2018 Hamptons Heart Ball Co-Chairs:
Philanthropist and Author
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, activist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is at the vanguard of a new movement of modern philanthropists. Jean's philanthropy goes beyond financial contributions and includes the gifts of extensive time and knowledge. Through her work, she encourages and seeks to empower all individuals to become philanthropists so that they can build the fulfillment of giving into their lives.
A volunteer fundraiser, leader and spokesperson for several charitable causes, the spectrum of Jean’s philanthropic work includes improving the lives of underserved populations, women’s rights and well-being, health care, animal welfare and resources for children in need, in addition to other causes. Jean serves on the boards of New York City Mission Society, New York Women’s Foundation, French Heritage Society, Couture Council (Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology), Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (20+ years), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation, and Global Strays, and is an Ambassador for the American Humane Society.
Widely recognized for her philanthropic work, Jean has been recognized and featured in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Magazine, The New York Times, Hello, Hola, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.
Jean works closely with the multiple causes she supports. Each year she chairs numerous galas and hosts events benefiting numerous not-for-profit organizations. She is well-known for her leadership in raising money for many charities, including the Southampton Hospital, New York City Mission Society, New York Women's Foundation and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Jean is often a guest speaker on TV and radio shows throughout the country. The subjects she speaks about include philanthropy, human rights, fashion and animal welfare.
Jean has been honored by several organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, New York City Mission Society, Youth Counseling League, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Surgeons of Hope, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Pet Philanthropy Circle, Animal Zone International, and the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation.
Jean holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BS in physical therapy from the Columbia University 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. Jean 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. Jean and her family reside in both New York City and Southampton, NY.
Chuck Simonton, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Vice President, Global Medical Affairs
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Simonton attended Harvard Medical School where he received his MD degree in 1980. This was followed by internship, residency and then chief residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He was a cardiology fellow at Duke University Medical Center, completing clinical training and research in congestive heart failure and interventional cardiology. This was followed by 2 years as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Duke University Medical Center. In 1988, he took a position as an interventional cardiologist at the Sanger Clinic in Charlotte, NC and founded the Division of Cardiovascular Research at the Carolinas Heart Institute. He also founded the Advanced Cardiovascular Interventions (ACI) regional symposium and the Carolinas Cardiovascular Foundation.
In 2007, Dr. Simonton accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer and Divisional Vice President of Global Medical Science for Abbott Vascular. His role with Abbott Vascular spans from evaluating new pipeline devices to the global alignment of all post-market clinical research and continuing his interest in the education of interventional vascular physicians by establishing a broad-based clinical sciences department. He is active in all strategic aspects of Abbott Vascular’s mission to bring the best therapeutic devices to patients through innovative technology development and comprehensive clinical research.
Rocco A. Carriero
Larry Chinitz, MD
Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin
Aubrey Galloway, MD
Layne Liebelson, RD
Jeff Mosses, MD
Elaine Hammond Saladino
Michael Wolk, MD
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center
25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm Ballroom Opens
8:00 pm Dinner, Open Your Heart Appeal
8:45 pm Live Auction, Dessert, Dancing Immediately Following