Board of Directors

Forough B. Hosseini

Board Member

Forough earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from University of Central Florida.

Forough serves as a board member and/or member of many local and national organizations and participates in and contributes to numerous local, national and international charities and causes. In 2009, Forough was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and her name was entered into the U.S. Congressional Record. Past Medalists include seven U.S. Presidents, several world leaders, Nobel Prize winners among many other leaders.

Her affiliations include the following:
• Board of Trustees – Daytona State College, Chair
• Board Member – World Affairs Councils of America
• Board Member – IA-100 and Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, Chair
• Board Member – Food Bring Hope, Founder and Chair
• Founder – Hosseini Family Foundation
• Board Member – United Way Foundation Board and Executive Committee
• Board Member – Iranian American Society of Daytona Beach, Founder and Past-Chair
• Life Member and Past Board Member – Museum of Arts and Sciences
• Past Board Member – United Way, Central Florida Myregion, Women in Your Life, Success by Six, March of Dimes, among many others

Recognition and awards:
• 2018 Heritage Award, The Heritage Preservation Trust
• 2016 Outstanding Philanthropist, Volusia/Flagler Chapter of AFP
• 2015 News Journal Business Report’s Top Honor - Influential Woman of the Year
• 2015 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Community Engagement Award
• 2014 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2014 Top 55 Most Influential People in East Central Florida Region – My Coast Magazine
• 2013 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2011 Herbert M. Davidson Award for Outstanding Community Service – United Way
• 2011 Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award – Volusia County School Board
• 2010 Glenn and Connie Ritchey Community Service Award – Council on Aging
• 2009 Philanthropist of the Year Award – PARSA Community Foundation
• 2009 “Spirit of Hope” Award – Halifax Habitat for Humanity
• 2008 Juneteenth Hometown Hero – Bethune-Cookman University
• 2008 Influential Women in Business – Volusia/Flagler Business Report
• 2008 “Field of Dreams” Achievement Award – Westside Elementary School
• Forough has been recognized with Proclamations from County of Volusia, and cities of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach

Forough’s passion for homeless children and education is only second to her passion for her family, especially her three daughters – Nellie, a recent graduate of Harvard Business School, twins - Nina, a recent graduate with Master of Science in Real State from University of Florida and Nika, a third year law student at University of Florida.

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