Martin & Jean Shafiroff Host
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
Summer Party Kick Off


Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Robert Chaloner and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff © Patrick McMullan

New York philanthropist, author, and TV host Jean Shafiroff, and her husband, vice chairman of wealth management and investment banking firm Stifel, Martin Shafiroff, hosted over 100 guests at their beautiful Southampton home at the launch reception for the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s 63rd Summer Party, which will once again be a ‘host at home’ format.

Among the many notable guests were: New York State Assembly Member, Rebecca A. Seawright, former executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis, Public Speaker, Philanthropist, LGBTQ+ Activist & Advocate, Judith Kasen-Windsor, Fashion Designer, Jill Stuart, and award-winning skincare entrepreneur, Peter Thomas Roth; Jean Shafiroff who serves of the board of the Southampton Hospital Foundation as well as seven other charitable organizations.

Other notable guests included: co-founder of public relations firm, Zimmerman-Edelson, Robert Zimmerman, Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Robert Chaloner, and Southampton Town Supervisor, Jay Schneiderman. Local philanthropists and Hospital trustees also in attendance were Laura Lofaro Freeman and James Freeman, Alan and Barbara Glatt, Patricia Stewart and Frank MacNamara, Melanie & John Wambold, and Allison Morrow, and Co-founder and chairwoman of the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, Julie Ratner.

Commenting Jean Shafiroff says, “Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is the only hospital on the East End and provides first class healthcare services to our community. It also operates the only Emergency Department on the South Fork and treats all patients, 24/7, 365 days of the year. The hospital is essential for all visitors and residents of the East End of Long Island, no one wants to live in a community without access to excellent healthcare.

“That is why, my husband Marty and I are so pleased to be able to support the hospital in every way we can. The Summer Party is the hospital’s biggest fundraiser, and all proceeds go to the Emergency Department, we hope that everyone who can, buys a table and supports the hospital in this way.”

The rain stayed away so guests were able to enjoy the beautiful waterfront patio and gardens, as well as delicious catering by Cornelia Guest Events. Alex Donner provided classic cocktail party tunes. Jared Suskin from Patrick McMullan and Getty Images captured the beautiful evening of friends and philanthropy. For tickets and more information on the Hospital’s Summer Party, visit

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