Sat, March 8th

Bridge to Turkiye


Doors 1PM
Show 1PM
Advance Price FREE
Door Price FREE

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

It’s all about the kids!


What if someone could take hands of the children in rural Türkiye and 

provide them with the hope of a better future with books, toys, coats and boots? 

And this time, not just the promise of it…


What if that someone is you?


You are cordially invited to join us for a reception and fundraising with 

Mr. Emin Pamucak, the president of Bridge to Türkiye Fund, and 

Mrs. Frances Kazan, the author of “Halide’s Gift” to talk about her book 

to support and empower the underprivileged and underserved children of Türkiye

on International Women’s Day 

for a better, more beautiful future.


Saturday March 8, 2014


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

13:00 Doors open

13:20 Introduction, Gül Bahtiyar & Fred Akansu 

13:30 All about BTF, Emin Pamucak

14:00 Networking & Silent auction

14:30 Halide's Gift, Frances Kazan

15:00 Networking & Silent auction

15:50 Closing comments



85 Avenue A (b/w 5th and 6th st) in East Village, New York, NY 10009

Please RSVP Gül Bahtiyar at [email protected]



Emin Pamucak is the president of Bridge to Türkiye Fund. He was born in 1959 in Kütahya, Turkey. He holds BS and MS degrees in engineering from Bogazici University and University of Maryland. Employed by IBM at various corporate locations since 1984, he currently works in North Carolina. A firm believer in “by and for” grassroots civic representation, Emin is involved in community 

development and advocacy with emphasis in promoting citizen based initiatives and social responsibility. He feels privileged to be a product of two cultures and has been an active member of ATA North Carolina since 1996. Emin lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Ayse.

Frances Kazan is the author of Goodnight, Little Sisters, and Halide’s Gift. She has an M.A. in Turkish studies and is a regular contributor to Cornucopia. A member of the American Turkish Society, she is also a member of the Society for Women Geographers and board president of The Kitchen, a performance center in Chelsea. Frances Kazan is the wife of the late Elia Kazan, world-renowned director and she lives in New York. 

Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is a 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.