Mahira is a Bay Area resident and graduate of San Jose State University. She has worked as an auditor with a large CPA firm for clients in various industries such as biotech, consumer products and not for profit. Mahira is a Accounting Manager at a startup and oversees all accounting and finance functions of the corporation. She got involved with GiveLight as an organizer of the annual bistro and has since been a part of various fundraising events.
What about life inspires you?
The potential of the human being inspires me the most. The world we live in may not be perfect and is often times full of hate, anger and sadness. Yet, each one of us is capable of making a positive impact, whether big or small, and it is through random acts of kindness that joy and hope prevail.
Why did you choose to volunteer with GiveLight Foundation?
I was drawn to GiveLight because of Dian's passion and vision. This cause is also near and dear to my heart because I am a parent. Children are a gift from God and the thought of a child being deprived of a normal happy childhood is devastating. I find it extremely rewarding to know that my time and energy are an investment in a child's future and will enable someone to lead a fortunate and productive life.
How do you help make a difference by doing what you do here?
I will continue to spearhead fundraising events such as the global bistro and assist in marketing of key events through social media and other avenues. I hope to assist in every step of the way to achieve Givelight's mission of building and sustaining beautiful homes for children across the globe.