NEW YORK, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Turkish Society will honor Nevzat Aydın, co-founder and CEO of Yemeksepeti, and Dr. Tamer Seçkin, founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, at their 2017 Gala on Wednesday, May 31 at 583 Park Avenue in New York. Both honorees will receive The American Turkish Society's Philanthropy Award for their significant contributions and moral commitment to improving the lives of so many in the United States and Turkey.
Under Nevzat Aydın's leadership Yemeksepeti, the leading online food delivery service in Turkey, operates in 64 Turkish cities and in Cyprus, with more than 1,000 member restaurants, 5.2 million users, and 150,000 orders delivered to 400,000 people on a daily basis. Yemeksepeti is rapidly expanding to other countries. In 2013, Mr. Aydın was named number one on Fortune Turkey's 40 Under 40 list which recognizes the country's top young business leaders and innovators. He was among the 150 international entrepreneurs invited to participate in the Entrepreneurship Summit held by US President Barack Obama in 2010. In 2015, Yemeksepeti was acquired by the German-based company Delivery Hero for $589 million.
Ranked amongst America's top surgeons and gynecologists, Dr. Tamer Seçkin has committed himself to the treatment of the female reproductive system focusing on endometriosis, a disease of the female reproductive system. In 2009, Dr. Seçkin founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA), an organization that works to raise awareness and emphasizes the critical value of surgical excision of endometriosis. The EFA is the first research and advocacy foundation organized by a private physician. Under his guidance as Medical Director, the EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training and fund landmark endometriosis research.
"We are pleased to be in the forefront of innovation in the nonprofit sector by highlighting the positive technological forces of accelerating change and progress embodied by our highly successful and talented Honorees this year" said The American Turkish Society's Chairman, Murat Köprülü.
Founded in 1949, The American Turkish Society is the oldest, independent organization in the world dedicated to building bridges between the United States and Turkey. The American Turkish Society's mission is to enhance business, economic, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The Society fosters understanding and cooperation between the countries through education, cultural exchange, philanthropy, humanitarian efforts and networking; presents and supports programs highlighting Turkish arts and culture; and nurtures the next generation of leaders through its Young Society Leaders program. Over 350 guests from the public and private sectors, including diplomats, leading business executives, artists, scholars and thought leaders from Turkey and the United States will support this year's Gala and all proceeds will support the non-profit's many programs in the areas of education, arts, culture, and business. For more on the American Turkish Society or to purchase tickets to this year's Gala, please visit www.americanturkishsociety.org
SOURCE The American Turkish Society