There are few organizations I admire as much as Turkish Philanthropy Funds. This is an organization that convenes leaders and dreamers, people determined to make a difference – people like us – and gets them to make great things happen.
Since its inception in 2007, TPF has granted nearly $12 million for 112 worthy causes ranging from education and health to women’s empowerment in Turkey. Its extensive network (42 partner NGOs in Turkey alone) and its professionalism enabled countless donors to make effective philanthropic choices and reach their goals sooner.
I am a proud supporter of the work of TPF. TPF founders, trustees, and I built our careers in very different professions, but as humanitarians, we share a core belief: that the work we do each day should make the world a little better. That’s why we come together under TPF. The organization’s unwavering commitment to investing in positive social change in Turkey continues to inspire me. Just take a look at how TPF has impacted thousands of lives in six years:
- Granted over $1 million towards building community philanthropy in Turkey
- Granted over $450,000 towards relief in Van after the 2011 earthquake
- Gave nearly $600,000 in scholarships to students in Turkey in 2013 alone
- Guided donors to give in honor or in memory of loved ones, primarily for education
I believe wholeheartedly that our community needs to come together to overcome the immense challenges of our time. I hope you join me in making that commitment now.
By partnering with TPF and making a tax-deductible donation today, we all can magnify our individual impact and help strengthen our beloved country, Turkey.
Hidayet Türkoğlu is a Turkish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is the first Turkish-born player in NBA history. He has appeared in 886 regular season games during his NBA career with Sacramento, San Antonio, Orlando and Toronto. Türkoğlu was a member of the Turkish national team which won silver medals at the 2001 European Championship and 2010 FIBA World Championship.