Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Hosts
Annual Bastille Day Luncheon
Malan Breton, Jean Shafiroff, Ramona Singer © Patrick McMullan
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon at the upscale, stylish, art-adorned restaurant Michael’s New York. The distinguished guests enjoyed a specialty menu in the private dining room that was decorated with French flags in honor of Bastille Day.
Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Malan Breton, Katlean de Monchy, Ramona Singer, Zang Toi, Hunt Slonem, Susan B. Taylor, Rita Cobsy, Dr. Penny Grant, Susan Gutfreund, Nicole Noonan, Flo Anthony, Ann Van Ness, Randi Schatz, Christopher Cameron, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Marilyn Crawford, Jonathan Marder, Ernest Schmatola, Marilyn Kirschner, Laurel Marcus, Matt Rich, Paola Rosenshein, Peter Thomas Roth, Patricia Shiah, Maria Fishel, Lieba Nesis, Couri Hay, Carole Belladora, David Hochberg, Cheri Kaufman, Alisa Roever, Victoria Wyman, Roy Kean, and Tony Bowles.
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has served as a board member of the French Heritage Society for approximately eight years. A strong supporter of the nonprofit organization, Jean Shafiroff is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and promotion of French heritage in America and France.
The French national holiday, Bastille Day, commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison, marking the beginning of the French Revolution, which took place on July 14, 1789. The Bastille prison was a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis XVI’s Regime. By capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king’s authority should be limited by a separation of powers.