Quincentennial Foundation of Istanbul

PR and Public Affairs 

The foundation was created to celebrate 500 years of peaceful living by Spanish Jews in Turkish lands and provide first-hand experience of Turkey as a modern and democratic country with a humanitarian history.
Planned a gala evening that raised $500,000 for renovation projects in Turkey. Secured a videotaped message from the President of the United States, George Bush, to open the gala.
Obtained half-a-dozen resolutions of support from Jewish organizations, the US Congress and the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly.
Publicity reached 38,900,000 readers. A video news release reached a potential viewing

audience of nearly 5,000,000. Total television coverage amounted to 86,900,000 viewers. Arranged satellite feed from Ankara of Turkey's president to address 3,000 American Jewish leaders. This program was granted the Golden World Award as well as an Award for Excellence from the International Public Relations Association.