The Iranian American Society of New York, Inc. (IAS) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization whose charter includes promotion of Persian language, heritage and culture. IAS takes pride in providing humanitarian, medical and financial assistance to needy Iranians.

Our Mission

IAS is established for the purposes of promoting good will and cooperation among its members; providing assistance to individuals of Iranian descent or related to such individuals by the act of marriage; promoting the exchange of ideas among its members; discovering, procuring and preserving whatever may relate to natural, civil, literary history and welfare of Iranians. The said purposes are to be conducted all without pecuniary profit and shall in no way involve political or religious considerations.


Dear Fellow Iranian Americans,

In this 35th year of our organization, we are pleased to announce our growth, our commitment and vision for the next 35 years.  Throughout the years, we have managed to grow, help those in need locally, nationally and internationally, and kept our unique culture alive. The goal of this society, in addition to the promotion of the Persian language, culture and the long heritage of Iran, is protecting the welfare of Iranian-Americans and their families and to encourage them to get involved in social, cultural, and community activities.  We ask for your participation and contributions in order to guaranty another successful 35 years.  IAS is most proud of its two (2) Ferdowsi Farsi schools, located in Long Island and Westchester. Furthermore, IAS strives to create opportunities for introducing our rich culture to other ethnic and racial groups.

We are aware of the many individual accomplishments of Iranians all over the world, particularly in the New York region. It is now time to bring these individual accomplishments together and to form a "real" community. The Iranian-Americans in the New York metropolitan area are now in dire need of bringing their cultural, humanitarian, and social activities under one roof, a Cultural Center for the Iranian community for the greater New York region.

Volunteer efforts and contributions from every single Iranian and interested non-Iranian individuals and organizations are welcomed. To achieve this goal the society strongly relies on and urges ALL of you to support this great cause and to give donations, in any denomination, which will be designated for the IAS Cultural Center. ALL donations to IAS are tax-deductible.

- Sincerely Yours, The IAS Board of Directors


President: Dr. Reza Hedayati
Vice President: Mrs. Yeganeh Samii
Co-Treasurer: Mr. Majid Khosrowshahi
Co-Secretary: Mrs. Margaret Nia


Mr. M. Ray Arvand, Esq.
Mr. Alireza Hedayati, Esq.
Dr. Reza Hedayati
Dr. Vahid Ipektchi
Mr. Majid Khosrowshahi
Mrs. Haleh Morshed
Mrs. Margaret Nia
Mrs. Yeganeh Samii
Mrs. Sholeh Sharifi


Cultural Committee
Education Committee
Election Committee
Public Relation Committee
Social Committee


Click on the either box below for Membership Application forms. Annual Membership $75.00 - Student Membership $35.00