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2017 Summer Service Learning Program: A Life Changing Experience

This summer, ten North American students were sent by the Greek America Foundation to spend several weeks in Athens, volunteering at shelters of The Home Project, an organization founded to protect and care for unaccompanied refugee minors— children who have arrived in Greece from various conflict zones throughout the world and who are alone and […]

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Long Term Food Aid for Lesvos Earthquake Victims

A team from the Greek America Foundation visited the village of Vrisa on the island of Lesvos on July 20 where a series of devastating earthquakes hit, leaving one woman dead and almost 1,000 buildings damaged or destroyed completely. Gregory Pappas, founder and president of the foundation, and Jennifer Kellogg, executive director, were given access […]

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Story of Zakynthos Jewish Community Nearing Completion

A project almost four years in the making and undertaken with almost $100,000 in financial support from supporters of the Greek America Foundation, Life Will Smile will soon be released to audiences globally. In 1943 on the small Greek Island of Zakynthos a community of people stood together against Hitler’s ‘Final Solution’. The story of […]

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Outstanding North Americans Honored for Excellence, Service at 2017 Gabby Awards at Carnegie Hall

Continuing to espouse its commitment to the pursuit of excellence, the Greek America Foundation honored nine outstanding individuals committed to excellence in their respective lives, as well as service to the world around them.

The Gabby Awards, named from “Greek America’s Best and Brightest” stars, have recognized these qualities in individuals since 2009 and continued to […]

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2017 Summer Service Learning in Athens for College Students

Service Learning is a new initiative of the Greek America Foundation aiming to engage North American university students with volunteer programs in Greece.  Our program fulfills a dual purpose. First, students are immersed into contemporary Greek life, while simultaneously volunteering for important humanitarian relief programs and helping to make a lasting impact on contemporary problems […]

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Toronto Film Screening: Smash Greek Hit “Worlds Apart”

The Greek America Foundation is proud to host Toronto’s only theatrical release of the smash hit Greek film “Worlds Apart” (Enas Allos Kosmos) at a special screening at the Royal Theater on May 7th at 2pm. Get tickets here. Worlds Apart is Greek drama film directed by Christoforos Papakaliatis that consists of three separate narratives, […]

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2017 Gabby Awards Weekend Schedule

We’re proud to host an unforgettable weekend of events to showcase our host city of New York to the world. Check back often as new events will be added as the schedule develops. Friday, June 16, 2017 WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY! Reserve your stay at one of our two headquarter hotels. 2pm-3pm Onassis Foundation […]

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Former UPS Executive Named Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

Lea Soupata, a former United Parcel Service executive with almost four decades of leadership and management experience and decades of involvement in philanthropy has been named Chair of the Greek America Foundation’s Board of Directors. Retired from UPS in 2007 after 35 years of service, Lea served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and […]