The Results are in!

Where you want TPF to go in 2013 The results are in! We asked you to give us your opinion on what programs we should prioritize in 2013 to have a positive impact on Turkey and you’ve responded! Read on to hear top results. When we asked our readers what they thought was the greatest…

Singing Success in Van

Natural disasters do not only destroy buildings, roads and infrastructure, they upend human life; forcing many to suffer post-traumatic stress. That is what happened in Van last October. Our partners are making enormous strides in helping not only the physical well-being of the victims of the 2011 earthquake, but also the emotional. During the month…

Making Gender History This Month

President Obama agrees, “While we have made great strides toward equality, we cannot rest until our mothers, sisters, and daughters assume their rightful place as full participants in a secure, prosperous, and just society.” As we kick off Women’s History Month today, TPF is working hard to make sure that all women realize their potential…

Corporate Philanthropy Day

Many corporations are celebrating Corporate Philanthropy Day today. Started by the Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy it is “intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships.” We at TPF believe that’s definitely worth celebrating – and the perfect way to close out our Empowering Turkish Girls campaign. Corporate-community partnerships have been critical to TPF’s work, especially…

Fighting for Gender Equality: TPF’s Twitter Chat

By Elmira Bayrasli Engaging men, focusing on childcare options and educating women were some of the suggestions made during our Twitter chat on empowering Turkish girls and closing Turkey’s gender gap. The chat kicked off Turkish Philanthropy Funds’s month-long campaign on empowering teen girls. Istanbul-based journalist Claire Berlinski participated and, subsequently, had questions about the…