Here is another birthday and another generous individual who asked nothing but donations from her family and friends to make an impact in Turkey. Melody Ezgi Gulcan used her birthday past Fall to raise money for educational opportunities. With matching gifts from her employer, Ezgi’s birthday wish turned into a reality as she raised enough to support both Nesin Mathematics Village and Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi.
Why did you decide to give up your birthday?
In the last years, I realized the thing that makes me happy the most is to share and to make little things better.
Why did you pick education to make an impact?
Education is my top priority, especially women’s and girls’ education. I am a math person and I do follow Nesin Mathematics Village closely. That’s why I chose these two organizations and I’m confident that the money is going to make a difference in the lives of many children.
Why did you choose TPF to realize this project?
TPF is the organization that connects nonprofits in Turkey to donors in the United States through a very rigorous vetting process.
What was your birthday wish this year?
To be able raise some money for the two organizations I chose.
What’s your favorite birthday cake?
A friend of mine made a mosaic cake for all my guests this year and it was delicious! I also love chocolate cake.
What was the best birthday gift you ever received?
One friend donated a significant amount to Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi. That was the best one so far!