Hamptons Social Season Kicks Off with Cocktail Benefiting SASF

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Jean Shafiroff, Jonathan McCann== Jean Shafiroff and Jonathan McCann Host Southampton Animal Shelter== The Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton, NY== May 28, 2017== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Jared Siskin/PMC== ==
Jean Shafiroff and Jonathan McCann host the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation cocktail at the Southampton Historical Museum. ©Patrick McMullan/Jared Siskin/PMC

The Hamptons social season kicked off over Memorial Day weekend with a flurry of events. Among the gatherings drawing top East End names was the
“A Taste of Wine” cocktail party for  The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF). The event served as a prelude to the organization’s Eighth Annual Unconditional Love Gala, which will be held on July 8
th, 2017. The party was hosted by board president Jonathan McCann and honorary chair Jean Shafiroff, one of this year’s gala honorees, at the Southampton Historical Museum, Shafiroff and McCann welcomed guests including Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, Southampton’s Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, Dolly Lenz, Mary Ann Assiff, Anthony Coron, Wendy Diamond, Victor de Souza, Barbara McEntee, Kate McEntee, Brigid Fitzgerald, Dawne Marie Grannum, Dr. and Mrs. Steven Greenberg, Sara Johnson Kaplan, Unconditional Love gala co-Chair Michael Katz, Raya and Cliff Knight,, Aniik Libby, Dr. Teresa Meekins, William Nicolai, Valarie Rooks, SASF executive director Jerry Rosenthal and his wife Cionna RosenthalDiane Rulnik, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Dr. Steven Schutzer, and Wendy Wagner.

Mark Epley, Marianne Epley== Jean Shafiroff and Jonathan McCann Host Southampton Animal Shelter== The Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton, NY== May 28, 2017== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Jared Siskin/PMC== ==
Mark and Marianne Epley
Jean Shafiroff, Chuck Scarborough, Ellen Scarborough== Jean Shafiroff and Jonathan McCann Host Southampton Animal Shelter== The Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton, NY== May 28, 2017== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Jared Siskin/PMC== ==
Jean Shafiroff, Chuck Scarborough and Ellen Scarborough

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Ellen McGrath, Victor de Souza, Elizabeth Shafiroff and Kate McEntree

During the event board president McCann thanked everyone for attending, In his remarks he reminded everyone that, “The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation relies solely upon donations from the public. ” He stressed “the need to find homes for the ‘long-term”dogs who are just as capable of offering unconditional love as the puppies that you are meeting today.” As the only open-admissions animal welfare organization in Southampton, SASF provides vitall adoption, medical care, behavior training and education services. One hundred percent of proceeds for the upcoming gala go to helping the Foundation.  

Guests were provided with tasting stations with vegetarian appetizers from Schmidt Bros Produce. They also interacted with a number of the Foundation’s cats and dogs who are up for adoption. The next event for the group is the Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday, July 8, when Jean Shafiroff and Sony Schotland will be honored. Cocktails are at 6:30pm and dinner at 7:30pm. Tickets begin at $1,000 and can be purchased by phone (631) 728-PETS (7387) or online: www.southamptonanimalshelter.com

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