Monday, February 27, 2012

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 recently. Partnering with TurkCell, TPF has been working on a campaign, entitled, Yes She Can, to connect talented Turkish girls with experienced mentors in the United States. Our goal is to encourage and inspire more young Turkish women to pursue leadership positions in government, civil society and business. We’re kicking this project off later this spring and will provide more information then.

In the meantime, we’ve been leading up to Yes She Can with a month-long campaign on empowering Turkish girls. We’re in the final stretches of this campaign that has included a Twitter discussion and a contest that closes this Wednesday, February 29. Three Turkish non-profits are competing for a $10,000 grant for a project that supports young Turkish girls. Your participation will make a difference. Please vote.

And a heartfelt appreciation for all of TPF’s corporate partners – thank you for supporting us in our effort to positively impact Turkey through philanthropy:

American Express
Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Hilton Hotels
Autobrennt LLC
Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall
Electronic Arts
Great-West Retirement Services
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
International Innovative Asset Resources, Inc.
MathWorks. Inc.
NB Ventures
NEX Worldwide Express
Project Mailbox
BK Restaurant Partners
Roshan Trading
Sharabi Inc.
SMC Management Corporation
The Marmara-Manhattan
Thomson Reuters Company

Thank you,

TPF Team

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