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Minnesota Giving Circle

 TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND YOU CAN HELP!

We have been getting together since 2015 to support many BTF projects, like those shown below… Please support MINNESOTA Giving Circle Projects by donating from our secure links on the right…

For more information look for our next event at BTF’s Calendar, join our Local Community or Contact Us.

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Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is a charitable non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. BTF is based on democratic citizenry with secular principles, and encourages all to contribute to the welfare of less fortunate children in Türkiye. Contributions made to BTF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS. BTF’s US tax identification number is 58-2678580.

 

 RECENT PROGRAM NEWS FROM  MINNESOTA GIVING CIRCLE…
Just over 12% of the women have a college degree in Turkey. Turkey ranks 125 out of 140 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index, published by the World Economic Forum. Secondary education is a big privilege and cultural mentality holds that as long as girls are able to read and write, there is no reason for them to go to College. This #GivingTuesday on Nov 28’th, we are coming together to support First Generation College Girls in their families.... #LetGirlsAchieve #BeAGirlHero
Support First Generation College Girls!

Posted: Monday November 27th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Just over 12% of the women have a college degree in Turkey. Turkey ranks 125 out of 140 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index, published by the World Economic Forum. Secondary education is a big privilege and cultural mentality holds that as long as girls are able to read and write, there is no reason for them to go to College. This #GivingTuesday on Nov 28’th, we are coming together to support First Generation College Girls in their families.... #LetGirlsAchieve #BeAGirlHero
Support First Generation College Girls!
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Bridge to Turkiye Fund - CYDD Bursa Şubesi ile Eğitim Bursu programımıza 12 öğrenciyle bu yıl da devam ediyoruz! Sizlerin destekleriyle kızlarımızın eğitim yolları aydınlanıyor, umutları büyüyor, hayatları değişiyor...
Teşekkür ederiz!
#Bridge2Turkiye #LightThePathToEducation #EmpowermentScholarship #CYDDBursa #BTF

Posted: Saturday November 25th, 2017

Sule Kivanc-Ancieta shared her post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Bridge to Turkiye Fund - CYDD Bursa Şubesi ile Eğitim Bursu programımıza 12 öğrenciyle bu yıl da devam ediyoruz! Sizlerin destekleriyle kızlarımızın eğitim yolları aydınlanıyor, umutları büyüyor, hayatları değişiyor...
Teşekkür ederiz!
#Bridge2Turkiye #LightThePathToEducation #EmpowermentScholarship #CYDDBursa #BTF
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Posted: Monday November 20th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Bridge to Turkiye Fund
On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, we are rising for "First Generation College Girls"...Please mark your calendar, and become part of our online event, when Bill & Melinda Gates foundation will be matching donations on November 28 @ 8:00 AM...
THANK YOU!
#GivingTuesday #LetGirlsAchieve
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On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, we are rising for First Generation College Girls like teacher Cennet Öter...
Please mark your calendar, and become part of our online event, when Bill & Melinda Gates foundation will be matching donations on November 28 @ 8:00 AM...
THANK YOU!
#GivingTuesday #LetGirlsAchieve

Posted: Sunday November 19th, 2017

Ayse Caglayan Ustundag shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, we are rising for "First Generation College Girls" like teacher Cennet Öter...
Please mark your calendar, and become part of our online event, when Bill & Melinda Gates foundation will be matching donations on November 28 @ 8:00 AM...
THANK YOU!
#GivingTuesday #LetGirlsAchieve
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Just over 12% of the women have a college degree in Turkey. Turkey ranks 125 out of 140 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index, published by the World Economic Forum. Secondary education is a big privilege and cultural mentality holds that as long as girls are able to read and write, there is no reason for them to go to College. This #GivingTuesday on Nov 28’th, we are coming together to support First Generation College Girls in their families.... #LetGirlsAchieve #BeAGirlHero

Posted: Saturday November 18th, 2017

Ayse Caglayan Ustundag shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Just over 12% of the women have a college degree in Turkey. Turkey ranks 125 out of 140 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index, published by the World Economic Forum. Secondary education is a big privilege and cultural mentality holds that as long as girls are able to read and write, there is no reason for them to go to College. This #GivingTuesday on Nov 28’th, we are coming together to support First Generation College Girls in their families.... #LetGirlsAchieve #BeAGirlHero
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Dear BTF Friends Globally! Bridge to Turkiye Fund will be part of this 1 day campaign that runs on November 28th much bigger and louder this year. Please hold on to your donations until then if you can, cause we may get an amazing match from Gates Foundation. We will be rising for First Generation College Girls and helping a lot more girls coupled with matching on Nov 28th. More to follow, please mark your calendar for now, and become part of our online event! 
THANK YOU! On NOV, 28 #GivingTuesday #LetGirlsAchieve

Posted: Saturday November 18th, 2017

Ayse Caglayan Ustundag shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Dear BTF Friends Globally! Bridge to Turkiye Fund will be part of this 1 day campaign that runs on November 28th much bigger and louder this year. Please hold on to your donations until then if you can, cause we may get an amazing match from Gates Foundation. We will be rising for "First Generation College Girls" and helping a lot more girls coupled with matching on Nov 28th. More to follow, please mark your calendar for now, and become part of our online event!
THANK YOU! On NOV, 28 #GivingTuesday #LetGirlsAchieve
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https://www.facebook.com/bridgetoturkiye/posts/10156054930148291

Posted: Friday November 17th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

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Posted: Saturday October 28th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

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Dear all, we sent warmth and our love to Erzurum, Yaylakonak elementary school by sending them coats and boots. Please consider contributing to our effort.  https://www.bridgetoturkiye.org/minnesota-giving-circle/

Posted: Monday October 23rd, 2017

Dear all, we sent warmth and our love to Erzurum, Yaylakonak elementary school by sending them coats and boots. Please consider contributing to our effort. www.bridgetoturkiye.org/minnesota-giving-circle/ ... See MoreSee Less

Dear BTF Minnesota friends. We have a rural school in Hinis township of Erzurum that needs our help! Yaylakonak elementary school has 26 students, and one classroom, one teacher. It is 35 km away from any major township. They need coats for the students. We need to raise $400 in total. If we raise more, we can send them boots too. Belma and I thought we could have two events. Cook4aCause (we sell tickets to a cooking class we arrange and eat together), and a Turkish Night. Late October, early November. Please email me at pkmandic@umn.edu if you want to host, take a lead, participate.

Posted: Saturday September 30th, 2017

Dear BTF Minnesota friends. We have a rural school in Hinis township of Erzurum that needs our help! Yaylakonak elementary school has 26 students, and one classroom, one teacher. It is 35 km away from any major township. They need coats for the students. We need to raise $400 in total. If we raise more, we can send them boots too. Belma and I thought we could have two events. Cook4aCause (we sell tickets to a cooking class we arrange and eat together), and a Turkish Night. Late October, early November. Please email me at pkmandic@umn.edu if you want to host, take a lead, participate. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted: Saturday July 22nd, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

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Posted: Tuesday June 20th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's photo to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

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Posted: Tuesday May 16th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's photo to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

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CAPTURE HAPPINESS PHOTO CONTEST
SEE THE APPROVED ENTRIES as of today:
https://btf-photo-contest.pgtb.me/S2V3Pl

Havent you submitted your photo to BTFs
CAPTURE HAPPINESS photo contest yet?
You can still do that, it is FREE to enter, and
Having Fun is guaranteed!

The approved entries are now on the web.
VOTING STARTS on April 16, 2017!
Enter Today, Have Fun and Win Prizes:
https://btf-photo-contest.pgtb.me/S2V3Pl

Posted: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

CAPTURE HAPPINESS PHOTO CONTEST
SEE THE APPROVED ENTRIES as of today:
btf-photo-contest.pgtb.me/S2V3Pl

Haven't you submitted your photo to BTF's
"CAPTURE HAPPINESS" photo contest yet?
You can still do that, it is FREE to enter, and
Having Fun is guaranteed!

The approved entries are now on the web.
VOTING STARTS on April 16, 2017!
Enter Today, Have Fun and Win Prizes:
btf-photo-contest.pgtb.me/S2V3Pl
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I would like to send my heartfelt appreciation to those of you who attended Pass the Torch, the concert I organized to commemorate my late mentor Professor Dr. Erfüz Edgüer. 
The concert was well received and enjoyed. The entire proceeds are donated to Bridge to Türkiye Funds Empowerment Scholarship. Including your very kind and generous contribution the entire collected amount will help 3 socially and economically disadvantaged girl students from rural areas in Turkey receive proper education. 
I truly believe this concert was the best way of celebrating the life of Dr. Edgüer, a pioneer educator, highly regarded Chemical Engineer and extremely respected pianist and pedagogue. 
Thank you very much for your being a part of this concert. 
Warmest regards,
E. PINAR BAŞGÖZE

Posted: Wednesday April 12th, 2017

I would like to send my heartfelt appreciation to those of you who attended "Pass the Torch", the concert I organized to commemorate my late mentor Professor Dr. Erfüz Edgüer.
The concert was well received and enjoyed. The entire proceeds are donated to Bridge to Türkiye Fund's Empowerment Scholarship. Including your very kind and generous contribution the entire collected amount will help 3 socially and economically disadvantaged girl students from rural areas in Turkey receive proper education.
I truly believe this concert was the best way of celebrating the life of Dr. Edgüer, a pioneer educator, highly regarded Chemical Engineer and extremely respected pianist and pedagogue.
Thank you very much for your being a part of this concert.
Warmest regards,
E. PINAR BAŞGÖZE
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Thank you to all of you who attended and donated for Cinema4aCause. With your support, we are able to fund an annual scholarship to a university student. Now, please join us for our Music4aCause event this Wed, 7:30 pm. Lets support one more student!

April 5, 7:30 pm
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music
501 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

RSVP and/or donations:
https://bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-minnesota-giving-circle/

Posted: Saturday April 1st, 2017

Thank you to all of you who attended and donated for Cinema4aCause. With your support, we are able to fund an annual scholarship to a university student. Now, please join us for our Music4aCause event this Wed, 7:30 pm. Let's support one more student!

April 5, 7:30 pm
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music
501 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401

RSVP and/or donations:
bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-minnesota-giving-circle/
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📸🎈🎈CAPTURE HAPPINESS Photo Contest organized by BTF Chicago is now online. Entry to the photo contest is free of charge and Nationwide!
Submission Deadline is April 15, 2017, and voting starts on April 16, 2017. Have fun!
https://btf-photo-contest.pgtb.me/S2V3Pl

Posted: Wednesday March 29th, 2017

Sule Kivanc-Ancieta shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's photo to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

📸🎈🎈"CAPTURE HAPPINESS" Photo Contest organized by BTF Chicago is now online. Entry to the photo contest is free of charge and Nationwide!
Submission Deadline is April 15, 2017, and voting starts on April 16, 2017. Have fun!
btf-photo-contest.pgtb.me/S2V3Pl
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Posted: Monday March 27th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic posted in Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota — with Belma Erdogan-Haug. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted: Monday March 27th, 2017

Pinar Karaca-Mandic posted in Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota — with Yigitcan Eryaman and Gozde Karagoz. ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful event on Saturday. Together we watched Yun Bebek. Thank you to all of you who came or donated even if you couldnt come. Together we are one step forward toward supporting education of youth in Turkey. Please also come to Music4aCause on April 5 at 7:30 @MacPhail.

Posted: Monday March 27th, 2017

Beautiful event on Saturday. Together we watched Yun Bebek. Thank you to all of you who came or donated even if you couldn't come. Together we are one step forward toward supporting education of youth in Turkey. Please also come to Music4aCause on April 5 at 7:30 @MacPhail. ... See MoreSee Less

4 more days to Cinema4aCause. All donations go to Girls Empowerment Scholarships. Join us to see Yun Bebek (Wool Doll) this Saturday, March 23rd at the U of M Coffman Union, Presidents room at 3 pm. Note the earlier time was 2 pm, which is now changed to 3 pm. For RSVP and/or donations: https://bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-minnesota-giving-circle/

Posted: Tuesday March 21st, 2017

4 more days to Cinema4aCause. All donations go to Girls Empowerment Scholarships. Join us to see Yun Bebek (Wool Doll) this Saturday, March 23rd at the U of M Coffman Union, Presidents room at 3 pm. Note the earlier time was 2 pm, which is now changed to 3 pm. For RSVP and/or donations: bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-minnesota-giving-circle/ ... See MoreSee Less

Dear Minnesota friends, 
Heartfelt thanks to all of you, we have raised over $5,000 in one year. We have sent gifts to kids in rural village schools. We have been sponsoring 5 university students, and most recently we donated to support scholarship for 5 blind university students. Much more to do on our cause to empower children through education. Please join and/or donate to our upcoming events: 
Two events, one cause: Empowering Girls Through Education. 
 *Cinema4aCause, March 25, 2 pm: Yun Bebek (Wool Dool)
 *Music4aCause, April 5, 7:30 pm: Pass the Torch
 For RSVP and donations
https://bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-minnesota-giving-circle/

Posted: Wednesday March 15th, 2017

Dear Minnesota friends,
Heartfelt thanks to all of you, we have raised over $5,000 in one year. We have sent gifts to kids in rural village schools. We have been sponsoring 5 university students, and most recently we donated to support scholarship for 5 blind university students. Much more to do on our cause to empower children through education. Please join and/or donate to our upcoming events:
Two events, one cause: Empowering Girls Through Education.
*Cinema4aCause, March 25, 2 pm: Yun Bebek (Wool Dool)
*Music4aCause, April 5, 7:30 pm: Pass the Torch
For RSVP and donations
bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-minnesota-giving-circle/
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Posted: Monday February 27th, 2017

Figen Ozsavas Haugen created an event for Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted: Tuesday February 28th, 2017

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Yılbaşına geri sayim devam ederken hem kızların eğitimine destek olmak ve hem de el emeği göz nuru yüzüklerle parmaklarınızı süslemek için hala vakit var. Elimizdeki son oniki yüzükten biri sizin ya da sevdiğinizin olabilir ve eğitimine zor şartlarda devam eden bir kızın eğitim masraflarını bir aylığına karşılayabilir. 🎉👭🎉 Count down to new year is on, and you still have the chance to make your donation to get one of a kind, handmade rings for you or your loved one... Your contribution of $50 dollars will provide a sponsorship for a disadvantaged girl for a month. We have twelve rings left!

https://bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-holiday-special-ring/

Posted: Saturday December 24th, 2016

Sule Kivanc-Ancieta shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's photo to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Yılbaşına geri sayim devam ederken hem kızların eğitimine destek olmak ve hem de el emeği göz nuru yüzüklerle parmaklarınızı süslemek için hala vakit var. Elimizdeki son oniki yüzükten biri sizin ya da sevdiğinizin olabilir ve eğitimine zor şartlarda devam eden bir kızın eğitim masraflarını bir aylığına karşılayabilir. 🎉👭🎉 Count down to new year is on, and you still have the chance to make your donation to get one of a kind, handmade rings for you or your loved one... Your contribution of $50 dollars will provide a sponsorship for a disadvantaged girl for a month. We have twelve rings left!

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Bir insanlık öyküsü. Bu öyküden payımıza düşen: Kanatsız melekler gerçektir ve eğer baş ve yürek konulursa çölde vaha yaratılır. Yürekten tebrikler sevgili arkadaşım, değerli keman sanatçımız, Orhan Ahıskal!! İlham kaynağısın!! ❤️👏🏻👏🏾👏🏼👏🏽👏🏿👏❤️️

Posted: Thursday December 15th, 2016

Pınar Başgöze shared Orhan Ahıskal - Official's photo to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Bir insanlık öyküsü. Bu öyküden payımıza düşen: Kanatsız melekler gerçektir ve eğer baş ve yürek konulursa çölde vaha yaratılır. Yürekten tebrikler sevgili arkadaşım, değerli keman sanatçımız, Orhan Ahıskal!! İlham kaynağısın!! ❤️👏🏻👏🏾👏🏼👏🏽👏🏿👏❤️️
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Posted: Monday December 5th, 2016

Thankful to On the Way to Uskudar and a warm Minnesota crowd on a cold Minnesota day for sharing music, singing together, and raising funds to support underserved children and university students in Turkey. As Yigitcan Eryaman put it when he started playing, everything about last night's charity music event for Bridge To Turkiye Fund -MN felt RIGHT. ... See MoreSee Less

Love and Peace will certainly WIN!

https://www.facebook.com/bridgetoturkiye/posts/10154923323628291:0

Posted: Sunday December 11th, 2016

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's photo to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Love and Peace will certainly WIN!

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Posted: Sunday November 27th, 2016

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared Bridge to Turkiye Fund's photo to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

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Cocuklara ve kadinlara siddete karsi pozitif mesaj veren selfielerinizi bana veya Ayse Caglayan Ustundaga direk messengerdan gonderebilirsiniz. Simdiden katkilariniz icin tesekkurler.

Posted: Tuesday November 22nd, 2016

Cocuklara ve kadinlara siddete karsi pozitif mesaj veren selfie'lerinizi bana veya Ayse Caglayan Ustundag'a direk messenger'dan gonderebilirsiniz. Simdiden katkilariniz icin tesekkurler. ... See MoreSee Less