The Iranian American Society of New York, Inc. (IAS) is a non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization whose charter includes promotion of the 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 37th year of our organization, we are pleased to announce our growth, our commitment and vision for the next 37 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 37 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 Community 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 Community Center. ALL donations to IAS are tax-deductible.

- Sincerely Yours, The IAS Board of Directors


President: Mr. Alireza Hedayati, Esq.
Vice President: Mr. Reza Arvand, Esq.
Treasurer: Mrs. Sholeh Sharifi
Secretary: Mrs. Margaret Nia


Mr. Reza Arvand, Esq.
Mr. Alireza Hedayati, Esq.
Dr. Vahid Ipektchi
Mrs. Margaret Nia
Mrs. Floria Nikpour
Dr. Katayoon Noroozi
Mrs. Yeganeh Samii
Mrs. Sholeh Sharifi
Mrs. Vida Tehrani


Education Committee – Committee Co-Chairs Mrs. Sholeh Sharifi & Ms. Marjan Khalili

Election Committee – Committee Chair Mr. Reza Arvand

Events/Cultural Committee – Committee Chair Dr. Vahid Ipektchi

Financial Committee – Committee Co-Chairs Mrs. Floria Nikpour & Mr. Majid Khosrowshahi

Fundraising Committee – Committee Chair Mrs. Vida Tehrani

Membership Committee – Committee Chair Mrs. Yeganeh Samii

Mentorship Committee – Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Katayoon Noroozi & Mr. Saeed Manii

Public Relations Committee – Committee Chair Mrs. Margaret Nia