UES heads to the LES for a good cause: PHOTOS

Jean Shafiroff, and Elizabeth Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff, and Elizabeth Shafiroff

Last week, more than 100 came out to support Global Strays, a charity founded by young New Yorkers Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel. Elizabeth is, of course, the daughter of noted society philanthropist Jean Shafiroff.

The charity focuses on improving the lives of dogs and cats in developing nations and its inaugural fundraiser drew and uptown crowd to an unlikely Lower East Side’s Rumpus Room — the same venue infamous club kid Michael Alig hosts his weekly Outrage parties. 

The evening was introduced by emcee Rita Cosby and introduced co-founders Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogel. Shafiroff said that a recent trip to Nicaragua left her “horrified with the treatment of animals,” spurring her to start the charity.

Other guests included Tomaczek Bednareck, Craig Dix, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Michele Herbert, Carl and Valerie Kempner, Rory Lipman, Dimitra Molossi, Maggie Norris, Sammie Jack Pressman, Victor de Souza, Betsy Spielfogal, Ike Ude, Martin & Jean Shafiroff.

 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to partner organizations in Central America, as well as Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation, an organization that rescues animals from high kill shelters across the United States.

Check out the photos below.

Elizabeth Shafiroff, Jean Shafiroff, Rita Cosby, and Tomaczek Bednarek
Elizabeth Shafiroff, Jean Shafiroff, Rita Cosby, and Tomaczek Bednarek
Samantha Brody, Dimitra Molossi, Lindsey Spielfogal, and Elizabeth Shafiroff-1
Samantha Brody, Dimitra Molossi, Lindsey Spielfogal, and Elizabeth Shafiroff-1
Michele Herbert, and Lucia Hwong Gordon
Michele Herbert, and Lucia Hwong Gordon
Carl Kemper, and Valerie Kemper
Carl Kemper, and Valerie Kemper
Jean Shafiroff, and Elizabeth Shafiroff
Jean Shafiroff, and Elizabeth Shafiroff
Nancy Shafiroff, and Larry Shafiroff
Nancy Shafiroff, and Larry Shafiroff
Craig Dix, Lee Fryd, and Jake Helgenberg
Craig Dix, Lee Fryd, and Jake Helgenberg
Rory Lipman, Jessica Saeitski,and Rya Backer
Rory Lipman, Jessica Saeitski,and Rya Backer
Dustin Lujan and Victor De Souza
Dustin Lujan and Victor De Souza
Katlean De Monchy, and Ike Ude
Katlean De Monchy, and Ike Ude
Jean Shafiroff, Sammy Jack Pressman
Jean Shafiroff, Sammy Jack Pressman
Dave Gold, Mark Kauzlarich, Andrew Mitchell, and Nicole Crane
Dave Gold, Mark Kauzlarich, Andrew Mitchell, and Nicole Crane