Tristate Persian-American Association


Persian Gala Night and Fundraising

At dawn came a calling from the tavern; Hark drunken mad man of the cavern; Arise, let us fill with wine one more turn; Before destiny fills our cup, our urn. Omar Khayyám (1100 A.C.)


The deadline to order Gala tickets has passed. There is no door admission. 


We are delighted to invite everyone interested in Persian heritage and culture, including our non-Iranian friends, to join us for KARMA’s first Persian Gala Night on Saturday Sep. 30th, 2017; the International Rumi Day.  The event includes wine and beer bar, dance & DJ (DJ SHY), dinner (from House of Grill), live performance, magical performance, silent auction & raffle, and other fun and surprise activities. There will be plenty of goodies and valuable items to bid on, if you wish.

Admission tickets are $50 each, regardless of age. All attendees require ticket. When purchasing your ticket you may add any amount you wish as donation.  KARMA is a non-profit IRS registered tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.  All proceeds go towards KARMA’s activities including student scholarships and the long term goal of acquiring a permanent building for the Persian community in Cincinnati. 


Time: 7:30 to 11 PM. Buffet dinner will be served at 8:30 PM. 

Silent Auction:  

Sponsorship: There are two levels of sponsorship: Silver ($500) and Gold ($1000). If you wish to discuss your sponsorship or write a check please email KARMA by visiting the ‘CONTACT US‘ page. For online sponsorship please follow this LINK. Sponsors will be recognized at the event. Gold sponsors will receive 4 complementary admission tickets with designated table. Silver sponsors will receive 2 complementary tickets. 

Location: The event will be held at the elegant Taft Center, overlooking the Fountain Square. The Taft Center is on the 2nd FL of US Bank Building at 425 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Take the escalator from the US Bank building lobby to the 2nd floor. There are plenty of parking around and under the Fountain Square. The Westin Hotel (21 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202) has valet parking and is connected to the building. 

Recommended dress code: Business formal or cocktail attire.


Gold Sponsors

Urban Genesis LLC, Matt Shafiezadeh                                  

Taft Law FirmJonathan Sams,            

Dr. Nemat Moussavian

Skylight Financial Group, Bradley Younger,



Silver Sponsors

Feizpour LLC, Pouya Feizpour

Northern Kentucky Dental CenterJay Sadrinia, DDS




Silent Auction Donors

West Chester Rug Gallery, Harry Forouz,

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Mohammad Ehteshami

Dr. Ali Razavi

Tristate Vein Center, Dr. Tarek Anjari & Dr. Farzin Foruhari, 

LEYLA Mediterranean Restaurant,

Maryam Hallez

Farida Mostajabi

Niloufar Hosseiny

Masoud Ghaffari

TriHealth, Sussan Assani