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The Strategist of Philanthropy: George D. Behrakis

A legend in the pharmaceutical business, Greek-American philanthropist and entrepreneur George D. Behrakis has given away tens of millions of dollars of his hard-earned money. Greek Reporter sat down with him to ask about his philanthropy and what it takes...

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. 

Greek-American Philanthropist Gives Generous Donation to Prince Charles’ Charity

Greek-born philanthropist Marianne Metropoulos donated $1 million to Prince Charles' charity Prince’s Trust International.

Christmas Fundraiser to Help Rebuild Ionian Village Site Destroyed by Tornado

The Ionian Village, an outreach of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, experienced a catastrophic event in October when their main building, located at the summer camp's site in the northwestern Peloponnese, was destroyed in a tornado. The freak storm...

HOPE: A New Orthodox Initiative Helping Those in Need in the Midwest

A new philanthropic effort called the Humanitarian Outreach for Philanthropic Engagement, project HOPE has recently been launched for those in the Midwest who find themselves in need during these difficult days of the pandemic. In an effort to reach those...

The Hellenic Initiative’s Virtual Gala Raises $1.6 Million for Greek Causes

Greeks from around the world united in fervent support of Greece's economic recovery and provided record-breaking donations for crisis relief at the first-ever Virtual Gala of The Hellenic Initiative (THI) on November 12, 2020. "Philanthropy, from the Greek root philanthrōpia...

Stephanopoulos, Wilson, Vardalos Feature in THI’s Virtual Gala for Greek Crisis Relief

Thousands of Greeks and philhellenes from all around the world will tune in this Thursday, November 12, to watch and participate in a celebrity-filled gala event and auction hosted by The Hellenic Initiative in support of Greek causes. The auction...

Chicago Covid-19 Coalition Distributes More than $1.3 Million in Humanitarian Relief

Calamos CEO John Koudounis, who is leading a coalition of Chicago’s business leaders in a humanitarian campaign for COVID-19 relief and recovery, said on Monday that the Chicago model can be applied to other cities in the US. Speaking at...

Daughters of Penelope Celebrate Decades of Service, Contribute to Society During Pandemic

The Greek-American organization Daughters of Penelope, formed in 1929 as an affiliate of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, or AHEPA, is celebrating many decades of service to America and the world this year. Founded in San Francisco, the mission...

Pompeo Releases Statement on Beirut Explosion

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released an official statement on Friday, August 7, expressing the country's reaction towards the terrible destruction throughout Beirut, Lebanon. A devastating explosion had taken place in the capital city of Beirut on Tuesday, August...