Thank you to all who celebrated with us at the Excellence in Philanthropy Awards Gala on November 6. This year we recognized Demet Sabanci Cetindogan as the 2018 recipient of the Philanthropist of the Year Award and celebrated her philanthropic achievements. We were also incredibly honored to be joined by Prof. Dr. Ilber Ortayli, a renowned scholar and historian whose speech not only advanced our knowledge but inspired us.
The Gala was a true celebration of our past, present, and future, and our collective accomplishments. For the past 11 years, TPF has been here to listen, learn, share and engage with those who have chosen us as their partner in philanthropy. As a result, we have invested more than $18M in more than 50 organizations working across 70+ cities in the United States and Turkey. At the Gala we recognized how these forward-thinkers have shaped our success, and how their work positioned us for a vibrant future. The story of philanthropy in our communities both in Turkey and in the US is evolving. And, we couldn’t be more proud to bring this story to life with our community.
We would like to thank our partners, benefactors, auction donors, gala committee, volunteers and ambassadors who made this evening possible.
For those who could not be with us on Tuesday, you can still make a difference by making a donation or bidding on the remaining silent auction items here. Bidding ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wed. November 14th.
See pictures depicting special moments from the #tpfgala2018 night.
With heartfelt thanks,
OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO:
The Pioneer: The Tashman Family
The Philanthropists: Assia and Vedat Eyüboğlu, Tamer Seçkin on behalf of Endometriosis Foundation of America
The Changemaker: Anonymous, Mustafa Kemal Abadan, The Ağirnasli Family, Selin and Ali Gülçelik, Merve and Kağan Gürsel, Ece Çalgüner and Onur Erzan, Barbaros M, Karaahmet, Lawrence M. Kaye and Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, The Kırdar Family, The Marmara Park Avenue Hotel, Gülden Mesara Doğan and Bariş Doğan, Esra and Alp Önalan, Rahmi Sayder, Turkish Airlines
The Innovators: Mr. and Mrs. Papolo Zapporoli, Zeynep Oğuz and Evren Bilimer, Hatice and Kevin Morrissey
Auction Donors: Aylin and Louis Kim, Aysegül İldeniz, Bilge Ogün Bassani, Birkan İçaçan, Demet Sabancı Çetindoğan, Deniz Beyazıt, Double Knot Rug Gallery, Ekmel Anda, Bee Goddess, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, Maria and Murat Küpçü, The Marmara Park Avenue Hotel, Mehmet Öz, MER’S, Myra Designs Collection, Nakiye Boyacıgiller, Nicholas Porcaro, The Pera Midtown, The Pera Soho, SACT, Serhan Design, Özlenen Kalav, Tillary Hotel,VieVite Cotes de Provence Rose, 11 Howard Hotel
Gala Committee: Murat Emirdağ, Aysegül İldeniz, Nurgül and Aziz Hamzaoğulları, Esra and Alp Önalan, Seran Müdüroglu Trehan
Media Support: The Fake Magazine