A Year for Real Transformation at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation

Gülsin Harman Throughout his professional career, Robert L. Long had been concerned with the issues facing journalism in a rapidly changing world. After he started to teach at Bahçeşehir University in İstanbul, Robert became more familiar with Turkish journalists and their struggles in their profession. The award in his name honors his dedication to Turkish…

The Greater Good Challenge

Turkish Philanthropy Funds is proud to announce our partnership with Columbia University School of Professional Studies & Beba Foundation for the Greater Good Challenge. The competition aims to provide a platform to showcase business ideas to improve the social, economic, political, technological, and environmental conditions of mankind, societies, and the planet in the time of…

Legacy of a Community

About five years ago a group of thirty to forty successful men from all ages started getting together to socialize every month in New York. It was a time for them to unwind, eat, drink, and discuss sports and current events. It was just a casual thing they did every month until a meaningful purpose…

Stand in Solidarity with Women

  We’d like to send a virtual thank-you to everyone who has joined the most recent #challengeaccepted movement by posting #blackandwhitephotos of themselves on social media. Yet, we realized that not many know the reason for the most recent uprising of this famous hashtag. Turkish women recently have started using the hashtag to raise awareness for violence against women…

Sena’s Vision Empowers Young Turkish Women

George Schieber didn’t know much about Turkey when he first met Sena Eken in 1976. She was a graduate student in economics at the University of Pittsburgh. After meeting Sena, George became interested in learning more about the culture, customs, and values of Turkey, a country whose compelling history was hardly the centerpiece of America’s…

Black Lives Matter

At Turkish Philanthropy Funds, we believe that all lives have equal value. As such, we are deeply committed to equity, tolerance, and universal respect for all. We share the sense of injustice and concern felt by so many about the disturbing pattern of racism across the United States and stand in solidarity with the communities…