RECAP: Bay Area Annual Fundraising Reception December 4, 2015 by Kim The Bay Area OMID Committee held their annual fundraiser on the evening of November 1st, 2015. This event was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California and raised over $75,000 for the young women our centers in Tehran. Guests were treated to a fabulous evening of entertainment including pianist and composer, Reza Rohani and vocalist, Sara Naeini, as well as beautiful dance demonstrations by the Niosha Dance Academy. Delicious appetizers and a light Persian dinner buffet by Mrs. Malek’s Catering were followed by decadent Iranian pastries and cookies from Bijan Bakery. The auction included artwork and paintings as well as vacation homes and other well sought after items and experiences. Thank you to all of our donors! The evening couldn’t have taken place without the sponsorship of the following sponsors: Platinum: Nasiri Foundation and Reza Behforooz. Gold: Neda Nobari Foundation and Saeed and Samira Amid-Hozour. Silver: Majid and Maryam Rahimian. Bronze: Bita Daryabari and Fariba Rezvani. Rose: Lily Sarafan, Persian Center, Nazie Eftekhari, Shadie Farazian, Elena Naderi and Dr. Sammy Hayatdavoudi, Maryam Muduroglu, Dr. Gita and Dr. Gity Meshkat Razavi and Azadeh Hariri. Finally, the Bay Area OMID Leadership Team: Samia Ahmadi, Mahshid Akhavan, Neda Amidi, Yasamin Boromand, Neda Hillyer, Maryam Muduroglu, Shanna Nasiri, Shiela Rahimian, Paria Sedigh and Roya Soleimani are extremely thankful for their wonderful team of volunteers: Elnaz Eilkhani, Bret Groefsema, Sormeh Mahjouri, Parisa Mohseni, Amit Pangali, Sanam Pangali, Soroush Rahimian, Seena Razavi, Parissa Sedigh, Navid Shahdi, Afshin Shirazian and Eiman Zolfaghari.