Donations can be made to SEV and its institutions by credit card and wire transfer. Credit card information of donors is only kept by the bank and not retained by SEV. All payment information is kept confidential under the Personal Data Protection Act and is not shared with third parties.
The donation page on the website requires all donors to indicate whether they allow their names to be disclosed in other channels. If the donor is an alumni, the name, graduation year and the school nameof the person are disclosed in relevant communication channels according to such permission. Donors who do not wish their names to be disclosed are referred to as anonymous donors.
Unless otherwise indicated by the donor, all donations made to SEV are used to increase the rates of scholarships at SEV schools.
If you wish your donation to be diverted to a certain school, you just need to select the school in the donation form. When this is the case, your donation will be transferred to the scholarship funds of the respective school.
Yes, the sum of donations and grants extended to SEV can be deducted from the taxable corporate income base in the maximum amount of 5% of a company’s total income for the corresponding fiscal period, provided that the total donation amount is indicated separately in the corporate tax return.
SEV is audited annually by an international independent audit firm, internal auditors and the Directorate General of Foundations. As in all organizational processes, donations are managed in a transparent manner and donors are regularly informed.
The donation amount for the ‘Bir İz de Sen Bırak!’ and ‘Bir Meşale de Sen Yak!’ programs designed specifically for UAA and ACI, respectively, has been set at TL 300 for 2018. The amount set for the TAC’s ‘Bir Tuğla da Sen Koy!’ program is $200, which is converted to TL on the day payment is made.
Several options have been created for donors such as school-specific programs, naming campus facilities, special day donations and endowment donations. You may visit the Programs tab on our web site and get detailed information about all the programs tailored for alumni or individuals/organizations sharing SEV’s vision.
Donors are obligated to contribute at least half of the tuition fee applicable for a specific year throughout the student's education in whichever SEV school they wish to have scholarship students. With this support, they undertake to meet at least half of the tuition fees for 8 years in primary school and 5 years (including prep class) in high school.
The donation amount (minimum half of the annual tuition) that must be collected in the matching fund should be completed by June of the applicable year.
If a single donor (individual or organization) establishes a matching fund, SEV can draft a payment plan based on the donor's requirements. If alumni come together to form a matching fund as a Class Scholarship, the amount of donation per each graduate will be reported by SEV through the classroom representative of the relevant class and the donors can choose to pay in one lot or in 10 installments (September-June). What matters is that the amount of donations required should be completed by June.
The scholarship fund established is named after the donor organization, individual or class. If a special name (such as in memoriam for a graduate) is requested, please contact SEV.
In the Endowment Fund, only the interest return of the donation amount is used without depleting the principal. These funds provide scholarships to students with limited financial means as long as the organization exists. A minimum of $100,000 is required to establish this fund.
The minimum amount of $100,000 required for this endowment fund may be paid in full or in installments by the donor over maximum three years. For more information, please contact SEV Corporate Communications Department.
If the payments are made in installments, the principal amount is invested without being used by SEV until the minimum fund reaches $100,000, with the return added to principal as it accrues. When the fund reaches $100,000, the return of the investment is matched 1:1 by SEV and extended to a student with limited financial needs.
16. How is the return of the endowment fund used for a specific student later diverted after the said student graduates?
The objective of endowment funds is to establish scholarships that can be allocated to students with limited financial means as long as the schools and SEV last. Therefore, only the returns of these funds are granted as scholarship without depleting the principal. When students who receive scholarships from endowment funds graduate, new students will continue to benefit from this scholarship fund since the principal remains the same.
All scholarship selections are carried out by the officials at SEV and the relevant schools, using a metric system. The donor is not involved in the scholarship selection phase. Information about the student is shared with the donor after the student is selected.
Individuals and organizations can contribute to the professional development of educators and to the academic infrastructure by donating to the Academic Development & Chair Funds to ensure that quality education is sustained. Donations in kind can also be arranged by contacting the SEV administration.
Donation amount for this category is minimum $100,000. Donations can be made in one lot or paid in installments.
The name(s) of the individual(s) and/or organization(s) donating to such funds will be given to the relevant academic chair or fund.
SEV educational institutions offer several naming options on their campuses. With the Naming Campus Facilities Programs (trees, benches, seats, classrooms, laboratories, etc.) as well as donations in cash/kind and building construction, alumni, students and friends of SEV (individuals and/or organizations) can immortalize their names on the campuses of their schools while supporting successful students with limited financial means for access to education. Please contact the Corporate Communications Department for more information.
22. How much should be donated for the Naming Campus Facilities Programs?
Within the scope of Naming Campus Facilities Programs, alumni and students can name benches, trees and auditorium seats on the campuses of the schools they attended/currently attend. Donation amounts are listed below:
Tree: TL 15,000
Bench: TL 5,000
Auditorium seat: TL 3,500
Under the Naming Programs, individuals and organization can name the existing buildings, classrooms and laboratories on all campuses. Naming is also possible for new buildings and facilities under construction as determined by SEV. Please contact the Corporate Communications Department for information on donation amounts.
Yes. Estate donations, including property and lease donations, are referred to by the name of the donor and utilized according to the conditions, amount and purpose specified by the donor.
SEV can be conditionally supported through donations in kind such as all kinds of materials, equipment or services provided in accordance with the purpose identified by respective institutions.
Naming of donations in kind is determined according to the scale of donation.
Yes. Donors can donate any amount they wish to be considered for merit and need-based scholarships to SEV institutions on special days. SEV alumni, students, parents and friends can donate for special days and occasions such as birthdays, expression of thanks, condolences, wedding anniversaries, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day and commemorations.
Certificates issued to name are sent to the donor and the recipient of the donation.
SEV does not use an SMS donation system.
You can send an email to SEV Corporate Communications Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at 0216 531 57 38 for any donation-related needs.