Turkish Philanthropy Funds Hosts 2024 Innovation and Social Impact Summit

(New York, April 2nd, 2024) – Turkish Philanthropy Funds, the leading U.S. community foundation for high-impact social investments dedicated to Turkish and Turkish-American communities, today announced it will convene the 2024 Innovation and Social Impact Summit on Tuesday, April 23rd at the Times Center in New York City. The Summit will gather a diverse group of proven entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders to discuss leading practices in market-based solutions that drive societal impact. Panels will delve into a range of current topics impacting investor sentiment and entrepreneurship potential including AI’s impact on driving social good; disaster resilience through innovation; and the role of corporations in social impact.

Panelists will share personal and professional experiences drawing from their expertise working in Türkiye, the U.S. and around the world.
The summit takes place on April 23rd which is also Children's Day in Türkiye, a celebration of the future and a promise to leave the world better off for future generations.

Speakers include:
Ahmet Bozer, Former President, Coca-Cola International, Advisory Board Member, Swire Coca-Cola
Ayşe Hortaçsu, Director of Projects, Applied Technology Council
Ayşegül İldeniz, Board Member, Dogan Holding, Pegasus Airlines, Vestel, Zorlu Energy, Former Global Vice President, Intel
Can Cömertoğlu, Head of Product, Google Maps Crisis Response, Google
Cenk Sidar, Co-Founder & CEO, Enquire AI
Emine Sabancı Kamışlı, Chairwoman, Esas Sosyal, Vice Chairperson, Esas Holding
Hamdi Ulukaya, Chairman & CEO, Chobani
Jeff Schlegelmilch, Research Scholar Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia Climate School, Columbia University
Murat Sönmez, Founder & CEO, Trustd.ai
Tammy Glazer, Sr. Applied Data Scientist, Microsoft AI for Good Lab
Timur Cüceloğlu Yarnall, Co Founder & Board Chair, Neutronian, AI/ML Startup BD Head, Amazon Web Services
Sinan Uzan, Founder & President, Tekfen Ventures
Ümran Beba, Former Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo, Partner, August Leadership
Zeynep Tüfekçi, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, Columnist, New York Times

“Turkish Philanthropy Funds is a leader in connecting the community of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders. We want to leverage this event, taking place on April 23rd – also Children’s Day in Türkiye - to be a reminder of our profound responsibility and our greatest inspiration: our commitment to the children and to the lasting impact our innovations can create for them,” said Mustafa Kemal Abadan, Co-Chair of Turkish Philanthropy Funds. “The 2024 Innovation and Social Impact Summit will provide our guests with exceptional networking, insight, and a closer look at investment opportunities.”
"This summit embodies TPF’s efforts to pave the way for a more sustainable and equitable future. It's a gathering that not only reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation but also actively fosters the environment for it to flourish, marking another milestone in TPF’s journey towards empowering our communities," added Mehmet Lutfi Kirdar, Co-Chair of Turkish Philanthropy Funds, emphasizing the importance of collaborative innovation.
"The spirit of entrepreneurship runs deep at TPF, guiding us to seek innovative solutions to societal challenges. The 2024 Innovation and Social Impact Summit perfectly captures this belief, offering a platform where the entrepreneurial spirit and social impact intersect to inspire meaningful change," added Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Executive Director of Turkish Philanthropy Funds, emphasizing the summit's alignment with TPF's core values.
For more information and to register visit: Innovation and Social Impact Summit 2024: Innovation for the Future | April 23, 2024

About Turkish Philanthropy Funds:
Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF) is the leading U.S. community foundation for high-impact social investments dedicated to Turkish and Turkish-American communities. Since 2007, TPF has mobilized over $81M and has invested over $38M in grants with partners focused on addressing economic, social, and environmental needs in Turkey and around the world. By providing support to realize the philanthropic vision of individuals, families, and corporations, TPF donors and partners have reached thousands of families and directly funded over 350 projects.
Turkish Philanthropy Funds is a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Tax ID 20-8392006.


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