“To help children through health and education” became the mandate of the charitable foundation he later shaped. This mandate was inspired by his mother’s beneficent teachings and frequent examples of compassion and generosity.
Following a trip, he was captivated by Vancouver’s natural beauty and cultural diversity and decided to make British Columbia his home. He incorporated V1500 Holdings Inc., a commercial construction firm. In 2003, the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation was created. Eight years later, following a stroke, he transferred all of his corporate assets to the Foundation.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others ~ Plato
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
University of British Columbia
Member of the Order of Canada
(Recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity)