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January 6, 2005

Dear Metin,

Thank you so much for your helping the children and young adults of New Beginnings Prosthetic Foundation through the donation of your incredible artwork for our silent auction.

It is a blessing to me personally that you have shown support to often ignored need in today's society. Children's lives will change because of your contribution.

David Provencal


New Beginnings Prosthetic Foundation

Newport Beach, California

January 11, 2005

Dear Mr. Bereketli,

On behalf of Vivian Stromberg, MADRE's Executive Director, and MADRE's sister organizations around the world, I would like to thank you for your generous recent donation of lithographs. Your support helps make our work with women and families possible.

Thank you again for your affirmation of MADRE's work. We look forward to a continuing relationship with you.


Vicki Larson

Development Coordinator

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Organization

New York, New York

February 10, 2005

Dear Metin,

Truman Medical Center Lakewood has won the lottery! Imagine my surprise to receive a generous donation of 35 signed lithographs for our hospital.

We are a two-campus public ‘safety-net’ hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Our hospital campus is located in the suburbs of eastern Kansas City. Many of the patients we serve are the working poor, with very little or no insurance. Because of your generous heart, Metin, our patients will be exposed to beautiful, life changing artwork!

Our hospital campus includes the original hospital building commissioned by former president Harry S. Truman in the 1930’s. Harry Truman was the father of healthcare for all, regardless of ability to pay and a dear friend to Truman Medical Center Lakewood. Like Harry Truman, we have stood the test of time and continue to serve our community with quality healthcare. Our mission has remained the same for over 150 years…‘no one is ever turned away’.

We are in the process of completing a 175,000 square foot addition to our hospital. It will include 50 new, private inpatient rooms. Scientific studies have proven art is a source of healing in hospitals. Keeping that in mind, our hospital Chief Operating Leader has chosen to decorate 35 of the new hospital rooms with your beautiful, signed lithographs!

Imagine the enjoyment our patients will receive as they complete their healing surrounded with beautiful, uplifting artwork from world famous artist, Metin Bereketli!

Through your generosity and never-ending mission to provide healing through art, you have blessed our hospital, patients, visitors and caregivers.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Metin. Carry on your mission to bring beauty and healing to our world!


Leslie High

Charitable Foundation, Director of Philanthropy

Truman Medical Center Lakewood

Kansas City, Missouri

January 24, 2005

Dear Metin,

Thank you so much for the beautiful artwork for our Pediatrics Department. It will brighten up so many children's days!

Take care!

Lisa K. Norwine

Director of Development

St. Charles, Missouri

August 22, 2005

Dear Mr. Bereketli,

On behalf of the Lupus Foundation of America, Arizona Chapter, I would like to give you my thanks for your donation of such beautiful artwork. They are truly extraordinary and we are thrilled to be able to add these to our event. We know that your artwork will be a hit and it will help us to raise much money for our goal of lupus research, education and support.

I am especially thankful for the personalized pieces for myself and the Arizona Chapter of the Lupus Foundation. This is something very special for all of us.

We anticipate that our inaugural fundraising event will be a success and lead into many years of fun and exciting events while we raise money for this very important cause...


Laura Neal

Event Coordinator

December 29, 2006

Dear Metin,

You will be receiving an official note of recognition from the university in the near future but I wanted to pass along my personal thanks to you for your generous gift of twenty prints of "Dancing Hands" for the pediatric units at The University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago.

As the director of The Craniofacial Center, I have already seen the enjoyment that our cleft and craniofacial patients and their families get from viewing the playful print. Your thoughtfulness, generosity, and continued support of our mission of healing is much appreciated by all of us.

I look forward to having you visit us on your next visit to Chicago so you can see firsthand the joy your work has generated.

Your friend,


David J. Reisberg, DDS

Preofessor and Director

Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics