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Mohan and Sushila Sethi came to the U.S. in 1977, residing in Mississippi and Marina before relocating to Fresno in 1984. They lived in Fresno more than 30 years, and desired to give back to the community upon their passing. In the past 20 years, the Sethi’s have donated $1.5 million to the Hindu Temple of Fresno and Gurudwaras. Image via Sethi family

published on December 30, 2019 - 2:37 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Local entrepreneur and business leader J.P. Sethi of Sethi Management has named five organizations in Fresno on behalf of a trust established by his parents, Mohan and Sushila Sethi, to receive donations totaling $200,000.

On Monday afternoon, at the Hyatt Place hotel on 7333 N. Fresno St., donations went to Fresno State, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno Ghostriderz, Marjaree Mason Center and Poverello House.

“We are humbled to be a beneficiary of Mr. Sethi’s generosity,” said Nicole Linder, executive director for Marjaree Mason Center. “This is an exciting investment in the Fresno community.”

Mohan and Sushila Sethi came to the U.S. in 1977, residing in Mississippi and Marina before relocating to Fresno in 1984. They lived in Fresno more than 30 years, and desired to give back to the community upon their passing. In the past 20 years, the Sethi’s have donated $1.5 million to the Hindu Temple of Fresno and Gurudwaras.

Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Sethi moved the U.S. in 1976. Over the past 30 years, he’s owned and operated over 75 businesses, including convenience stores, hotels, restaurants and commercial real estate.

Sethi’s involvement in the Fresno community includes the temple, Crime Stoppers, Interfaith Alliance of the Central Valley and the Fresno Police Advisory Board. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Security First Bank of Fresno and is the founder of the American Petroleum and Convenience Store Association (APCA).


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