Sanam Quraishi

An Iranian refugee who found success in the United States, Sanam Quraishi, now based in New York City, is founder and chairman of the board of The Sanam Vaziri Quraishi Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting poverty with philanthropy. In July, Guild Hall in East Hampton screened Salabwek: Not Far From Here revealing how her foundation created a sustainable village in Salabwek, Kenya at a cost of $50 a person. svqf.org.