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"May 3, 2004

Dear Metin Bereketli

I cannot begin to express our gratitude for your donation of your fabulous prints to our organization. I was so excited to receive such a wonderful gift from you...

Island Dolphin Care developed a unique form of therapy for children in need of motivation, encouragement and joy. With the building of the new Island Dolphin Care Center, IDC will be able to expand current programs, as well as provide school groups and all visitors with a hands on marine educational experience...

It is people and organizations like you who make our vision a reality. The entire staff of Island Dolphin Care extends their heartfelt gratitude for your thoughtful contribution and support of our program.


Deena Hoagland, LCSW


"April 30, 2004

Dear Mr. Metin Bereketli,

On behalf of Kolot, a Women's Division of the United Jewish Fund, we would like to thank you for your generous donation of 4 prints of your paintings. The UJF supports affiliated agencies that provide for essential human needs locally, across the United States, in Israel and throughout the world...

Our annual fundraising event will be held on May 12, 2004... Your generosity will really add a special touch, and the women attending will be excited to know that you are supporting the United Jewish Fund...


Stacy Ezra and Lori Pietruszka

Incentive Gift Co-Chairs"

"April 29, 2004

Dear Metin,

Thank you so much for your generous donation to our patients at Miller Children's Hospital. Your beautiful artwork for our patients is extremely rewarding for those patients. We are going to frame your artwork and place the pictures around the hospital. The beautiful paintings are going to help brghten the days of our patients and help make their hospitalization easier.

Again, thanks for bringing your artwork to our pediatric patients and their families.

It is difficult for anybody to be hospitalized, but especially a child. Chidlren need some normalcy of home life while they are hospitalized. Your generosity is especially appreciated.

Being hospitalized is difficult at any time, and your outstanding kind donation helped bring joy to our patients.


Rita Bright, MA, CCLS

Child Life Manager"

"May 13, 2003

Dear Friend,

I want to personally thank you for donating an item to the auction for our gala. I can't tell you how many people have contacted me to tell me what a fantastic time they had, marveling at the number and quality of auction items. Over half of the money we raised came from auction items, thanks to you!

The Night of Wonder 2003 raised over $140,000, funds that will be used to continue our important work for these special children...

Thank you again for the generous donation you so graciously gave to us.

Together, we WILL find a cure!


Audrey Gordon, Esq.

President, Executive Director"

"November 13, 2003

Dear Mr. Bereketli,

On behalf of the REED Academy, I would like to thank you for your contribution to our fundraising event. As a new non-profit program serving children with autism, REED depends vitally upon your support.

We gretaly appreciate your charitable donation of two signed and framed prints and posters for our November 8, 2003 auction at Knickerbocker Country Club in Tenafly, N.J.

Thank to your tremendous generosity, chidlren with autism will have a better chance of becoming productive members of society and leading more fulfilling lives.

Very truly yours,

John L. Brown, Ph.D.


"May 14, 2004

Dear Mr. Metin,

On behalf of the Staff at UCSF Children's Hospital and the chidlren and families participating in our services, I would like to thank you for your recent donation of artwork.

As you know, the hospital environment can be stressful for children and their families... As you can imagine, our patients are in great need of beautiful artwork and surroundings to distract them while they are dealing with the challenges illness and hospitalization can bring...

Again, let me express my deep appreciation for your support of the children and families at UCSF Children's Hospital.

It was great to speak with you and I wish you much happiness, health and prosperity in the coming year.


Tara James RN

Manager, Clinical Resources"

"December 4, 2003

Dear Mr. Bereketli,

On behalf of the Westcoast Center Annual Benefit Banquet committee, we would like to thank you for donating your art work to our annual silent auction.

Your painting was gretaly admired by our committee members and local attendees.

We appreciate your kind contribution to our cause.

Your contribution will help us further the Westcoast School scholarship and fuind-raising activities, and enhance our school art and theater department.


Amy Campbell

Annual Benefit Banquet Committee"