Early and personal lifeEdit
Shafiroff, née Jean Lutri, grew up on Long Island, New York. Her parents are Placido Lutri, former music chairman and director of district bands for the Levittown, Long Island, schools, and Rose Lutri, a painter and former textile designer. She graduated from Holy Trinity Diocesan High School in Hicksville, New York, in 1972.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Shafiroff worked as a physical therapist at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, and later went on to work in public finance and in private partnerships on Wall Street, including as an associate in the corporate finance department of the New York investment banking firm L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin.
Shafiroff has been a Trustee of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (JBFCS) since 1992, and served as a board member of the Youth Counseling League (a division of JBFCS) from 1998 to 2009. She has been a board member of Couture Council (which supports the museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)) since 2010. She has served as Co-Chair of Southampton Bath & Tennis Club Charitable Foundation since 2005, and as a member of the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2004.
Shafiroff is also a board member of Lighthouse International (since 2009), the New York Women's Foundation, the French Heritage Society, and an Honorary Board Member of the Southampton Animal Shelter. She has served as the chair of various galas (including the Southampton Hospital Gala, the New York Women's Foundation, Lighthouse International, the Bicentennial Gala of the NY Mission Society, the Solar One Gala, and the New York City American Cancer Society Gala three times). Shafiroff has also organized and hosted high-profile luncheons for charitable organizations.
Shafiroff has been named by Gotham Magazine as one of the "100 Most Powerful New Yorkers," and was featured in Hamptons Magazine's "Best Dressed List" in 2012. However, in March 2013 Cosmopolitan Magazine featured her in "The Worst-Dressed Celebs of the Week."
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