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