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Noosheen Hashemi among top 50 philanthropists in Bay Area


Recognizing her work as the President of The HAND Foundation, Noosheen Hashemi, is named one of Gentry Magazine's top 50 philanthropists in their annual list of leading philanthropists in San Francisco, the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.

Gentry Magazine top 50 philanthropists in 2013


Noosheen Hashemi, President and co-founder of The HAND Foundation

Software industry veteran Hashemi held a variety of prestigious jobs in the tech sector, including director of finance and administration and vice president at Oracle. In 1991, she won Oracle's "Against All Odds Award" for her role in the company's financial turnaround. In 1993, she led an expansion ofOracle services as vice president of marketing and business development for the company'sWorldwide Education.Today,Hashemi is a philanthropist with a passion for entrepreneurship and economic development. Since 2003, she has led The HAND Foundation's efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, strengthen the global middle class, and advance the philanthropic sector. In addition to her work with The HAND Foundation,Hashemi is also a trustee of the India Community Center, and an advisory council member for the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. Hashemi also co-founded and chaired PARSA Community Foundation, the first Iranian-American community foundation.

Hashemi is amember of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been awarded the Ellis IslandMedal of Honor and CEDAW Human Rights Award for Philanthropy. She served as a board member of theNew America Foundation from2005 - 2012.

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