Bridge to Turkiye Fund (BTF) – San Diego Circle members participated in the Solana Beach Triathlon with the slogan “Education is the best investment we can make for social change” and raised $5,379 for Girls’ Empowerment Scholarships…


Dear Donors,

First of all, THANK YOU you for your generous donation to our Girls Education cause! I’m pleased to inform you that we raised a total of $5379 with your support via Crowdrise and cash donations at the simit/cay breakfast.

Secondly, I’d like to THANK those who participated in the triathlon either as an individual or relay team member. I’m attaching a couple of pictures of the participants before and after just in case some of the donors did not see pictures on the Bridge to Turkiye Fund Facebook page. I’m proud of all of you — especially those of you who had the courage to do your first triathlon for a great cause.

Thirdly, I’d like to THANK those BTF-SD volunteers who organized and served the breakfast in Del Mar on August 2nd.

Finally, I wanted to be sure you all understand how your donations will be used. Two years ago, we began supporting 8 Turkish girls’ education with donations from the BTF-San Diego Piano Concert. Last year, our San Diego Giving Circle performed a number of fundraising activities to keep supporting those students. 100 percent of your contributions to this triathlon fundraiser will be used for continued education of those 8 students during the 2015-16 academic year.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!



Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is a US based, volunteer run, charitable non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions made to BTF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS. BTF’s tax identification number is 58-2678580.