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© 2018 UHRC

ABOUT US

UHRC continuously works to enrich the lives of people in the local communities we serve.

We bring communities together through the pillars of:

 

● Education ● Religion ● Research ● Music ● Culture ● Arts

Through these pillars we strive to preserve our diverse interwoven cultures, heritage, histories and legacies. As a result of our work, we will build a richer, inclusive global community that celebrates common values, intellectual curiosity, innovative solutions, diversity, and promotes social change.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Universal Heritage and Research Center (UHRC) is to foster cross-cultural understanding, celebrate richness in diversity, and advance intellectual discourse through education and research.

WHAT WE DO

UHRC aspires to help communities create meaningful connections with each other through our diverse interwoven cultures. 
With our strategic partners

supporting local initiatives that foster discussions surrounding cross-cultural education

We promote celebrate diversity and encourage intellectual curiosity, include:
 

● Providing support to
local cultural events

● Sponsoring Art & Cultural Exhibits

OUR SUPPORT

with the support of businesses, organizations, and universities that we can continue to foster cross-cultural understanding. Primarily individual donors and local organizations whose missions include preserving the rich heritage sponsor our programs.

OUR PARTNERS

Chapman University  ~  United Nations Association, Orange County Chapter

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center  ~  The Pacifica Institute  ~  Pakistan Arts Council

Chinese Cultural Center  ~  SikhLens  ~ Caravan.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Fareed Farukhi
Founder/President - 

Mr. Farukhi is a Partner at Farukhi & Company, LLP. He is a community leader and a visionary who envisions UHRC to be a platform that connects and engages diverse people and communities in efforts to bring positive change and better understanding.

Seema Ali
Advisor

Seema Ali is a Financial/Philanthropic Advisor and a real estate investor.

She is passionate about interfaith and education issues and currently serves as VP of the Academy of Judaic, Christian and Islamic Studies at UCLA.

Shahzad Malik
Secretary
Shahzad is Chair of Stradling's Tax practice group and a shareholder in the firm's Corporate and Securities practice group. Shahzad has significant experience in corporate and fund tax matters such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity fund formations and transactions, and international taxation.
Mohannad Malas
Board Member

Mr. Malas is a Principal and Co-Founder of IRA Capital. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Claremont Graduate University, and on the Board of Trustees of the University of California Irvine Foundation. He is a “Visionary Founder” of UCI Applied Innovation, and a lifetime founding member for the Mission Hospital Foundation.

Dr. Sana Khan
Treasurer
Sana Khan is a radiologist and member of the President’s circle of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). He also is the Founder and Chairman of AiM Radiology Medical Group, Anaheim, CA. Sana serves as President of the Academy of Judaic, Christian and Islamic Studies at UCLA.
John Jolliffe
Board Member

John Jolliffe brings a diverse background of professional experience to UHRC. He is an author, lecturer, and previous Executive Director of International Philanthropy for Jim Carrey. Currently, John Jolliffe is Co-Executive Producer of an International Children’s show, Mack & Moxy, now in 100 million homes per day on Netflix and PBS.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

Farrell Hirsch

Seema Ali

Dr Krishna Reddy

Framroze Virjee

Bicky Singh

Munir Sheikh

Mike Penn

Sandow Birk

COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS

 

Rev Reinhard Krauss

Dr Muzammil Siddiqi

Dr Gail Sterns

Rabbi Elliott Dorff

Imam Hadi Qazwini

Shaykh Jibreel Speight

Rev Paul Gordon-Chandler

ACADEMIC COUNCIL

 

Dr Gail Sterns

Framroze Virjee

Jihad Turk

Rabbi Elliott Dorff

Rev Paul Gordon-Chandler

Tahir Shad