|Dr.h.c. Dilek Sabanci|
Ms. Dilek Sabanci, who was born in Adana, undertook the mission of her father Sakip Sabanci especially in the areas of social responsibility and philanthropy. She is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Sabanci Foundation, Second President of the Turkish Spastic Children's Foundation (TSCV) and the Honorary President of Turkish Special Athletes Association (TÖSSED) (Special Olympics Turkey).
Ms. Dilek Sabanci is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of Vista Tourism and Travel which she established in 1989.
Ms. Dilek Sabanci is the benefactor of the “Dilek Sabanci Awards” and scholarships granted to encourage outstanding students and athletes in their respective fields. She was honored with various awards thanks to her outstanding support for the training, development and sports acts of the children with disabilities.
Ms. Dilek Sabanci has also funded several facilities around Turkey through Sabanci Foundation including “Dilek Sabanci Anatolian Vocational Trade School”, “Besiktas Municipality Dilek Sabanci Park”, “Dilek Sabanci Antalya Sports Hall”, “Dilek Sabanci Vocational Rehabilitation and Business Center for the Children with Disabilities”, “Konya Selcuk University Dilek Sabanci Conservatory” as well as “Sakip Sabanci City Museum” and “Dilek Sabanci Art Gallery” in Mardin.
Ms. Dilek Sabanci received the first Honorary Doctorate degree from Mardin Artuklu University on January 28, 2016 for her contributions to the city of Mardin.