Fostering generations of creative, independent, and innovative leaders since 1863

Boğaziçi University: funded publicly, furthered privately

Endowment Fund A Project of BUVAK Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Vakfı

Endowment Fund

Instituted as a public research university in 1971, Boğaziçi University has successfully owned and maintained the values and traditions of academic autonomy, scientific freedom, and independent thinking that it inherited from Robert College. With its full commitment to institutional autonomy and democratic governance, Boğaziçi University represents a way of life free of prejudice and fosters a community where individuals from all walks of life can live, learn, and enjoy the pursuit of knowledge together.

Boğaziçi University is funded publicly, furthered privately! In order for it to continue to nurture innovative, creative, and independent individuals who will take leading positions in guiding social and economic development in equitable and sustainable terms both in Turkey and around the world, it needs the support of its alumni and friends in North America.

By supporting its Endowment Fund through Turkish Philanthropy Funds, not only will you be making a fully tax-deductible donation to Boğaziçi University but also be playing a crucial role in ensuring that it becomes financially more independent. The primary purpose of this project is to help secure this financial independence so that the sole driving forces behind Boğaziçi University's success remain its legacy, values and culture. Another of its principal goals is fulfilling the institution's promise to its graduates to protect and enhance the value of the diplomas that they worked so hard to receive.

The resources obtained through donations to Boğaziçi University's Endowment Fund will be used to further many of its projects and programs. Here are just some examples of what these funds will enable Boğaziçi University to do:

  • Offer more scholarships and financial aid to its students to meet their needs, whether it be to pay for their dorms or to buy their textbooks;
  • Pursue critical initiatives that guarantee its ability to continue to be a leader in higher education and research;
  • Enable science-based innovation through techno parks and incubation centers, and pioneer high quality global and national social projects;
  • Reward excellence in teaching and research;
  • Support its student's sports, cultural and artistic activities;
  • Preserve and protect its historic buildings, and fulfill it mission to become a sustainable "green campus";
  • Maintain and strengthen its 24/7 library, which hosts Turkey's largest collection of contemporary and rare books.

Any donation made to this fund, whether large or small, will ensure that Boğaziçi University keeps moving forward independently, expanding its impact locally, regionally, and globally.

$182,400 Raised
91% towards $200,000 Goal

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