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International Women's Day Celebration and Fundraiser

March 07, 2014 (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

International Women's Day 
 Under the auspices of the Embassy of Turkey,
American Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC) and Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF)

Cordially Invite You to Celebrate International
Women’s Day Fundraiser Event

Bridge to Türkiye Fund and N-Street Village
Friday March 7, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Turkish Embassy Chancery
2525 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20008

ATA-DC and BTF will honor Mrs. Fügen Tan and Mrs. Diana Mayhew in recognition of their lifetime achievements during the event.
Mrs. Fügen Tan - ATA-DC International Women’s Day Leadership Award & BTF Spirit of Humanity Award
Mrs. Diana Mayhew - ATA-DC International Women’s Day Leadership Award

* This event is open to everyone.

* As the attendance is limited to the first 120 guests, we strongly encourage you to register online in advance and make your donation with a Credit Card from the PayPal option by March 6, 2014.

* Donations are required and will support our Event Cause: EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN! Please donate in the amount you are comfortable with given the importance of the cause and the weight of the venue.

*There will be a raffle for our donors who donate $100 or more per person. You will be given one chance of winning for every $100 of your donation. Winners of the raffle will receive a round trip economy ticket from Turkish Airlines (IAD-IST), autographed books and many more!

Please RSVP:

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Reception and dinner will be offered by the Turkish Embassy as part of the event.

Two charitable organizations will benefit from funds raised at this event:

One is BTF’s Medine Memi Memorial Fund for Girls’ Education –
offering scholarships to girls in some of Turkey’s most remote and economically deprived regions.

The other is N Street Village, a local organization that serves nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women each year.
They are the largest provider of women-only services for D.C.'s homeless population.

About the Keynote Speaker:


Diana Mayhew is the Director of Events at the DowntownDC BID and President of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Since she joined the BID more than a decade ago, the Festival, which attracts more than a million visitors, has grown from an all-volunteer organization to one with a full-time staff of seven. Under Diana's leadership, the Festival is now internationally recognized and offers multiple signature events, including Family Day and the Official Opening Ceremony, and generates more than $100 million for the city.

A 25-year veteran of Washington’s hospitality industry, Diana came to the BID after serving as the Marketing Director of Odyssey Cruises and the Spirit of Washington. While there, she interacted briefly with the Festival, which was comprised of a few events and supported by a handful of volunteers.

In 2012, the National Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan. Diana and her team are planning a spectacular Centennial Celebration, even as they continue to plan the annual Festival and oversee major BID events such as the Downtown Holiday Market and Arts on Foot.

Over the years, Diana has received several awards for her dedicated service. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington, the Destination DC Marketing Advisory Committee, and the Woman’s Leadership Group of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. An area resident for many years, Diana now lives in Maryland with her husband and has four children.






ATA-DC Board