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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...

Grecian Delight Joins Philanthropic Initiative for Hunger Relief in Chicago

Grecian Delight, a manufacturer and marketer of top quality Greek and Mediterranean foods, has joined hunger relief efforts that became especially crucial as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Chicago area. In April, the company, which was founded...

Former Supreme Governor of AHEPA Michael Manios Passes Away

Past Supreme Governor of AHEPA Michael Manios passed away on Friday, June 26 at the age of eighty-five, having been a 50-year member of the Zeus "88" Chapter of the Greek-American fraternal organization in Warren, OH. Manios had also served...