"The Encyclopaedia Iranica has always been very important to my family. The Rahimian family has been a supporter of the project ever since they learned about it. So when we were asked to organize the San Francisco Gala we regarded it as our duty and accepted it with pleasure." said Maryam Rahimian "Certainly we had to ask for help from our friends in the community, and everyone we have asked has offered his or her participation." She added. The current committee members are (in alphabetical order): Mr.Reza Abbaszadeh, Dr. Elahe Ensani, Mr. Shan Fazeli, Mr. Kamran Ghiasi, Mrs. Azadeh Hariri, Mrs. Fazilat Jalili, Mr. Salar Kamangar, Ms. Ziba Marashi, Ms. Akhtar Motamedi, Mr. Majid Rahimian, Mrs. Maryam Rahimian (Chair), Mr. Arash Rad, Mr. Mehdi Safipour, Ms. Sharzad Salour, Mrs. Homa Sarshar, and Mr. Saeed Shakeri."
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