Giving in Her Name

When NC Murthy’s Turkish wife, Canan, passed away last year, he knew how he wanted her name to live on. “She embodied the term girl power” he said about his late wife, who moved to the U.S. and became a successful entrepreneur. NC Murthy decided to build a kilim weaving workshop with Hisar Anadolu Destek…

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Autism Awareness Day

From now until April 2nd, TPF will be matching all donations made to Tohum Autism Foundation and Turkiye Yardim Sevenler Dernegi in honor of Autism Awareness Day! Follow @tphilanthropy with #otizm and #autism to join the conversation ! TPF has been running a campaign for Autism that began with the Junior Board’s Mardi Gras for…

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Meet-n-Eat with ERG

Meet-n-Eat with   Education Reform Initiative Wednesday, October 31 12:00 – 2:00 PM  TPF Office 216 East 45th Street, Floor 7 In April 2012 Turkish Grand National Assembly passed an education reform bill, famously known as 4+4+4. Immediately after, ERG called upon all parliament members to revoke the bill, and became a leading source in…

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Happy UN Day!

Happy UN Day! We at TPF definitely know there is a lot about the United Nations to celebrate. That is, because yesterday, TPF hosted a Twitter chat on the one-year anniversary from Van. For the past year, we’ve been working with terrific organizations such as Anne Cocuk Egitim Vakfi, Arama Kurtarma Dernegi, Hisar Anadolu Destek…

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Turkish Tunes in Phoenix

By Elmira Bayrasli Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol fell in love with music in Bursa. Bursting with greenery and majestic hills, the western Turkish city that was once the capital of the Ottoman Empire, is a setting that inspires. That is exactly what the musicologist and professor does when he sits…

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Happy International Women’s Day

We can’t stop at TPF. At the end of January we rolled out a campaign focused on Empowering Turkish Girls. Wow, were we pleased to see how many of you wanted to help us educate, uplift, inspire and encourage young Turkish women to believe in and fulfill their potential. Over 2,700 people participated in our…

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