Emily will live on through those whom she loved and who loved her.  And now, countless others will be able to pursue their passions through the foundation that bears not just her name, but her spirit and energy as well. 


The Emily Javadi Foundation strives to keep all the efforts and endeavors that defined her soul alive and bright in the world. Join us in support of the programs that help others fully realize their own health, fitness, entrepreneurial or artistic potential.




Creating a brighter world by helping others pursue their own health, fitness, entrepreneurial, or artistic potential.


"In one of those stars I shall  be living."

2015 - 2020 Recipients

We are extremely proud of the people and organizations we've supported 2015 - 2017. Through the foundation and your support we can continue strengthening the community and improve the lives of others.

New Friends New Life restores and empowers formerly trafficked girls and sexually exploited women and their children. In January 2018, a new youth resource center opened with the support of Emily's name and spirit. Young women can gather for art projects, socializing and simply being surrounded by welcoming arms. 

Emily lived an incredibly healthy life and active commitment to fitness. Now countless other DFW schools will receive support through the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program which provides resources to improve the health of students, parents and communities.  

A scholarship was created in Emily’s name to help children succeed and thrive in life.  Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity strong and enduring relationships that change their lives for the better.

The Emily Javadi Memorial Endowment Scholarship, through the College of Business Entrepreneurship Program, will assist students and leave a legacy to the University of North Texas. It is a very meaningful way to honor Emily.

Emily actively and passionately supported her many artistic friends and their endeavors. Junior Players is the oldest children’s theater in Dallas that encourages intellectual growth, mental well being and the development of life skills in the youth of North Texas through mentoring creative expression and participation in the arts.

Emily found friendships and a new creative outlet with Open Classical. She dusted off her violin and braved the stage multiple times for memorable moments that brought laughter and smiles to all around. She also volunteered her time and supported the growing organization with it's mission to bring the enjoyment of classical music into the heart of everyday popular culture.

Honoring Emily’s love of all animals, particularly her Sullivan, I Once Was Lost  is dedicated to helping homeless pets and advocating for proper pet nutrition and care.

Ways to Support

There are a number of ways to support the Emily Javadi Foundation. We gratefully accept tax-deductible donations and in-kind items for live or silent auction at the annual Bright Light Benefit. Please contact us to learn more about ways to get involved.

Meet the Board

Emily loved her family and friends dearly. Meet the ladies who volunteer their time and talents to make the world brighter in her memory.

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