The Massiah Foundation makes investments in educational institutions and individuals that offer opportunities to fulfill its investment philosophy. The Massiah Foundation’s investments are designed to inspire excellence in education.

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

Maseeh Middle School: The Massiah Foundation donated a transformational multimillion dollar gift to advance the curriculum, instruction and innovation initiatives.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Maseeh Hall: The Massiah Foundation donated $24 million to expand the undergraduate student body.

Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technologies: The Maseeh Chair is held by the Provost.

Excellence in Teaching Awards

Terrascope Program: Freshmen have the chance to couple their research with the crucial visit to a location where they can best learn about all of the issues associated with climate management.

MIT SEED Academy: The Saturday Engineering & Enrichment Discovery Academy is an academic enrichment and career exploration program for students in high school.

Portland State University

Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science: The Foundation awarded the largest gift in the history of PSU to support building the Northwest Center for Engineering, naming it Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. It also endows professorships and graduate scholarships.

Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics: A philanthropic investment in computational science to increase research and education in large computing and applied fields of Mathematics and Statistics. It is the first Mathematics Department to be named.

Neuberger Hall Restoration: The Foundation contributed $5 million necessary to match state bonds as part of a $70 million project to renovate PSU’s main building formerly known as Neuberger Hall. Aside from the administrative functions of the renovated building, 7 different departments will receive new facilities for faculty offices and instruction spaces. The gift also contemplates partnership with PSU to help promote computational and biosciences efforts in engineering and mathematics.

Maseeh Colloquium and Lecture in Mathematics and Statistics: Brings world renowned scholars to the PSU campus.

Maseeh Fellows: Gives graduate student scholarships in engineering.

Kamelia Massih Outstanding Student and Faculty in the Arts Prize: Helps create prizes for students and faculty in the arts.

Portland State University Scholarship
Donna J. Koch Student Lounge

Princeton Theological Seminary

Donation of Samuel Jordan artifacts: The foundation loaned various artifacts on the occasion of recognizing Samuel M. Jordan during the alumni week and awarding reverend Jordan posthumously the 2018 Heritage Award at Princeton Theological Seminary.  The artifacts were part of a collection donated to the Massiah Foundation by the late Kathryn Jordan and Jordan family and are now on display in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library as part of a several weeks long display.

For more information about the Heritage Award Ceremony at Reunion 2018, please contact Terri Bell (609) 497-7982 or visit: (

University of California: Irvine

Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies: First independent campus center in the United States for Persian Studies and Culture.

Henry Samueli School of Engineering: Created Maseeh Best Research and Best Teaching Awards.

UCI Chancellor’s Scholarship and Fellowship Fund
Rollestone Hall: Funded its creation and named after A. A. Rollestone, main benefactor to the creation of Alborz High.
McCormack Theater: Funded its creation and named it after Nettie Fowler McCormick, benefactor to the creation of Alborz High.

Endowed Chairs:
Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and Culture
Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing Arts
Howard Baskerville Professor of Humanities (Persian History)

Alborz Auditorium: Created challenge grant to name Alborz Auditorium at the Department of Humanities at UCI, named after the renowned Alborz High School in Tehran, Iran.

UCI Student Scholarship: Supported through UCI Medal Ceremony.

University of Southern California

USC Maseeh Endowed Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC): The MEPC is a yearly business plan competition to help inspire Viterbi School of Engineering innovators to be at the forefront of solutions to many challenges in a wide-ranging set of domains ranging from energy, health, safety, education, and our environment.

Community Investments

Newport Mesa School District
California Zoroastrian Center: Scholarships

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (MA)

Lawrence High School (MA): Scholarships for college education
MIND Research Institute