TURKISH PHILANTHROPY FUNDS
COLORS OF TURKEY GALA
Turkish Philanthropy Funds is proud to celebrate inspirational leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to our communities in the field of philanthropy. On April 16, 2020, we invite you to join us at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for this festive signature event in support of TPF.
TPF is a critical player in the world of philanthropy towards Turkey and among the Turkish-American community. Founded by a group of dedicated Turkish-American entrepreneurs, bankers, and architects, TPF has managed over $35 million and invested more than $21 million for causes in Turkey and in the United States since its inception in 2007. Our grants cover a broad spectrum of programs and projects that enable us to be a transformative force for our communities. We have invested in education from early childhood education to adult literacy, in the social and economic development of local communities from skill enhancing workshops to children’s health, in women empowerment from girls education to advocacy for equality and in disaster relief to make sure our communities revive right after. We believe that if we focus our innovation on problems worth solving, then we could remain a beacon of positive change for our communities, and we work towards that diligently.
Colors of Turkey Gala is a rich, immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role philanthropy plays in the social and economic development of our society and in creating innovative change. All net proceeds support TPF’s work on the most critical challenges to incite change in the areas of education, gender equality, development, and disaster relief —today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.
This year Colors of Turkey Gala honors Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya with tthe Philanthropist of the Year Award for his lifetime dedication to philanthropy to achieve a world of justice and equality. The Philanthropist of the Year Award will be presented to Mr. Hamdi Ulukaya by this year’s Excellence in Philanthropy Award winner, Mr. Muhtar Kent. Mr. Muhtar Kent receives the Excellence in Philanthropy Award for his deep commitment to our communities both in the US and in Turkey.