|The American Turkish Society's 2018 Gala to Honor Dr. Mehmet Oz on May 2|
The Board of Directors of The American Turkish Society and Gala Chair Martha Stewart are pleased to invite you to join us for the 2018 American Turkish Society Gala on May 2, 2018. At the gala we will present Dr. Mehmet Oz with the 2018 American Turkish Society Outstanding Achievement Award. We hope you will join us in honoring the outstanding achievements of Dr. Oz by supporting this exciting event. The gala will be held at The Plaza in New York.
Dr. Oz has won nine Daytime Emmy Awards for The Dr. Oz Show and is a professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and performs 50 heart operations annually. His research includes heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, and has received numerous patents. He also hosts the internationally syndicated radio broadcast Daily Dose. He writes a newspaper column syndicated by Hearst in 175 markets internationally, and has a magazine, The Good Life, with Hearst, which was voted the hottest new publication in 2014.
The gala celebrates more than 60 years of The American Turkish Society’s work in developing US-Turkey relations and cross-cultural programming. At the event we welcome guests from the public and private sectors, including diplomats, leading business executives, artists, scholars and thought leaders from Turkey and the United States. Proceeds from the evening directly benefit The American Turkish Society’s education, arts, culture, and business programs.
The American Turkish Society’s scholarship programs include The School of Visual Arts Summer Residency, the Arif Mardin Fellowship at Berklee College of Music and the Ahmet Ertegun Memorial Scholarship at The Julliard School. These programs give talented Turkish musicians and artists the opportunity to study at some the best schools in the U.S. The Society also offers grant programs in the fields of both education and the arts through our Curriculum Development and Moon & Stars Grants. Finally, The Society’s popular, annual New York Turkish Film Festival is an important cultural event where the best of Turkish films are introduced to both Turkish and American audiences. All our programs serve as a gateway to cross-cultural dialogue and understanding between U.S. and Turkey.
We hope you will join us in honoring Dr. Mehmet Oz. Your participation will help make this event a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man and will be an important gift to The Society.