New York, NY (May31, 2016)- Turkish Philanthropy Funds is proud to announce that TPF Chairman Mustafa Kemal Abadan has been selected as one of the recipients of 2016 Ellis Island Medals of Honor.
Ellis Island Medals of Honor are presented each year on historic Ellis Island to a select group of individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to U.S.A. are cause for celebration. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor represent the spirit of America in their celebration of patriotism, tolerance, brotherhood and diversity. The award recognizes individuals who have made it their mission to share with those less fortunate their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity; all while maintaining the traditions of their ethnic heritage as they uphold the ideals and spirit of America. Since its founding in 1986, the Medal has been officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of the nation’s most prestigious awards. In that time distinguished and diverse Americans including six Presidents of the United States; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as esteemed Americans such as Frank Sinatra, Lee Iacocca, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Louis Zamperini and Rosa Parks, were honored.
TPF’s Chairman Emeritus, Haldun Tashman and TPF’s Founding Partner, Dr. Tamer Seckin are also among the past awardees.