Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s Magical Gala
Chaired by Philanthropist
Topping Rose House
August 20, 2017
Jean Shafiroff and Julie Ratner
The Hampton’s-based Ellen Hermanson Foundation held it’s annual gala which netted more than $100,000 for the South Hampton Hospital’s new cancer center and its breast center bearing the foundation’s name. Held at Jean-Georges’ Topping Rose House here, the gala was chaired by Jean Shafiroff.
The Amazing Kreskin was able to recall the 22 cards pulled from from a shuffled 52-card deck after a quick glace of the remaining cards. The guests left amazed by Kreskin’s mentalist feasts, satisfied with a sumptuous meal and fulfilled as auctioneer Nicolas Dawes, an expert on PBS’ Antiques Road Show, auctioned himself off … twice, and coaxed five figure gifts for each of six special chemotherapy chairs for the cancer center.
The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce was a presenting partner with the foundation.
About The Ellen Hermanson Foundation
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation was established in 1997 by Julie Ratner to honor the memory of Ellen Hermanson and carry on the important work to which she devoted so much of her time and energy. An activist and an advocate, Ellen channeled her journalistic talents to become a forceful voice for breast cancer patients and their families. She educated her readers about the importance of early detection, the challenges of living with breast cancer, the very real but little-discussed or understood issue of pain management, and the debilitating effects of breast cancer on the entire family.
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation is unique in its commitment to helping breast cancer patients and their families cope with the physical and emotional aspects of breast cancer. No patient is turned away from the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center for lack of insurance or inability to pay for treatment. All services though Ellen’s Well are provided free of charge.
For more information about the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, please visit: www.ellenhermanson.org
About Jean Shafiroff:
Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, is considered to be 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 Honorary Board, Southampton Bath & Tennis Club’s Charitable Foundation and Global Strays. Recently Jean became 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, New York Social Diary, Avenue, Hamptons Magazine, and The Huffington Post, among others.
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.
Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give is available in selected bookstores.
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