Dr. Iraj Jabbary Named 2016 Pasadena ISD Distinguished Citizen

Dr. Iraj Jabbary Named 2016 Pasadena ISD Distinguished Citizen
Posted on 10/28/2016
Dr. Iraj Jabbary Named 2016 Pasadena ISD Distinguished Citizen

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Dr. Iraj Jabbary, of ABC Dental, has been named the 2016 Pasadena ISD Distinguished Citizen.


 

 Dr. Iraj Jabbary Named 2016 Pasadena ISD Distinguished Citizen

By Reesha Brown
PISD Communications


Local business owner of ABC Dental and major sponsor of various Pasadena ISD Education Foundation fundraisers, Dr. Iraj Jabbary has been chosen to receive the Pasadena ISD’s 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award.

He will be honored by the Pasadena ISD Board of Trustees, district administration and community members at a reception Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Frank Braden Educational Center in the Carmen Orozco Professional Development Center in Pasadena.

A diligent supporter of the Pasadena community and the school district, Dr. Jabbary’s generosity has impacted the lives of countless students.

He first aligned with Pasadena ISD in 2007 when he started the “Smiles on Wheels” project, where thousands of students benefited from bicycle donations. He continued this contribution for several years, each time growing more successful.

Through ABC Dental’s outreach program, numerous students and their families have received complimentary access to dental services, supplies and wellness resources.

ABC Dental is a major sponsor for Pasadena ISD Education Foundation fundraisers. He continuously gives at the top level as a Major Sponsor for the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament and to host a table for the district’s Shining Stars Gala as a Platinum Sponsor.

Dr. Jabbary and his staff volunteer at many district events each year, including health fairs, speaking engagements and foundation events.

His humble heart and servant spirit have brought him recognition both as an established businessman in the community and as a philanthropic supporter of education.

Dr. Iraj Jabbary Named 2016 Pasadena ISD Distinguished Citizen

Past recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award:
2015 – Marie Flickinger

2014 – Nelly Quijano

2013 – Melvin Cowart

2012 – Linda Lukaszewski

2011 – Dana Philibert

2010 – Bill Barmore

2009 – Terry Brotherton

2008 – Carroll Smith

2007 – Herman Williams

2006 – Charles Davis

2005 – Emory Gadd

2004 – Rosalie Kuntz

2003 – Dr. Paul Covell

2002 – Judy & Russell Lamontagne

2001 – Eddie Dansby

2000 – Gilbert Aguilar

1999 – Denise Converse

1998 – John Phelps

1997 – Kathleen Morris

1996 – Kathryn Whitfill

1995 – Faye Schimek