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Assuming a pioneering role as an innovative actor of philanthropy in Turkey, Sabanci Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary in philanthropy sector. During the press meeting held at Sabanci Center, the 40 years of the Foundation, its vision of philanthropy and future goals were shared with the audience.

In her speech during the press meeting, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Sabanci Foundation, Ms. Guler Sabanci says that the tradition of philanthropy in Sabanci Family dates earlier than the establishment of Sabanci Foundation. Ms. Sabanci also remarks that the Sabanci Family's philanthropy initiatives begins in 1940s by meeting road and water supply needs of villages, distributing zakat and building schools. In 1974, upon establishment of the Sabanci Foundation, the initiatives are transferred to an institutionalized platform and in the beginning of 2000s the Foundation is restructured in line with social needs. Asserting that their focus on generating effective and long-term solutions to the problems of women, youth and persons with disabilities in the new term, Guler Sabanci underlines that Sabanci Foundation is the first of its kind to initiate grant programs for NGO projects in Turkey.

Sabanci Foundation | 40 Years  - Press Meeting

In its 40th anniversary, Sabanci Foundation opens the Fairytale Castle in Eskisehir.

Sabanci Foundation won the "Jury’s Special Award" of Golden Compass Public Relations Awards organized by the Turkish Public Relations Association (TUHID) with "We Can End Child Marriage Together: Sharing Lessons from Other Countries" international workshop held by Sabanci Foundation in Istanbul with the participation of members of the "Girls Not Brides" platform.

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