Press Release by KOCE-TV
Coastline Community College Executive Director and cultural
ambassador Mariam Khosravani brings fundraising expertise to The KOCE-TV
Community Advisory Board.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. (September 16, 2009) - A prominent
Orange County businesswoman and community leader has joined the KOCE-TV
Community Advisory Board. Mariam Khosravani, Executive Director of the Coastline
Community College Foundation prominent leader in Orange County's very vital and
engaged Iranian American community, has become a member of the advisory board
that provides community input to the programming and production decisions by the
Orange County based PBS station.
"Mariam is a good example of the high level community leaders
who see KOCE as the local institution that can create a stronger sense of
community in Orange County and a more accurate and defined public image for our
county," said KOCE-TV President Mel Rogers. "She is enthusiastic and very savvy.
We are thrilled that she will be advising us as KOCE moves forward in service to
education and community building locally."
Mariam Khosravani has an MBA and Certificate in Fundraising and
Managing for nonprofit organizations. She is the Executive Director of Coastline
Community College Foundation in Orange County, CA. She manages the College's
Foundation, its assets, and raises funds for this college of 18,000 students.
She has been active in the field of fundraising as a consultant, speaker, and
trainer for the last ten years and assisted in the expansion of several
non-profit organizations in Southern California. She also serves on the board of
the Network of California Community College Foundations.
Ms. Khosravani is a prominent leader of the Persian community in
California and has served as an unofficial ambassador for the community at large
in developing and enhancing the Persian image and presence among the key
business and political figures in the area. She has been active in the
Network of Iranian Professionals of Orange County
(NIPOC), for the past 14 years, serving as the President, board
member, and advisory member since she joined the organization. She was also
Coordinator for the Mehregan Celebration in Orange County, which hosted more
than 15,000 visitors at a two-day event.
Passionate about humanitarian aid, Ms. Khosravani has raised
over millions of dollars for various local, national and international
organizations. She has been active in the field of philanthropy as a consultant,
speaker, and trainer for the last ten years. She is on the board of The Africa
Project, raising awareness about the plight of AIDS orphans and children in
Africa to assist with food, clothing, school fees, medical care and other basic
necessities and create an enduring improvement in the community.
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