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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…
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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BTF Minnesota Cinema4aCause Yun Bebek

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!

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

Pinar Basgoze 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!

www.facebook.com/bridgetoturkiye/posts/10154923323628291:0
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https://www.facebook.com/bridgetoturkiye/photos/a.435059418290.213016.6037008290/10154873927578291/?type=3

Posted: Sunday November 27th, 2016

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

www.facebook.com/bridgetoturkiye/photos/a.435059418290.213016.6037008290/10154873927578291/?type=3
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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

Benefit Concert-Live Performance at Honey

Posted: Sunday November 20th, 2016

Pinar Karaca-Mandic shared On the Way To Uskudar's event to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Hep beraber olalim muzikle! Turkiye'deki genc kizlara universite imkani acalim.

Benefit Concert-Live Performance at "Honey"
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Bridge to Turkiye Fund (BTF) continue with Knits4Kids project in partnership with Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) this year!
Syrian Refugee Women will benefit from this income to support their own children’s educational expenses while school children in Turkish schools in underserved areas are benefitting from the Hat-Scarf-Gloves sets to protect themselves from cold whether in the school way.
#SupportSyrianRefugees #4Kids #Knits4Kids #BridgeToTurkiye
Small Projects Istanbul - ...

Posted: Friday October 28th, 2016

Sule Kivanc-Ancieta shared Small Projects Istanbul - for Syria's post to the group: Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota.

Bridge to Turkiye Fund (BTF) continue with Knits4Kids project in partnership with Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) this year!
Syrian Refugee Women will benefit from this income to support their own children’s educational expenses while school children in Turkish schools in underserved areas are benefitting from the Hat-Scarf-Gloves sets to protect themselves from cold whether in the school way.
#SupportSyrianRefugees #4Kids #Knits4Kids #BridgeToTurkiye
Small Projects Istanbul - ...
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🎁🎂🎉 Yasgunu ve egitimin onemini yurekten hisseden dostlar bir araya gelince bakin neler oluyor👏😍🇹🇷

Austinden  Huriye Yasemin Akgunes  sevgili kizi Elif in 3. yas gununde , hediye yerine , Bridge to Turkiye Funda bagista bulunulmasini rica etti. Hediyeler Sirnak daki Babindak Ilkokulu birinci sinif ogrencilerine 125 kitaptan olusan bir set ve icinde kirtasiye malzemeleri olan sirt cantalari olarak gitti. Bilim kitaplarindan masal kitaplarina, Dunya klasiklerinden Turkiye klasiklerine, fen bilgisini ve hayal gucunu gelistirecek bircok kitap hem ogrencileri hem ogretmenleri cok sevindirdi. 

Babindak Ilkokulu ogrencileri hepinizi, aydinlik bir gelecek beklesin. 
Tesekkurler Austinli dostlar! Bir yasgunu ile 30 cocuga hediye ulastirdiniz. 

Birlikte daha nicelerine!

We support EDUCATION!🎓
We deliver HAPPINESS!❤️

Posted: Saturday October 15th, 2016

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

🎁🎂🎉 Yasgunu ve egitimin onemini yurekten hisseden dostlar bir araya gelince bakin neler oluyor👏😍🇹🇷

Austin'den Huriye Yasemin Akgunes sevgili kizi Elif 'in 3. yas gununde , hediye yerine , Bridge to Turkiye Fund'a bagista bulunulmasini rica etti. Hediyeler Sirnak daki Babindak Ilkokulu birinci sinif ogrencilerine 125 kitaptan olusan bir set ve icinde kirtasiye malzemeleri olan sirt cantalari olarak gitti. Bilim kitaplarindan masal kitaplarina, Dunya klasiklerinden Turkiye klasiklerine, fen bilgisini ve hayal gucunu gelistirecek bircok kitap hem ogrencileri hem ogretmenleri cok sevindirdi.

Babindak Ilkokulu ogrencileri hepinizi, aydinlik bir gelecek beklesin.
Tesekkurler Austin'li dostlar! Bir yasgunu ile 30 cocuga hediye ulastirdiniz.

Birlikte daha nicelerine!

We support EDUCATION!🎓
We deliver HAPPINESS!❤️
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Wonderful event. Great food and great company and all proceeds to support education of girls in Turkey. Thank you to our hosts Irem and Esra, and thank YOU all who came and donated.

Posted: Monday September 26th, 2016

Wonderful event. Great food and great company and all proceeds to support education of girls in Turkey. Thank you to our hosts Irem Bolukbasi and Esra Kc, and thank YOU all who came and donated. ... See MoreSee Less

Taste of Turkey Cooking Bash Benefiting Bridge to Türkiye Fund

Posted: Sunday August 7th, 2016

Irem Bolukbasi created an event for Bridge To Turkiye Fund - Minnesota. ... See MoreSee Less

First photos from BTF Minnesota- Cinema4aCause! Thank you to all who came and to those who donated even if they couldnt join us. We enjoyed watching YAR1M, and making sure we can support education of girls in our country. And a big thank you to TAAM for sponsoring our event.

Posted: Sunday June 5th, 2016

First photos from BTF Minnesota- Cinema4aCause! Thank you to all who came and to those who donated even if they couldn't join us. We enjoyed watching YAR1M, and making sure we can support education of girls in our country. And a big thank you to TAAM for sponsoring our event. ... See MoreSee Less

Only 2 more days left. Dont miss the exclusive showing of this movie: YAR1M- THE HALF with English subtitles. 

June 4, Saturday @Saint Paul Public Library, 1 pm
Andy Boss Meeting Room,
90 W 4th St. Saint Paul, MN 55102

All proceeds will go toward GIRLS EMPOWERMENT Scholarships in Turkiye (a BTF partnership with Cagdas Yasami Destekleme dernegi). 

BTF Minnesota Giving Circle thanks TAAM for sponsorship of this event.

To RSVP or For DONATIONS: 
https://bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-twin-cities-cinema4acause/

There will be an opportunity to make donations at the door as well. 

More information about the Film:
https://www.facebook.com/yarimfilm/

Posted: Thursday June 2nd, 2016

Only 2 more days left. Don't miss the exclusive showing of this movie: YAR1M- "THE HALF" with English subtitles.

June 4, Saturday @Saint Paul Public Library, 1 pm
Andy Boss Meeting Room,
90 W 4th St. Saint Paul, MN 55102

All proceeds will go toward GIRLS EMPOWERMENT Scholarships in Turkiye (a BTF partnership with Cagdas Yasami Destekleme dernegi).

BTF Minnesota Giving Circle thanks TAAM for sponsorship of this event.

To RSVP or For DONATIONS:
bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-twin-cities-cinema4acause/

There will be an opportunity to make donations at the door as well.

More information about the Film:
www.facebook.com/yarimfilm/
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June 4, Saturday @Saint Paul Public Library, 1 pm

BTF MINNESOTA GIVING CIRCLE Cinema4aCuse is pleased to present the exclusive showing of AWARD WINNING movie YARIM - THE HALF with English subtitles. 

Please join us to support Cinema4aCause as all proceeds will go toward GIRLS EMPOWERMENT Scholarships in Turkiye (a BTF partnership with Cagdas Yasami Destekleme dernegi).  Light refrereshments will be provided.

We thank Turkish American Association of Minnesota, TAAM, for sponsorship of this event.

Audience Award for Best Feature Film: The Half(Turkey) the first time director Cagil Nurhak Aydogdu, handily won the audience heart with a touching and humourous,unusual and surprising lives. 

To RSVP or For DONATIONS: 
https://bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-twin-cities-cinema4acause/

For BTF Scheduled Showings Nationwide:
https://bridgetoturkiye.org/yarim/

More information about the Film:
https://www.facebook.com/yarimfilm/

Posted: Friday May 20th, 2016

June 4, Saturday @Saint Paul Public Library, 1 pm

BTF MINNESOTA GIVING CIRCLE Cinema4aCuse is pleased to present the exclusive showing of AWARD WINNING movie "YARIM" - "THE HALF" with English subtitles.

Please join us to support Cinema4aCause as all proceeds will go toward GIRLS EMPOWERMENT Scholarships in Turkiye (a BTF partnership with Cagdas Yasami Destekleme dernegi). Light refrereshments will be provided.

We thank Turkish American Association of Minnesota, TAAM, for sponsorship of this event.

Audience Award for Best Feature Film: The Half(Turkey) the first time director Cagil Nurhak Aydogdu, handily won the audience heart with a touching and humourous,unusual and surprising lives.

To RSVP or For DONATIONS:
bridge2turkiye.wufoo.com/forms/btf-twin-cities-cinema4acause/

For BTF Scheduled Showings Nationwide:
bridgetoturkiye.org/yarim/

More information about the Film:
www.facebook.com/yarimfilm/
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Posted: Wednesday May 18th, 2016

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