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We are delighted to announce that our spring fundraising campaign raised nearly $110,000. We can now provide scholarships to an additional 500 girls through our special fund for the Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği. Thank you for your generous contributions!
The fund-raising campaign and May 15 musical celebration were the visions of Nurdan Çivi, a dear friend of the Turkish Educational Foundation (TEF) and passionate education advocate. Nurdan contacted us late last year with her ideas. She then worked selflessly for months, reaching out to the Bay Area organizations, sponsors, philanthropists, and individual donors like you. You responded enthusiastically and we exceeded our goals.
Special thanks for support and contributions go to: Turkish American Association of California, Empowering the Turkish American Community, Star Rotary, Turkish American Gezi Platform, American Turkish Association of Washington DC, Turkish Cultural Foundation, Ataturk Society of America, and Azerbaijan Cultural Society of North America. TEF is grateful to our sponsors Lale and Tunç Doluca, Aydın and Hűlya Koç, Hakan and Nurdan Çivi, and Nilgün Özer for their contributions.
We are also thankful to the Bay Area businesses for their sponsorships: Bakkal Corporation, Farshad-Sibel Owji Law Group, Doker Realty Group, Deniz Halilov Real Estate, Akcok Law Office, Massage Chairs and More, Garlic Restaurant, Nil Yucel Dental Studios, Dilek Akman Pacific Bay Lending, and Nurten Atila Sotheby’s Realty. The fundraising campaign ended with the 1st San Francisco Turkish Festival! With their lively performances, Nakarat, Metanastys, Alaturca Connection, Nicole Maria, Selin Ozcolak, and 4arti1 gave more than 300 guests a musical feast.