“I'd rather die deceived by dreams than give My heart to home and trade and never live.” (attar)

The ocean can be yours; why should you stop Beguiled by dreams of evanescent dew?
The secrets of the sun are yours, but you Content yourself with motes trapped in beams   (attar)

About the Foundation

ATTAR Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to encourage education, research and dialogue in the fields of science and arts with a special emphasis on collaboration between the modern sciences and the ancient philosophy, culture and arts.

The foundation intends to promote and host events with a mixture of ancient philosophy, timeless vision and modern science.  Through collaborative work of some of the world’s most renowned experts in the fields of science, medicine, literature, sociology, arts and music one would aim to research the deep influences of ancient arts and sciences on humans. Cultural and scientific enrichment through cooperation and collaboration on the global scale will insure a brighter future for our ever shrinking world.

Attar Foundation strives to sponsor humanitarian projects where socioeconomic limitations hinder the basic humanitarian needs through its network of volunteers, donors and contributors.


Through the vision of its founders the Foundation was created to build bridges where crossings have been few and far inbetween, to unveil talent where talent has been hidden, to introduce commonalities where differences have dominated

Reza Ghaffari
Founder & Chairman

Mehrnoush Fatholahi
Founder & Vice Chair

Kamyar Ghassemi
Founder & Treasurer

750 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10027