Hometown Heroes: Farrah Gandhi

Farrah and Himesh Gandhi.

By Joan Frances –

The essence of life is to serve others, give back to the community and to do good work. Volunteering is one of the most selfless acts an individual can give to society. Residents in Fort Bend County work tirelessly to make life a little easier for the less fortunate. Our Hometown Hero, Farrah Gandhi, has spent the last 10 years helping her fellow man, and she values every minute of it.

Gandhi is married to Himesh, who serves on the Sugar Land City Council. They have a very energetic and animated five-year-old son, Jaiden. When not working or volunteering, Gandhi helps at The Honor Roll School where her son has attended since he was two years old.

Gandhi is the Business Development Manager for WJ Interests. Within her role, she handles marketing for the firm, as well as managing the firm’s community involvement. Bill and Jared Jameson, founders of WJ Interests, have always believed in giving back to the community, and the firm supports and encourages all employees to do what they can to be involved. Gandhi has been with WJ for six years now and appreciates her “flexible full-time” schedule that allows her to help in the community and take care of her family as needed.

The Gandhi family: Himesh, Farrah and Jaiden.

“The first 10 years of my career were in fashion and did not leave me much time for anything other than work. I was single, so I did not mind the travel and working morning to night. After Himesh and I got married, I could no longer work like that. I realized that I needed a career that would allow for more of a work-life balance. I joined the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce as the Marketing Director about nine years ago and that was when I started to learn so much about our community and various organizations. I created so many relationships with so many people, and it opened so many opportunities to get involved. For the past two years, I have served on the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Centre Advisory Council. I had the opportunity to Co-Chair with Rachel Leaman the annual Hats, Gloves & Boutonnieres Brunch back in May at the stunning home of Anne Marie Ponce de Leon. It was such a fun event to help plan and host!”

Gandhi is currently serving on the Child Advocates of Fort Bend Campaign for the Children’s Sake.  This campaign supports a new remodeled building but also increases Child Advocates ability to double the number of children they can serve as the need increases. She is also involved with The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land’s annual Jingle Tree event, a fun event to kick-off the holiday season. It features a showcase of beautifully decorated trees and holiday décor that is up for bid in a week long, on-line silent auction. The trees are sponsored and decorated by Fort Bend designers, museum supporters, local celebrities and artistic visionaries.

“I enjoy planning events, so most of the time that is where I can help and make an impact. I have no issues asking for money when it is for a good cause that makes a difference in our community. I have always enjoyed everyone I work with. The Fort Bend County community consists of generous, giving people who are willing to help where there is a need. I volunteer as much as I am needed. I just make it all work!”

Thank you Farrah Gandhi for blending a busy home, a successful business life and a generous spirit to make Fort Bend County the very best place to live for everyone.