Southampton charitable causes.


Jean is on the boards of  The New York Women’s Foundation®, JBFCS (20 plus years) , French Heritage Society, The Couture Council, Lighthouse International Advisory Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Honorary Board Member of the Southampton Animal Shelter.


Jean has been very active with Southampton Animal Shelter and served as chairwoman of their Annual Gala in July 2012 and  Honorary Chair in 2013.  This year (2014) she will serve as Chairwoman of their July 19th Gala honoring Georgina Bloomberg.  In her capacity as chairwoman and honorary chairwoman, she has helped the shelter raise over one million dollars.


  Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at 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, she was a physical therapist at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York City. She is married to Martin Shafiroff, an investment advisor, and together they have two daughters, Jacqueline and Elizabeth, who share their mother’s interest in charitable causes. They reside in New York City and Southampton with their rescue dogs and cat.





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