One of Fasha's most notorious and unabashed personality traits is his sincere passion for philanthropy. Forcing innocent people to see him dance in a coconut bra to raise awareness for leukemia, screaming like a baby while leaping from skyscrapers to send youths to life-changing wilderness programs, and baring his shiny shaved head for months on end to fundraise for global charities have all been part of his pursuit to support causes that mean so much to him. His desire to support hands-on giving –paired with financial backing—has moved mountains throughout the world. Fasha has organized the making of over 400,000 meals, by hand, for hungry children in third world countries with his employees in the US and abroad, and for the past 5 years, he has provided clothing, food, books, school tuition, and mentors for children in a Hyderabad, India orphanage. He even flew to the jungles of Belize with fellow colleagues to help build a school, just to name a few of his endeavors.
Phenomenex employees challenged local American Red Cross volunteers to a re-match during their second annual Soccer Charity Cup in June 2015 at the Zamperini Stadium in Torrance, California to raise money for disaster relief and preparedness programs. With a 5-1 victory in a spirited competition, the Phenoms were pleased to present a $19,450 donation check to the American Red Cross.
On May 8th, National “No Socks Day,” Phenomenex staff was encouraged to NOT wear socks, and instead donate money in exchange for a pair of funky socks during their “Funky Sock Sale for Nepal.” In addition, they hosted a “Goodies for Good Drive”: Over the course of a week and a half, the Phenomenex Philanthropy Group accepted donations for Nepal in exchange for various sweet and salty snacks (goodies). The culmination of both events brought a total of $2,361 raised by employees—all of which was matched dollar for dollar by Phenomenex for a grand total of $4,722. This was donated to the American Red Cross for Nepal Disaster Relief care.
Founded in New York City, and in 1989 in Los Angeles, the Children’s Theatre Company is a non-profit 501(C)(3) educational theater organization that publishes original musicals designed to complement an ethical and social studies curriculum for young audiences. Phenomenex has supported their program with generous donations on several occasions.
During the course of 2 days in November 2013, 750 Phenomenex volunteers came together to make 163,296 meals to feed starving children in the developing world. Through a continued partnership with Minnesota-based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) over the past two years, Phenomenex has made over 300,000 life-saving meals that have been sent to children in countries including North Korea, Haiti, and the Philippines. Organization and all costs of the event were fully sponsored by Phenomenex.
The employees of InventX, a Phenomenex Company, organized a blood donation drive to try find a bone marrow match to save the life of a local toddler Trevor Kott. Nearly 200 donors showed up. The employees also organized raffles to raise funds to assist with Tevor's medical bills. Phenomenex provided all of the prizes and matched the funds raised.
Phenomenex is a long-time supporter of this Los Angeles-based organization, providing children with disabilities a place to play and learn from each other.
Over the course of two days in early October 2014, Phenomenex USA rallied to donate over 142 pounds of tennis shoes to homeless people in need on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles.
Employees of InventX, a Phenomenex company, are active participants of the Sutter Creek Duck Race. With a full day of activities, this organization raises funds for diverse non-profits around California. All donations by employees are matched by Phenomenex.
In October 2013 and again in December 2015, over 150 employees gathered in Torrance to pack a total of 1,260 comfort kits that were handed out to Veterans at local Stand Down events in partnership with the American Red Cross. Stand Down events provide veterans a safe place to “rest” for a few days, offering services like food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, counseling, and referrals to services such as health care, housing, and employment. The comfort kits contained shampoo, body soap, a washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, shave cream, razor and a comb, all packaged in a reusable toiletry bag. All leftover toiletries were donated to the VA Hospital in Torrance. Phenomenex sponsored 100% of the event costs and materials.
Phenomenex is a longstanding partner of the American Red Cross, holding regular blood drives twice a year (and more often in times of low blood supply). Phenomenex was awarded the American Red Cross Platinum Award, for excellence in supporting the community blood supply.
Teams from Phenova and Phenomenex teamed up with customers in New Jersey to pack 500 comfort care kits for children impacted by disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. The kits included a variety of necessary toiletries as well as crayons and a coloring book, toys, and a fluffy teddy bear to hug for added comfort.
Flooding in Colorado left thousands of people homeless, and it hit right in the backyard of our sister company, Phenova, located in Golden, Colorado. The team gathered together quickly to come up with a way to raise money to help their community recover. One employee had the idea to bake the popular dessert, baklava, to sell as a fundraiser. He baked and sold 486 pieces (over 117 pounds!) of fresh baklava. Phenomenex paid for the cost of materials and doubled the donation to support the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Colorado.
To show their support for those affected by the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, Phenomenex donated a percentage of its November and December sales directly to the American Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Subsequently, on February 21, 2013, Phenomenex was presented with an award from the American Red Cross for their commitment.
Hundreds of employees gathered in the cafeteria to purchase employee-made baked goods to raise money for donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help support the victims of the Oklahoma Tornadoes. Donations raised were matched 100% by the company. A week earlier, a blood drive was held on-site to help replenish the reserves of blood in the country.
Every year, Phenomenex groups collect boxes of food for the homeless in Los Angeles.
A non-profit, all-volunteer organization in California, providing assistance to accutely ill and physically challenged children. They also help mothers and their children who are trying to make it on their own. Phenomenex organizes an annual toy drive to make the holidays special for these children.
A group of employees and managers (including Fasha) from Phenomenex companies around the world constructed a cafeteria for the students as well as a community meeting hall in Selena, Belize. The company procured and shipped enormous amounts of building supplies and donated travel, accommodations, and compensation time for the selected crew. Other employee volunteers not traveling to Belize organized a supply drive for clothing, books, and school supplies.
Phenomenex is a sponsor of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. This charity is dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention, care, and treatment programs around the world.
Phenomenex is a supporter of Samaritan's Feet, a non-profit organization that provides shoes to impoverished communities around the world.
In an ongoing effort to support and inspire the next generation of scientists, Phenomenex USA donated stereochemistry sets for an entire classroom of students at the STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at Bernstein High in Los Angeles and to the Science Program at Huntington Beach High School to help teachers bring their chemistry lessons to life.
An inspiring little girl, Miah, who had spent much of her life in and out of the children’s hospital, noticed that many of the children didn’t have toys and were often lonely. She wanted to celebrate her 10th birthday by holding a toy drive to collect toys for all these children so she could bring them the joy they deserved. Being so moved by her beautiful and inspiring story, Phenomenex went on a shopping spree mid-October and was able to donate over 100 dolls, cars and trucks, action figures, games, books, baby toys, and more to Miah so she could deliver them to the children in the hospital.
After the 9/11 disaster, Employees of Phenomenex elected to forgo their Christmas party, and Phenomenex doubled the funds that would've been allocated for the Christmas party and provided it to Wired Kids-9/11 Angels. Wired Kids--9/11 Angels provides support to the children who lost their parents during the 9/11 disaster.
Team Phenova adopted a trail in Golden, Colorado to clean up and maintain 3-4 times a year.
In conjuction with the Annual Sutter Creek Duck Race, employees of InventX, a Phenomenex Company, organized food, games and booths to raise funds for the local Amador Country School music programs. All funds raised were matched by Phenomenex.
Phenomenex has been a long-time supporter of the American Heart Association. AHA is the oldest voluntary health organization advocating good health, positive behaviors, nutritious eating habits, and healthy lifestyles. It also funds cutting-edge research and professional education programs
Throughout the year, Phenova has hosted numerous charity lunches. Employees prepare a meal, and others donate money to enjoy that lunch. The money raised is donated to the Arvada Food Bank, specifically for the Backpack Program, which provides food to children at 13 area elementary schools each weekend during the school year. These schools are "Title 1" schools that have a high percentage of children on the "Free and Reduced Lunch program." Each Friday, each eligible child takes home a sack filled with 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch items, 2 snacks, 1 fresh or canned fruit, and 1 canned vegetable.
The USA teamed up with customers on a viral email campaign to raise money for donation to the ASPCA to rescue animals in shelters.
Among many charities promoting education, Phenomenex also supports Children's Enrichment program. This organization provides underprivileged young students with a curriculum that helps them develop a deeper sense of purpose in their lives and in their learning.
Phenova, a Phenomenex Company, supported this Colorado-based organization that provides services and shelter to families in the community who have been impacted by child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness.
Fasha Mahjoor was a member of the Board of Trustees (2011-2014) for the Farhang Foundation. The Farhang Foundation is committed to creating awareness of Iranian arts and culture by funding university programs, publications, academic conferences, art shows,films, and organizing exhibitions with local cultural and academic institutions.
For the past few years, InventX, a Phenomenex Company, has sponsored a charity during holiday times through a Christmas party fundraiser. Foster Family, serves the Sacramento Region to provide foster and adoptive placement for abused and neglected children. During the Christmas holiday party, employees interact directly with the children they are benefiting. The Party includes an appearance by Santa Claus, games, face painting, and lots of food. Phenomenex donates funds, toys and supplies for the party
Phenomenex received a Certificate of Appreciation for its support of Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
In August, the Phenova team helped to set up for the annual Garage and Tack Sale for the Horse Protection League, an organization that rescues horses that are abandoned or will be sent off to slaughter. All proceeds went directly to feeding and caring for rescued horses. Many employees volunteer at HPL every week, caring for and feeding the horses.
A group from Phenova helped out in the Jeffco Action Center food pantry all day, sorting donated food for the Thanksgiving Holiday and beyond. Jeffco Action Center is a local non-profit that works to identify and respond to the basic human needs of Jefferson County residents. Through intervention, prevention, and connection, they provide hope and dignity while breaking the cycle of poverty.
Phenomenex and its employees sponsored trips for underprivileged children to Washington DC.
Through donations, Phenomenex helps LLS, the world's largest voluntary health agency, to continue helping blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.
Keeping with our mission of improving the health and well-being of humanity, Phenomenex supports the Low Income and Elderly United community assistance project.
Phenomenex donated to this scholarship which provides support to young Iranian chemistry students who are unable to attend universities in Iran.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. Phenomenex contributed to this charity.
Along with friends and family, Phenomenex employees annually run or walk 5K or 10K to support Pediatric Cancer Research. All donations were matched by the company.
As a supporter of Rainbow Shelter, Phenomenex helps to provide shelter and other assistance to victims of domestic violence.
Phenomenex employees give back to the local community by volunteering with Rebuilding Together, Habitat for Humanity, and similar organizations in Europe, to rehabilitate homes for people that are unable physically or financially to manage repairs by themselves, particularly the elderly and those with disabilities.
Phenomenex Germany employees held a pasta drive to aid the victims of the 2016 earthquake in Italy. The company tripled all funds raised.
Employees, families and friends participated and donated to Chatsworth 10K/Fun Run in the UK. The race supports Helen’s Trust, an organization that helps incurably ill people stay in their own homes. All donations were matched by the company.
The Italian team gathered together to raise money to donate to UNICEF who works to provide health care, immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. Phenomenex tripled the donation to UNICEF.
Il Giardino Degli Angeli (The Garden of the Angels), is a non-profit created by a family who lost their young daughter and decided to support families with serious diseases. In support of this charity, Phenomenex Italy organized a lunch to raise funds. All donations were matched by Phenomenex.
Every year, 2.6 million children die of starvation. Phenomenex Italy is working to end this. For two days each May, managing director Alberto Albieri and our wonderful Italian team hold their annual meal packing event with Stop Hunger Now Italia Onlus. Food packaged from this event ensures that children will have a nutritious meal to eat every day, giving them a chance to become educated and ensuring a brighter future for themselves and their families. Over 250 volunteers, including Phenomenex staff, customers, local schools, and community members, come together to pack 36,000 meals that will be sent to children in great need in Africa. Since Mr. Albieri and his colleague, Dr. Andrea Gheduzzi, first founded Stop Hunger Now Italia Onlus (SHINO) in 2012 with the support of Phenomenex headquarters, the organization in Italy has packed over 1,000,000 meals for needy children in Africa.
Phenomenex and its employees raised and donated funds and items for victims of the earthquake in Italy. The company matched all funds raised.
Phenomenex Italy organized a day of events to raise funds and supplies for the La Rupe Association, a non-profit organization supporting single and homeless mothers.
Phenomenex team ran a total of 94 kilometers in support of "action contre la faim" or "action against starvation," a France based non-profit organization raising funds to stop hunger around the world.
This charity's vision is to end child abuse by changing laws, providing adult education, and assistance to abused children and their families in the UK.
Fifteen employees raced in the annual J.P.Morgan Chase Run in 2015 to support disabled sports through the German Sport Aid Foundation and German Disabled Youth Foundation.
Being the boarding school that Fasha Mahjoor attended for 6 years, it has a special place in his heart. Fasha feels very privileged that he has been able to support the school in many ways throughout the years, including the initiation and creation of a new development office. Further support of various kinds will be continuous.
Team Italy hosted a live auction to raise money for Lampedusa Comune. Lampedusa is a small island off of Italy where thousands of foreigners, the majority from Africa, arrive with a dream of a better life.
The entire UK team gathered for a breakfast bake-off to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support , whose mission is to change the lives of those affected by cancer. Macmillan provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support and pushes for a better cancer care system. The team raised a considerable amount of money and Phenomenex more than doubled the donation to Macmillan.
Phenomenex is a supporter of Cheddle Lodge, a non-profit organization providing housing and promoting independence to people with cerebral palsy throughout the UK
Our Austrailian team held a luncheon to fundraise for Kiva, a non-profit with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. These small business loans are given throughout the world to improve the lives of their recipients, their families, and their communities.
Phenomenex Australia/New Zealand supports small and less privileged schools by raising funds and supplies.
Phenomenex provided support for this organization's Child Safety Program. This program provides funds to groups dealing with victims of crime as well as crime prevention programs.
The ARHT Westpac Rescue Helicopters serve every community in the greater Auckland region, in New Zealand. Helicopters are used for diverse rescue missions, such as medical, casualty, and natural disaster evacuations.
Phenomenex supports Moreh Trust, an organization dedicated to providing shelter and assistance to the elderly.
Interested in creating a greener India, the Phenomenex team worked closely with a local organization, Wealth out of Waste (WOW), to recycle such a significant amount of paper that 91 trees were saved. The team hopes that this type of action will inspire other companies in the country to do the same.
Each year, Team India celebrates the beloved festival of color and light with the children at the Cheers Foundation in Hyderabad India, an orphanage that Phenomenex is committed to serving with hands-on, financial, and educational support. The team spent the evening setting off celebratory fireworks with the children. Phenomenex pays the tuition for each of the children to attend an excellent local private school and the children are all thriving.
Phenomenex has been supporting this Baha'i school in Panchgani, India for the past 15 years.
Phenomenex and its employees organized several extremely successful bone marrow drives in the UK, Germany and the USA (sponsored and supported by Phenomenex) to help save the life of a young UK colleague (Simon), who suffered from a rare form of leukemia. While Simon could not be saved, two other cancer sufferers were saved through the gallant efforts of employees and many others who volunteered to donate their blood and bone marrow.
Funds were donated to help with hunger relief in Pakistan after the disastrous floods in 2010.
Phenomenex has donated time and funds to help the victims of the Earthquake in Chile.
Phenomenex efforts raised funds and supplies to assist with the China Earthquake Relief.
Every other year, Phenomenex and its employees join the rest of the world in wearing red noses and organizing events to help raise money to transform the lives of the less privileged in Africa and UK.
Phenomenex matched donations raised for the Sannihita Centre for Women, an institution providing assistance to orphaned girls in India.
Phenomenex supported its employees around the world to organize diverse fundraising events, including movie night, flower sales, and other events to raise funds to support the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
On September 3rd, 2012, Fasha leapt off the 87th floor of The Shard in London, Europe’s tallest building, to raise funds for The Outward Bound Trust. Alongside a handful of other adventurous philanthropists and led by the Chairman of The Outward Bound Trust, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, the group abseiled/rappeled down 1,056 feet (the highest ever attempted by any civilian) all in support of the educational charity.
On September 7 2015, Fasha Mahjoor, yet again, abseiled/rappeled a leap off not one, but three iconic London skyscrapers—helping to raise a record-breaking £2,000,000/$3,040,000 (and counting) in a single day for The Outward Bound Trust. Mahjoor descended from three buildings known locally as The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater, and The Walkie-Talkie during the City Three Peaks Challenge to aid the Trust. Mahjoor’s goal was to raise £100,000/$156,000, of which he personally donated £33,333/$50,000. www.mahjoor4charity.com
The Outward Bound Trust has enabled over one million underprivileged youth to participate in challenging outdoor programs, providing life lessons in responsibility, teamwork, and leadership. Through the education and courses provided by The Outward Bound Trust (and its many global affiliates), young people clearly see, perhaps for the first time, what they are truly capable of achieving.
Phenomenex sponsors the “Humanity in Science Award,” recognizing altruism and innovation in the analytical sciences. A $25,000 award is given to each of the winners and their work is presented at industry conferences and published in The Analytical Scientist magazine.
In 2015, the inaugural winners, Dr. Peter H. Seeberger and Dr. Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern of the Max-Planck Institutes, were recognized for their groundbreaking discovery of a new way to produce life-saving antimalarial drugs at only a fraction of the cost. In 2016, Florida Atlantic University Assistant Professor Waseem Asghar won the honor for identifying a new paper and flexible material-based diagnostic biosensing platform that could be used to remotely detect and determine treatment options for HIV, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureas and other pathogens.Humanity in Science 2016
Phenomenex around the globe dressed in pink throughout October to stand up in solidarity for all those who are fighting breast cancer, for the survivors, and for those who have lost their lives to the disease.
As a leader in the separation sciences, Phenomenex encourages the next generation to pursue science education and careers by holding tours and tours for local high school students, judging local science fairs, and going to science classes to teach and tutor. Additionally, while encouraged and supported by Phenomenex, many of the company's scientists throughout the world regularly volunteer to teach at primary, secondary, and trade schools.
Phenomenex around the globe dressed in pink throughout October to stand up in solidarity for all those who are fighting breast cancer, for the survivors, and for those who have lost their lives to the disease.
To celebrate 33 years of success in February 2015, in true Phenomenex “Breaking with Tradition” fashion, Phenoms from around the globe gave up their hair for the sake of charity. Over 40 employees either shaved their heads or dyed their hair an outrageous color. For each staff member taking part in the celebrations, Phenomenex donated $500 to a charity of their choosing, for each month they kept their hair looking “crazy” through September. By the end of the celebration, over $44,000 was donated to charities all over the world.
Ten cyclists from Phenomenex companies around the world took to the streets and highways of Europe, riding nearly 290 miles/466 kilometers over three days in the London to Paris Cycling Challenge to raise money for charities they hold dear, including The Outward Bound Trust (UK), The Outward Bound (USA), Cheers Foundation Orphanage (India), and Epilepsy Research UK. Each of the riders, financially sponsored by Phenomenex, traveled with their bicycles all the way from company sites in India, Spain, USA, The Netherlands, Germany, UK, and Italy, converging in London before heading off on their adventure. Phenomenex sponsored race entry and travel fees and donated an additional £8,000.00/$12,000.00 to The Outward Bound Trust (UK), funds that will go towards sending underprivileged youth to participate in life-changing outdoor learning programs. Each rider achieved their own personal fundraising goals before the event, totaling £13,000/$20,000 to donate to their respective charities.
Relief efforts were global. All our offices teamed up to make the greatest impact we could for disaster relief. Through bake sales, luncheons, breakfasts, and gift sales, our offices in France, Germany, UK, and USA raised tens of thousands of dollars with tripling of the funds raised by Phenomenex, and through extensive collection efforts, were able to donate dozens of boxes of clothes, food, toiletries, blankets, shoes, baby food, medical supplies and more items directly to the Philippines where they were needed most.
Phenomenex and its employees raised and donated funds and items for victims of the Indonesia and Tsunami Earthquake. The company matched all funds raised.
Phenomenex executives, employees and families organized diverse special events, donating time and funds for the Japanese Earthquake Relief.
Each November, Phenomenex Worldwide becomes a whole lot furrier. On our faces, that is! Men grow moustaches of all shapes and sizes while women decorated their faces with fake moustaches, all in an effort to promote awareness for men’s health and to fundraise for men’s cancer research.
After the disastrous hurricane in New Orleans in 2008, Phenomenex dug deep to support the Covenant House New Orleans, a shelter for runaway and troubled youth that had been badly damaged. A team of employees was sent to New Orleans to rebuild, clean, and restore the Covenant House to normal living and working conditions.
Phenomenex supports the European Bahá'í Business Forum (EBBF), a nongovernmental organization, comprised of a community of people passionate about bringing ethical values, personal virtues and moral leadership into the workplace.