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Imagine growing up in a household without any books at all. No books lying around to trigger your curiosity or rituals of being read to by a loving parent at bedtime. Now imagine that the first time you touch a book is your first day of school. Imagine how quickly your disadvantage would sink in…

Welcoming New Board Members

        New York, July 12, 2019 — Turkish Philanthropy Funds is pleased to announce that Zeynep Oğuz Bilimer, Barbaros Karahmet and Osman Kurtuluş have been elected to serve as members of the Board of Directors as of July 1, 2019. Zeynep Oğuz Bilimer is a notable creative director and a philanthropist. After…

Give in honor of a mom you love!

This Mother’s Day, We Honor Mothers,who are paving the way for change Necla, a mother of two, has only 5th-grade education. ACEV’s Women Empowerment Program transformed her life. She was able to place her son to kindergarten and complete high school. She now attends college at a distance education program. When discussing how everything has changed…

Gülsin Harman, the 2020 Robert L. Long Nieman Fellow

New York (May 2, 2019) – Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard are pleased to announce that Ms. Gülsin Harman has been selected as the 2020 Robert L. Long Nieman Fellow. The fellowship honors the memory of journalist, filmmaker and news executive Robert L. Long and supports the work of exceptional Turkish journalists. Joan Rebecca Siregar-Long,…

2019 Sena Eken Schieber Economics Awardees

New York, NY (April 30th, 2019) – Turkish Philanthropy Funds is proud to announce the 2019 Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award recipients: Kardelen Çiçek and Duygu Ekin Ayasli. Kardelen will undertake her graduate studies in the M.A. Applied Economics program at George Washington University. Ekin will enroll in the University of Wisconsin’s Ph.D. program in Economics. Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award continues to be the only award earmarked for…

Come Run With Us 👟

This year will mark the 5th Annual TPF Run! Each year, we have passionate and dedicated philanthropists who devote their time, energy and talents to a great cause – running to raise funds to give back to our community. The more people join our community, the greater the impact will be. So come on, run…

How will you #BalanceforBetter?

Let’s build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. At TPF we are proud to build a movement for equality by lifting up…

Laura is Advocating for Others

Laura Prusoff, an American Culinary photographer, a resident of Cappadocia, did not want to turn her back on the Syrian refugees living in her adopted city.  Coming from a line of Russian and German refugees herself, she wanted to do something.  At first, she had some setbacks. Yet, Laura was determined to lead change and…