THE SOCIETY-STUDDED LAUNCH PARTY was hosted by New York socialite philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and her husband, Martin, managing director of the wealth management and investment banking firm, Stifel, at their magnificent Southampton, Long Island retreat. Jean, who appears on the cover, numbers the first national humane organization, American Humane, among the many charitable organizations for which she tirelessly volunteers. The love of dogs is the thread that ties Jean together with Cathy Bissell, founder of the Bissell Pet Foundation, and Kimberli Scott, a lifelong advocate of the care and adoption of stray dogs and cats. These three women, who GIVE so freely and fully in their philanthropic pursuit of animal welfare, all are profiled in the Winter Issue. Finally, we GIVE you, our valued reader, three traditional recipes for your Thanksgiving—a time to gather and GIVE thanks for all we have and hold dear. Remember, GIVING costs the one denomination beyond all value—and that is love.