Category Archives: Philanthropy

Mina Ebrahimi Has Grown Saint Germain Catering Into The Top Washington, D.C. Area Caterer

When it comes to high quality catering in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, the woman-owned Saint Germain Catering is well-known for its delicious foods and professional service. Based in Vienna, Virginia, Saint Germain Catering was founded in 1998 by entrepreneur Mina Ebrahimi, who continues to serve as the CEO of the company.

As a child, Mina Ebrahimi grew up around her parent’s bakery in Virginia and actually began helping out there when she was 11 years old. After her family opened a café’ in the Tyson’s Galleria shopping mall, Mina continued to gain valuable experience as she helped to run the dining establishment.

Opening Saint Germain Catering gave Mina Ebrahimi the opportunity to further her passion for cooking and put her extensive customer service skills to good use. Because of their flavorful food, top-notch service and affordable rates, Saint Germain Catering has become the caterer of choice for people throughout the Washington D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia areas.

Events and special occasions of all types and sizes are catered by Saint Germain Catering and a wide range of menu items are available. The skilled team members there usually serve several thousand people every day at a multitude of events.

Running a business as large and successful as Saint Germain Catering requires plenty of knowledge, experience and exemplary business skills. As the CEO of this reliable company, Mina Ebrahimi has received numerous awards, including being named as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Washington Business Journal and an Enterprise Women of the Year award.

Whether it be a retirement party, graduation, wedding, birthday, or holiday party, Mina Ebrahimi and Saint Germain Catering are always ready to provide a satisfying catering experience.

In addition to her many years of experience in the catering field, Mina Ebrahimi is very involved with animal welfare issues, and through the years has donated large amounts of time, resources and effort to help improve the quality of life for different types of animals.

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Ryan Seacrest Highlights

Ryan Seacrest is the new host of ABC’s music competition series American Idol. From producing the hit series,’Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, being an active member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, hosting on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ morning talk show and radio host of ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Ryan has made a permanent impact on the entertainment industry. The producer/tv host Ryan Seacrest, passion has lead to his expansion in the entertainment industry by opening a high fashion men’s clothing line and skincare products that is carried by Macy’s.

The entertainers impressive resume goes on and may seem like it has no end. The award winning host continues to maintain his post on the forefront of the entertainment industry by being honorary chair of the Grammy Foundation and being the head of Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) which is controlling 10 other broadcasting stations. His Humanitarian ambition has gained him a position on the board of the Los Angelese County Museum of Arts (LACMA). Multi-talented with a heart like no other, Ryan Seacrest has also made an impact across the country and in young minds all around by being involved in youth developments.

His annual position as host and Exec. producer of ABC’s New Years Eve programs, has made his peers recognize his impact and importance to both the network and the industry. ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest tops the chart in the country and continues to be the main listen for drive-time shows. More than Iconic, the ambition and personality of R. Seacrest, is one to admire. His acknowledgement and associating companies, such as Netflix, Coca Cola and E! Network also highlights his many friendships and accomplishments. Standing on the front lines, both broadcast and Cable television, Ryan Seacrest his a man that Delivers at his job.

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The American Immigration Council and Justice That Works Are Receiving Valuable Aid from the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund

The Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin Frontera Fund has a mission to provide funding to critical organizations that fight for human, civil, immigrant and migrant rights. The fund was begun as a result of a $3.7 million settlement being awarded to journalists Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin after their wrongful arrests at the hands of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The arrests were illegal and nothing more than retaliation for the fact that Lacey and Larkin were making Arpaio’s life difficult in exposing his many scandals. The fund provides money to important organizations like the American Immigration Council and Justice That Works.

The American Immigration Council is a Washinton D.C. based nonprofit organization that focuses on celebrating the immigrant history of the United States. The organization works tirelessly to help shape and reshape how Americans feel in regard to immigration and provide education and international exchange programs.

The American Immigration Council also teaches American citizens about the huge contributions that immigrants have made to the United States in the past and the present. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

The council has legal and policy programs that promote humane immigration policies and work to achieve justice for immigrants.

American Immigration Council communications director Wendy Feliz states that the organization is unique because of its in-depth knowledge of immigration law. The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the organization’s sister arm.

Justice That Works is a nonprofit organization that dedicates its self to re-defining Arizona’s punitive justice system as well as empowering communities to become healthier and safer.

The organization was founded by attorney Heather Hamel who believes that the criminal justice system should be measured by how much it has improved the lives of individuals as well as how much it has uplifted and transformed communities. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/ and http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

The state of Arizona’s prison population is one of the largest in the United States. Arizona also incarcerates more black individuals per capita than any other U.S. state. Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department were well-known for racist actions including racial profiling and gross abuses of human rights that included sub-standard jail conditions.

Justice That Works has a team that includes immigration lawyer and radio show personality Ayensa Millan as well as Viridiana Hernandez, the policy director for the Center for Neighborhood Leadership.

In 2016 Justice That Works announced that it would open a community court in Phoenix, Arizona. Community courts have been huge successes in that area of lowering crimes rates while keeping people free from incarceration.

Another program from Justice That Works is the Redefining Safety Initiative that is being conducted in partnership with the Center for Neighborhood Leadership. The plan is to hold 50 community meetings throughout the south Phoenix and Maryvale areas. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Jim Larkin | Facebook

Justice That Works will have conversations as to how these communities can make their neighborhoods safer without having to use a punitive policing system. Justice That Works wants to see communities come up with solutions to these issues and then vote on them.

In the end, Justice That Works is striving to achieve a transformation of the justice system into something that is supportive, positive and successful.