Hellenic Initiative’s Gala Raises More Than $2.2 Million For Greek Causes
The Hellenic Initiative’s (THI) 10th anniversary New York Gala took place on December 3rd, raising $2,248,000 to be deployed in Greece to support Greek economic and entrepreneurial development and humanitarian programs. Since its founding, THI has become the largest Greek...
Biggest Art Sale in History: Microsoft Co-Founder’s Collection Fetches $1.5bn
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s vast collection of paintings and sculptures recorded the biggest art sale in history, fetching a whopping $1.5bn during Christie's New York auction on Wednesday. According to the auction house, the total broke the record for the...
TikTok Accused of Exploiting Starving Families in Syria
A bombshell report published this week by the BBC has revealed that TikTok, the short-term video hosting platform, is exploiting starving families in Syria through its livestream services. The company, known as Douyin in China, usually features videos from users...
The Hellenic Initiative Aids Ukrainian War Refugees in Greece
The Hellenic Initiative (THI) is a global non-profit organization bringing together diaspora Greeks and philhellenes to invest in the future of Greece by creating programs that offer crisis relief as well as Greek entrepreneurship and economic development. Most recently, it...
Seleni Institute Honored at Blue Dream Gala
The Seleni Institute, a non-profit dedicated to improving the emotional health of families during the family-building years, was honored at the Blue Dream Gala held last week in Southampton, New York. The gala featured a performance by Greek pop star...
Prince Charles’ Charity Got $1.2 Million Donation From the Bin Ladens
Prince Charles of Britain is embattled with more questions after a newspaper reported that one of his charity foundations accepted a one million pound ($1.2 million) donation from relatives of Osama Bin Laden. The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund received...
The Tragic Story of Greece’s Loutraki Landfill Dogs
Loutraki is the site of a devastating scene, a place that houses more than a hundred landfill dogs who are living in deplorable conditions.
Russian Journalist Auctions Nobel Prize to Help Ukraine Refugees
Russian editor Dmitry Muratov's 2021 Nobel Peace Prize sold at auction for a record $103.5 million. Muratov won the award for his efforts in defending freedom of expression but was forced to suspend his independent newspaper's operations in March. All...
The Young Greek Who Started a School in Zanzibar
Renos Fountoulakis is an inspiring Greek philanthropist who, when faced with poverty in Zanzibar, decided to use education to change people's lives.
The Hellenic Initiative Launches “Plant A Tree In Greece”
The Hellenic Initiative has launched a campaign entitled “Plant a Tree In Greece,” which aims to have a measurable positive impact on Greece by reforesting the land and restoring the livelihoods destroyed in the wildfires of 2021. In response to...
Bill Gates Warns of More Fatal COVID-19 Variant
Bill Gates warned on Sunday that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, saying there could be a variant that is "even more transmissive and even more fatal." "We haven't even seen the worst of it," he said in an...
The Tiny Greek Warrior Battling Leukemia
Lukas Voelz is a leukemia warrior -- and he would like your help to find better treatment geared to children who are battling the disease.
Greek Eco Activist Emmanouil Completes Epic Run from Athens to Glasgow
Greek marathon runner Agis Emmanouil completed his epic run from Athens to Glasgow last week, sending a message to world leaders gathered for the UN's Cop26 that time is running out for the planet. Emmanouil reached Glasgow Green on Friday...
Hellenic Initiative’s London Gala Raises More Than $270K for Greek Causes
The Hellenic Initiative (THI) raised more than $270,000 for charities that benefit and protect children in Greece at its annual London Gala on September 30. At the renowned Dorchester Hotel 300 Diaspora Hellenes and Philhellenes raised funds for ELEPAP, one...
Antetokounmpo Brothers Help Fire Victims in Greece
The Antetokounmpo brothers announced on Thursday they are offering half of their e-shop earnings to the victims of the catastrophic fires in Greece. Through the social media the four bothers announced the touching move for the victims of the August...