• $1,800,000funding goal
  • $1,667,375raised
  • 256givers
  • 186days left
  • $1,667,375 Raised

    Goal: $1,800,000

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

“As I sat in the backyard, I gazed at the building which now houses the school. Lit by the interior lights, I looked into the newly built bottom floor and envisioned the kids there every day. I remember years ago when we first brought [my daughter] to the Persian center, and how far the school has gone in such a short time. It is not [just] the size of the building, the location, or the number of children that show how successful a school is….. the kids themselves are proof.

I stare at [my daughter] now, years later,  and she is proof that Golestan is a success. I listen to [her] when she speaks Farsi, and that is proof that Golestan is a success. I witness her behavior, her interaction with kids and adults, and that is proof that Golestan is a success. The teachers that have influenced and molded her personality, that is proof that Golestan is a success….”

– Non-Iranian Golestan parent

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WHAT WAS ONCE A CRAZY PIPE DREAM, IS NOW A REALITY.  GOLESTAN IS HERE TO STAY!

Since 2008, we have been establishing the school, training and retaining excellent teachers,  refining our curriculum, and helping other communities create similar programs. Meanwhile, the property we had rented for six years was put on the market for sale.

With a solid  foundation, it was time to secure  our future and mitigate the risk of having to move and rebuild our school – it was time to purchase our beloved building.

With the help of some of the most generous and altruistic people we have ever known, Golestan’s future is now secured!

Thank you, Laurie Capitelli for your tireless commitment to representing us for the past six years, and incredible generosity to Golestan by donating your commission to our Capital Campaign.

Thank you, Bita Daryabari and the Abbaszadeh family for bringing our Capital Campaign to a whole new level and enabling it to gain the momentum we desperately needed to close.

Thank you, Golestan Board, GCA, and Capital Campaign committees for your incredible dedication to our cause.

Thank you, friends and families of Golestan for all your generosity – from $1 to $10,000, every gift brought us closer to our goal and made it possible for us to buy our building!

And finally, thank youNeda Nobari Foundation for loaning us the $1,000,000 interest-free, and for giving us a short-term secondary loan to cover the funds we weren’t able to raise before closing on June 30th, 2014.  We are committed to raising the additional $150,000 we need to reimburse the foundation as soon as possible.

 

Please consider making a tax deductible donation through the link below so that we may repay our $150,000 short-term secondary loan to the Neda Nobari Foundation.



 

If you prefer to keep your gift anonymous, please make a note of it on your donation form or email capitalcampaign@golestankids.com.

special thanks to those who have supported our Capital Campaign thus far:

  • Westphal Family Foundation
  • Zahra Mahloudji & Michael Goldbach
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Debra & Reza Abbaszadeh — $120,000 challenge grant!
  • Leyla & Darvish Fakhr
  • Trish & Zia Modabber
  • Jeffrey & Petra Gehring  (in honor of Todd, Ladan, and Darien Gehring)
  • Weinmann Charitable Trust
  • New Place Fund
  • 5th Street Machine Arts
  • Charlotte Griswold-Tergis
  • Hoosh Hoosh Bahoosh
  • Lynda & Daryll Wilson (in honor of Jasper, Manu, and Kian stromberg)
  • Lillian & Ted Roth
  • Sonbol Banava
  • Asma Mohseni & Kaiser Shahid
  • Ali Mahloudji
  • Katherine Whitney & Farhad Farzaneh
  • Matthew Stromberg & Yalda Modabber
  • Minou Modabber (in honor of Golestan staff, teachers, and students)
  • Dr. and Mrs. M Taheri
  • Elham & Edward Han
  • Firuzeh Mahmoudi & Andre Carothers
  • Laurie Capitelli  —  $40,000 challenge grant!
  • Nasrin Darougar
  • Rudabeh Pakravan
  • Kristin Stromberg
  • Stacey and Ben Zarrin
  • Ann and Ahmad Moghaddas (In memory of Ardavan Davaran)
  • Azar Zavvar & Josh Oliver
  • Nahal Sani
  • Tanaz Sowdagar
  • Caesar Djavaherian
  • Monica and Ramin Modabber
  • Setareh Siavash and Ehsan Ettehadieh
  • Marlies Haegglund & Farrokh Modabber
  • Laila Shamszad & Gabriel Berent
  • Nilou Mostoufi & Chris Hood
  • Apple Company
  • Tamara Nakhjavani & Homayoun Bagherinia
  • Sara Khademi & Arash Komeili
  • Manoutchehr, Anahita, and Salomeh Keyhani (in memory of Homa Darabi)
  • Reed Westphal (in honor of River Vaspen Westphal)
  • Nazli Sadeghilar
  • Altabella Italian Properties
  • Richard Bradish
  • Erinn Nahid
  • SFE Jewelers
  • The Claremont Resort and Spa
  • Annie Walrand (The Grubb and Co.)
  • Flower Affairs
  • Leila Fard
  • Afra Pourdad
  • Yasi & Amir Massih
  • Eghbal Alavi
  • Monier Attar
  • Zand Market
  • Ghazaleh Afshar & Tom Attar
  • Shahin Bahmanian
  • Ghazaleh Ebrahimi & Ali Hariri
  • Ladan & Todd Ghering
  • Golijeh Golarai & Anders Greenwood
  • Pretha Mani & Maz Jobrani
  • Sedigheh Keyhani-Rofagha
  • Arsalan Najmabadi
  • Lina & Ali Nazar
  • Zahra Noorbakhsh
  • Soraya Rofagha & Phiroz Tarapore
  • Ladan Sobhani & Mark Kipfer
  • Monireh Sobhani
  • Amir Soltani
  • Shiva & Jim Wilson
  • Arezoo Zand & Byron Loughridge
  • Shahpar & Darioush Khaledi (Darioush Winery)
  • Arezoo Fakouri & Douglas Yokoyama
  • Boostan Kids
  • Anonymous (in honor of Amir Massih and family)
  • Dr. Abbas Milani
  • Ali Tabibian
  • Soraya Rofagha & Phiroz Tarapore
  • Bay Alarm Company
  • Westphal Family Foundation
  • Judy & Kava Massih
  • Saeideh Akbari
  • Somayeh Honarmand & Mohammad Shahnazari
  • Nushin Haghighi
  • Salesforce Foundation
  • Shadi Kids
  • Marjan Aslaghmeyuni
  • Jimmy Vestvood
  • Shiva Niazi & John Wind
  • Emil Adolphs
  • Reza Eskandaripour
  • Armin
  • Shiva Niazi & John Wind
  • Nazy Kaviani
  • Gretchen Grant
  • Shari Rezai
  • Afsoon Vaziri
  • Avissa Tehrani & Mohammad Azadpour
  • Lynda Wilson
  • Tina Noohi
  • Robert Becker & Minoo Taheri
  • Margaret Stromberg
  • Afra Pourdad
  • Bita Daryabari — $300,000 challenge grant!
  • Benjamin Hewitt
  • Feye Ara
  • Karim Malek
  • Nazila Doroodian
  • Nina Ansary
  • Matt Kamkar
  • Amir Azimi
  • Mina Javid
  • Nooshin Soleimani
  • Nariman Teymourian
  • Fariba Rezvani
  • Parissa Sayar & Hadi Taheri
  • Scott Hansen (on behalf of the Hansen family)
  • Shirindokht Nourmanesh
  • Kathleen and Paul Atkins
  • Mamak Khadem
  • Ladan Farahmandi
  • Anonymous
  • Mamood Moayedi
  • Ali Gazerani
  • Parinaz Golshaeian
  • Nazli Sadeghilar
  • EZ Consulting
  • Homa Fard (on behalf of Little Prince Daycare)
  • Manochehr Pouransari
  • Hedieh Bahar
  • Maryam Ziaei Moayyed
  • Lillian Roth
  • Yassamin Hazrati
  • Zia and Trish Modabber
  • Ann and Ahmad Moghaddas
  • Lamia Ettefagh & Amir Gheissari
  • Deborah Girma
  • Mahlet Girma
  • Tibletse Seyoum
  • M. Noii
  • Mahdieh Yousef Zadeh & Mehdi Parvizian
  • Maryam & Damon Longrus
  • Maryam Majidi & Kayvan Alikhani
  • Abdi Mohammadian
  • Baharestan Kids
  • The Neda Nobari Foundation — $1,000,000 interest-free loan!
  • Pantea Vazir
  • Saman Barani
  • Brenna Randolph
  • Maryam Nezari
  • Sandra Banava
  • Parissa Sayar & Hadi Taheri (in honor of Dr. & Mrs. M. Taheri)
  • Elham Aboutalebi Anaraki & Farzin Khashayar
  • Tara Mostofi
  • Jennifer Wong & Mark Schlosberg
  • Ghazaleh Afshar & Tom Attar
  • Mina Rafiei
  • David Taheri (in honor of Dr. & Mrs. Z. E. Taheri)
  • Keely Badger
  • Yalda Modabber & Matthew Stromberg
  • Michael Goldbach
  • Ciara Cox
  • Negar and Jim Thomson
  • Miranda Amid
  • Pedram Farashbandi
  • Jason Moghaddas
  • Ayako Nagano
  • Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau
  • Parvin Azimi & Reza Tehrani
  • Frog Hollow Farm
  • Maliheh & Mozafar Honarmand
  • Sormeh Dowlatshahi
  • Hannah Naseem Badiey & Christian Helmers
  • Mary Meuggenborg
  • Robert Bahadori
  • Alexandra Singer & Ali Niknejad
  • Farrokh Modabber
  • Nazli Shahi
  • Fiona Wong
  • Yassmin Haerizadeh and Jeff Garnand
  • Persis Karim
  • Arezoo Farouki
  • Wilbur Medical Plaza LLC
  • Feri Modaressi
  • Molly Rad
  • Sarah Horowich & Andy Spear
  • Jayron Finan (PersianPreschool.com)
  • Nima Foroutan
  • Catherine Arnold
  • Negean Mahmoudi & Aubrey Ingraham
  • Negar Baharlou (ShadiKids.com)
  • Benjamin Hewitt
  • Maryam Atai
  • Jo Ann Doyle
  • Gillian & Ross Stromberg
  • Janice Stokes
  • Jeremy Furlan
  • Gretchen Stromberg
  • Pourya Khademi
  • Nagisa Taymourian
  • Avisa Tehrani & Mohammad Azadpour
  • Minoo Akbarian
  • Azadeh Honarmand
  • Megan & Erik Stromberg
  • Charlotte Griswold-Tergis
  • Nazli Sadeghilar
  • Stacey & Ben Zarrin
  • Kristin Stromberg
  • Erin Potts & Jon Voss
  • Yasser Honarmand
  • Laura Stokes
  • Tamara Nakhjavani & Homayoun Bagherinia
  • Pooneh Koohyar
  • Madelyn & Chris Cross
  • Somayeh Honarmand & Mohammad Shahnazari
  • Nancy & Steven Oliver
  • Mojgan Deldari
  • Niloofar Nouri
  • Caroline Nasseri
  • Roham Bavand
  • Marjaneh Moghimi
  • Salmeh Moghimi
  • Sima Talai
  • Anahita Bakhtiary
  • Mariam Zarrabi (www.FarsiSongsForKids.com)
  • Ladan Sobhani & Mark Kipfer
  • Lina & Ali Nazar
  • Bahareh Hedayat
  • Jaqueline and Reza Dowlatshahi
  • Michka Delvarian
  • Jill & Carson Holmes
  • Karim Pakravan
  • Dorsa Barzin
  • Pantea Vazir
  • Mariam Zarrabi & David Widemann
  • Babak & Baleen Shemirani
  • Sara Araghi
  • Karim & Sanaz Malek
  • Ali Mehdizadeh
  • Amirali Aliabadi & Samira Naraghi
  • Jafar Tay & Pantea Naeimi
  • Robert & Neeloofar Jenks
  • Boostan Kids
  • Soraya Rofagha & Phiroz Tarapore
  • Monika & Reza Jalili
  • Jimena Mosquera
  • Daniel Bruno (in honor of Lucca Hood)
  • Tannaz Aminian
  • Laila Shamszad & Gabriel Berent
  • Grace Kong & Abdi Soltani
  • Sam Barani
  • Kaara Kallen
  • Nasrin Darougar
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Brian Lutz
  • Anita Amirrezvani
  • Mina Ghafghaichi
  • Keely Badger
  • Collin Arnold
  • Kokab (Sima) Talai
  • Caroline Nasseri
  • Niloofar Nouri
  • Roham Bavand
  • Marjaneh Moghimi
  • Salmeh Moghimi
  • Nooshin & Eden Golshani