Bita Daryabari found success in Silicon Valley, but her Iranian roots inspired her to help women in the Middle East and to start a social-services charity for immigrants to America.
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Bita Daryabari, the Silicon Valley philanthropist, is directing millions toward promoting Persian arts and culture.
In 30 years at the charity his grandfather founded, Steven Hilton has overseen enormous growth in its assets and grant-making programs, especially overseas aid.