Pacific Union International Establishes Fund to Honor Victims of Plane Crash

Pacific Union International CEO Mark A. McLaughlin today announced a fund established to honor the lives of Nasim GhanadanFloria and Navid Hakimi, and Scott and Lara Shepherd.

All were victims of a plane crash in Southern California on Sunday, Aug. 5 as they traveled to a real estate conference from their homes in Contra Costa County. Three of those lost, Nasim, Floria, and Lara, worked together in the Pacific Union real estate office in Danville, California.

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Nasim Ghanadan, Floria Hakimi, and Lara Shepherd

“Today the community, family, and friends of Pacific Union step forward together to embrace the future of those left behind as a result of this recent tragedy,” McLaughlin says. “We all share in the grief of the loss of life. Now we share together in nurturing those left behind.”

Pacific Union International will donate $100,000 to the Pacific Union Community Giving Fund (EIN: 47-2804742), a 501(c)(3) public charity (the “Fund.”) to honor the lives of Nasim, Floria and Navid, and Scott and Lara.

Donors who choose to make gifts in honor of lost colleagues and families will be able to do so through links to the Fund, which will use the donations as follows:

The Nasim Ghanadan Memorial Fund 

Established in memory of Nasim Ghanadan. The Ghanadan family will name the beneficiaries of these donations in the near future.

To give, click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BXCZTWZQHSBR2 

The Floria & Navid Hakimi Memorial Fund

Established in memory of Floria Hakimi and her son, Navid. The Hakimi family will name the beneficiaries of these donations in the near future.

To give, click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NPJF56F4UWANY

The Children of Scott and Lara Shepherd

Established in memory of Scott and Lara Shepherd. We are raising money to provide support for the general living expenses and educational needs of the Shepherd’s two young children.

To give, click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=AWG3VMYHVRDU4

Please note that contributions to the Shepherd children are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.

The Moyer Foundation

Selected by Pacific Union International to provide grief counseling to children and adults who have suffered the loss of a child or a parent.

Donations are accepted online using a credit or debit card at https://moyerfoundation.org/donate/.

“The effects of this loss to our community, families, and friends will not go away overnight,” McLaughlin says. “This difficult journey is just beginning for those left behind whose lives have been changed in profound ways. On behalf of Pacific Union International, thank you for joining us in honoring those we hold in our hearts today.”

About Pacific Union International 

Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Pacific Union International, Inc. is the West Coast’s premier luxury real estate brand, with 2017 sales volume of $14.1 billion. In 2018, real estate industry leaders RISMedia and REAL Trends ranked Pacific Union as the fifth-largest brokerage in the U.S. The prestigious London-based International Property Awards awarded Pacific Union “Global Real Estate Brokerage of the Year 2017-2018.”

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