Tag Archives: Philantropy

Omid R. Kordestani was named one of Time’s “100 People who shape our world”

  Omid R. Kordestani (Persian: امید کردستانی‎) is an Iranian-American businessman who works as senior advisor to the Office of the CEO and Founders at Google He graduated with an electrical engineering degree from San Jose State University.he entered Stanford … Continue reading

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Arash Ferdowsi – Dropbox co-founder

Pars Equality Center (PEC) and more than 800 guests celebrated its 4th Annual Nowruz Gala in honor of the Persian New Year at San Francisco’s Marriott Waterfront Burlingame Hotel. … A special highlight at this year’s gala was Uber investor and PEC advisory board member Shervin Pishevar (Sherpa Ventures) awarding … Continue reading

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Vartan Gregorian – former president of the Brown University and philanthropist

Vartan Gregorian (Armenian: Persian: وارتان گرگوریان‎, born April 8, 1934) is an Irani-born Armenian-American academic, serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York After receiving his dual PhD in history and humanities from Stanford University in 1964, Gregorian … Continue reading

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Kamran Elahian – Philathropist and holder of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

Kamran Elahian (born 1954) is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Global Catalyst Partners, an international, multistage, technology-oriented venture capital firm. GCP has invested in leading-edge technology companies in the U.S., China, Japan and Israel. Kamran serves on the boards of … Continue reading

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Friday March 14th: Nowruz at the Midnight Mission in Los Angeles: “Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds”

From 3-6 pm the streets of Skid Row will be transformed into festive medley of traditional Iranian music, dance and a glittering haft sin commemorating the festival of spring. … Everyone’s efforts helped raise over $125,000 to aid the Midnight … Continue reading

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In Memoriam of Dr. Akbar Ghahary: well known inventor and philanthropist

Dr. Ghahary received his master’s in mechanical design and engineering from Aria Mehr University in Iran and his Ph.D., in 1983, in thermoset plastics composition and design in affiliation with Lowell University of Massachusetts. He is well-known for his expertise … Continue reading

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Ali Saifi – Philantropist, Subway Development Corp. of SC, Inc and holder of the Goodwill Industries Award

Today he has more than 400 stores. “400 restaurants employ nearly 4,000 people.” The payroll for those 4,000 people is an estimated $40 million. And the taxes they pay on that money are about $6 million. “Then there’s a significant … Continue reading

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