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Leadership 100 Conference to Convene February 2-5 in Arizona

The 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference, which will bring together prominent members of the Greek diaspora in the U.S., will convene February 2nd to February 5th of this year at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among them will be Archbishop...

Greek American Millionaire Leaves Fortune for His Village in Greece

Greek millionaire Steven Zonas, who died frugally in Cincinnati in 1980, has left behind a fortune for the sick and underprivileged of his native village in central Greece. The village of Mexiates in Phthiotis has benefited from his estate and...

The Behrakis Wing at Museum of Fine Arts Will Make You Love Greece

The Behrakis Wing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) established by the generous donation of George Behrakis houses exquisite antiquities that would make the visitor fall in love with Greece. It all started in 2009 when Greek-American philanthropist...

Greek American Frank Axiotes Awarded Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Greek American Frank Axiotes from Nebraska, credited with saving a family from a fiery crash, was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal, the highest honor for civilian heroism in the U.S. Axiotes of Elkhorn was presented with the award by Nebraska...

Libra Executive Chairman Meets With President of Panama; Announces Projects in the Country

George Logothetis, executive chairman of Libra Group, visited Panama last week to announce a series of programs in the Latin American country. Libra Group is an international business with assets and operations across more than fifty-four countries and six continents. Logothetis...

Campaign Against Human Trafficking Launched in Greece

A campaign against human trafficking launched in Greece on November 25th, which the UN has declared as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. International non-governmental organization A21 joined forces with distinguished screenwriter and director Konstantinos Mousoulis...

Seven Benefactors Who Shaped Modern Greece

Seven of the most important benefactors in Greece contributed massively to the birth of modern Greece after the fighting heroes kicked out the Ottomans through their generosity and philanthropy. These men were industrialists, shipping magnates, and rich aristocrats, who built...

Jeff Bezos Plans to Donate Most of His Fortune to Fight Climate Change

Jeff Bezos announced during an interview on Sunday that he will give away most of his $124 billion fortune to charities fighting climate change. Speaking to CNN, the Amazon founder said he wants to support people who can unify humanity...

Greeks Support Orphanage in Niger, Africa

More than 100 orphans in the impoverished nation of Niger in western Africa are attending school thanks to a group of Greeks who organized financial help through Facebook. Fragkiska Megaloudi, a native of Greece, energized Greek philotimo on the...

Hellenic Initiative’s London Gala Raises Over $320K for Greek Causes

The Hellenic Initiative's (THI) London Gala held on September 22nd raised over 340,000 Euros, ($326,000) to support economic development, entrepreneurship, and crisis relief in Greece. Almost four hundred guests marked the tenth anniversary of the THI London Gala held at...

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...

Patagonia’s Chouinard Gives Away Billion-Dollar Fortune to Combat Climate Change

Wealthy founder Yvon Chouinard of the outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia says he has passed on his company to a charity trust. According to Yvon Chouinard, a new ownership structure would direct any earnings that weren't put back into running the...

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...

Greek-Americans Fund Reconstruction Of Fire-Stricken Greek Hospital In Istanbul

The Greek-American community have pledged 350,000 US dollars for the reconstruction of the fire-stricken Balikli Greek Hospital in Istanbul.

Bill Gates Gives $6 Billion Worth of Shares to Charity

Bill Gates gave away shares worth more than $6 billion last week to his charitable foundation, Business Insider reported on Monday. Gates donated close to $5.2 billion worth of stock in Canadian National Railway Co. to the Bill & Melinda...