Ahmet Bozer Joins TPF’s Board

unnamedNew York, NY (February 11, 2016) – We are honored to announce our newest Board member, Ahmet Bozer, Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company.
Bozer has been serving The Coca-Cola Company for more than 25 years at various positions, most recently leading all of the Companies operations outside of North America. In addition to his distinguished career in the corporate world, he is a founding member of The Coca-Cola Turkey Life Plus Foundation. Bozer sits on the Coca-Cola Company’s Public Policy and Corporate Reputation Council and is a member of The Coca-Cola Foundation Board.

“I have always admired Turkish Philanthropy Funds for its approach to philanthropy and dynamic leadership team, and I’m honored to be joining their board,” said Bozer. “I have tremendous respect for Haldun Tashman, Mustafa Kemal Abadan and the other board members, and I look forward to working with them to contribute to the social and economic development of Turkey.”

Bozer graduated from Georgia State University with an MS in Business Information Systems, and earned a BS in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. In 2013, he was named Chairman of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), elected as the Chairman of the U.S.- Turkey Business Council, and was appointed to the Robinson College Board of Advisors at Georgia State University. Bozer’s relationship with TPF dates back to 2014, when he opened a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF). Through his DAF at TPF, he championed and continues to support education in Turkey mostly through scholarships.

“Ahmet is an admired and esteemed professional in the corporate world and we are excited to welcome him to TPF’s board of directors,” said Mustafa Kemal Abadan, TPF’s Chairman. “Ahmet’s strong experience across both developed and emerging countries and philanthropic vision would further strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background. We are honored that he not only uses TPF for his personal philanthropy but also will work with us to make an important and positive impact in our community.


Turkish Philanthropy Funds is a New York based community foundation that enables donors to realize their philanthropic passions for Turkey. With the plethora of NGOs, knowing where to invest your charitable dollars is a challenge. TPF funds the most effective programs, and partners with them to maximize results. TPF does this by strengthening individual giving and by providing knowledge and solutions for the community in the areas of education, gender equality, development and disaster relief. TPF is a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Tax ID: 20-8392006.


TPF is looking for an awesome intern!

Are you a highly motivated individual living in the NYC area? Do you want to gain hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector? Look no further! Gain invaluable experience and make a difference with TPF, today!


New York, NY


Start date: ASAP


Turkish Philanthropy Funds works to improve Turkish education, advance gender equality and support economic development in Turkey. Based in New York City, its mission is to galvanize Turkish-Americans and friends of Turkey to advance this vision through philanthropy. It screens charities and non-profits working in those areas in Turkey, then develops partnerships on specific projects. Individuals can “design their own donation,” by acting as an adviser and intermediary to set up an individual fund. In nine  years, TPF has granted $14 million to Turkish and U.S. non-profits. TPF takes philanthropy beyond the “feel good” to achieve significant and measurable impact.


TPF is looking for an intern that could work at NYC office for 15-20 hours per week. Prior experience in administration and/or a non-profit organization beneficial but not required. The intern should be energetic, reliable, detail oriented and organized. Interest in the main impact areas (Education, Social and Economic Development, Gender Equality  and Disaster Relief) of TPF is welcome.

How To Apply:

Please send a Cover Letter and Resume to goncagul@tpfund.org.  Only chosen candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Our Deepest Condolences

Today, we lost a great leader. mustafakoc1

It is with sadness Turkish Philanthropy Funds family has received news of the passing of Mustafa V. Koç, Chairman of Koç Holding. He was an inspirational leader both in the business and philanthropic world.

We extend our sincere condolences to our long-time supporter, Mr. Rahmi Koç; TPF Founders Society member, Koç Education, Culture and Healthcare Foundation; and his whole family.

TPF’s New Year’s Resolution

xmasfinishedAs we cherish unforgettable moments from 2015, we look onward to create precious memories in 2016 and made our New Year’s Resolutions. Here is to another year of dreaming big, and doing what we love and know the best – empowering communities.

Be flexible and embrace change as an evolving organization.

Encourage innovation within TPF and among partners even when resources are limited.

Strive to place the greater good above individual interests.

Research, Learn and Educate on social problems and solutions.

Grow through synergy and partner with more organizations.

Derive ideas and make decisions by listening to donors and partners.

Stay transparent to build on the trust we gained.

Unite and empower more philanthropists under TPF.

Girisimcilik Vakfi

IMG_8765We’d like to warmly welcome our newest partner: Girişimcilik Vakfı (Entrepreneurship Foundation). Founded in 2014 by one of Turkey’s leading entrepreneurs, Sina Afra, the foundation works to improve the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country.

The organization motivates and guides college students to be economically independent individuals as well as engaged citizens in their communities. The Foundation’s unique Fellows Program focuses on education and entrepreneurship. The program provides scholarships and networking opportunities to selected students. The vision is that one day some of these students will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society. To learn more and support the program, just click.