Newsletters

Newsletter – Winter 2019

Newsletter – Winter 2019

Greetings and Happy New Year to all. We at AMHF are steadily moving forward into 2019 with high hopes in meeting our goals for this year. In the last quarter of 2018, we were excited to announce a new board member, Mr. Joe Goethals, deputy district attorney of San Mateo county and now we are equally excited to welcome Ms. Charissa McManis.

Newsletter – Fall 2018

Newsletter – Fall 2018

As we step into Fall, we meet the challenges before us with hope and willful determination. The darkness of summer is now behind us and the murderer who took our beloved Ariana has been put away. We ask for your prayers that he stays there for the rest of his life.

Newsletter – July 2018

Newsletter – July 2018

The Ariana Mae Hatami Scholarship Endowment was created in honor of this young woman by her parents; Farzin and Julie Hatami. Ariana’s life was brutally and deliberately taken by a violent offender on Dec. 17, 2016. Ariana was a business major at San Francisco State University and was determined to graduate in a field that she was exceptionally talented.

Newsletter – April 2018

Newsletter – April 2018

Ariana Mae Hatami Foundation has established a meaningful partnership with San Francisco State University as this institution is ground zero for Ariana. She had fully committed herself to their Business program and was slated to graduate in Spring of 2018. As we grow Ariana’s foundation, one of our main objectives is to support the university students who are overcoming the effects of domestic abuse with financial scholarships.

Blog – January 7, 2018

Blog – January 7, 2018

I sit here in the dawn and stare at the rug on the floor; it’s so hard (the feeling has returned). I hear her voice, “You and your precious Persian carpets” Ariana use to say to her Baba. A loving tease for sure after he would tell Ariana to take off her shoes before...

Blog – September 11, 2017

Blog – September 11, 2017

A day to remember.. so much heartache for so many people. My thoughts turn and I feel compelled to write to Ann Straw and invite her and her husband to our home for dinner. Is the timing right, I think? They have their own trial coming up in October. In the months...

Blog – January 27, 2017

Blog – January 27, 2017

Here's just another morning of quiet, painful wondering... how I am going to fill up this day with meaningless busy stuff? Yesterday, I had to drive down to Monterey and take care of business with the PB house. Alone in my thoughts always of you Ariana, my heart...

Blog – January 8, 2017

Blog – January 8, 2017

My head is clouded and crowded with overlapping faces and snippets of conversation with many people from the day before. I remember trying multiple times to compose myself; I just wanted to walk out of that reception hall, go home and crawl under the covers. All these...

Blog – January 7, 2017

Blog – January 7, 2017

My eyes opened very early again in the dark shadows of our bedroom. Dawn is but a sliver of light as I look across the bay and past the Dumbarton bridge. The fleeting rain and wind may hold off just enough so that Ariana's memorial won't become a bleak, soggy...

Blog – December 23, 2016

Blog – December 23, 2016

Ariana was laid to rest on a hill overlooking a canyon. A glimpse of the Pacific Ocean can be seen through the distant trees on a sunny day. Today was not sunny by any means. Cold gusts of wind and driving rain came down when we slowly followed the hearse to the grave...