Dear Friends and Supporters of TPF,
As one of Turkish Philanthropy Funds’ Goodwill Ambassadors I am proud to celebrate TPF’s 8thbirthday with you all in the month of February!
TPF enables me to effectively advocate for a cause very dear to my heart: Education for all, ranging from those that reside in Turkey’s remote rural areas to its largest cities. While we would all agree that each and every individual deserves an education, my travels to the far corners of Turkey have shown me there is still much work to be done. Turkey needs to educate each and every one of its citizens to lead in today’s global economy.
TPF is the leading foundation connecting global resources to empower the underprivileged in Turkey. It has direct access to 43 trusted partner organizations, all of which continue to make real impact in their fields. TPF has granted $ 13 million for social investment in Turkey, 80% of which was specifically designed towards supporting education. This strong track record to date and passion for excellence are the driving forces behind my decision to proudly stand with TPF in support of education improvement in Turkey.
Through my experience as a Senior War Correspondent and TV reporter, I learned an important lesson; the only asset I have as a reporter is my credibility. Anyone can get great footage or land a good story, but no one will watch your news if they don’t believe in you. That’s where education plays a huge role. Without my education and experience, I would not have been able to become who I am today.
TPF is at the heart of it all, so let’s celebrate its birthday by supporting its mission. I stand with TPF for education. Will you join me?