Fasha (Farshad) Mahjoor, Phenomenex CEO, to Jump off 87th Floor of Skyscraper
Torrance, CA (August 15, 2012), Fasha Mahjoor, founder and CEO of Phenomenex, a separation sciences company, will leap off the 87th floor of The Shard in London, Europe’s tallest building, on the 3rd of September 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 will abseil/rappel down 1,056 feet (the highest ever attempted by any civilian) all in support of the educational charity.
Mahjoor’s goal is to raise a minimum of $230,000/£150,000/€190,000 of which he has personally donated the initial $32,000/£20,000/€25,000.
The Outward Bound Trust (a charitable organization) 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. They gain a sense of pride and self-worth, serving as a roadmap to becoming motivated, self-disciplined, and responsible citizens.
Mr. Mahjoor says, "Some may think I've gone a bit mad to undertake this challenge. But being that it's for such a wonderful cause that I so very much believe in, I couldn't possibly turn down the opportunity. To raise money to ensure that this program continues to impact the lives of many more young people for years to come is simply a privilege."
To sponsor Fasha's descent and support his fundraising efforts, please visit www.mahjoor4charity.com.100% of donations will fund bursaries/scholarships for young people from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to attend an Outward Bound® program.
Fasha Mahjoor is an architect, businessman, philanthropist, visionary, and founder and CEO of the Phenomenex Companies.
Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to disease diagnosis, food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography solutions accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being. For more information on Phenomenex, visit www.phenomenex.com.
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity and a leading provider of financially-assisted outdoor learning. It aims to help young people realize their potential through learning in the wild, and creates a supportive and challenging environment in which young people can learn about themselves, become more self-confident, skilled and disciplined. Supporting The Outward Bound Trust will enable a new generation of young people to undertake their own character-defining challenges.
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