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Athanasia Liakopoulos Memorial Fund

Athanasia Liakopoulos (nee Sotiropoulou) fell asleep peacefully while surrounded by family on January 31, 2019. She was born January 30, 1931 in Apiditsa, a village in Arcadia, located in the Peloponnese. She endured much hardship during her lifetime, specifically the economic and health challenges brought upon during World War II and the German Nazi occupation […]

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Greek America Foundation Announces Strompolos Family Gift for Service Learning Program Colorado Applicants

The Greek America Foundation is thrilled to announce that a recent gift from George and Kristin Strompolos will support four scholarships for our summer 2019 Service Learning program. Two of these scholarships are earmarked specifically for young people from Colorado’s Greek American community, where George Strompolos was raised. Service Learning is an initiative of the […]

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2019 Summer Volunteer Program on Chios Island

The Greek America Foundation is proud to partner with METAdrasi on the Greek island of Chios for our 2019 Summer Service Learning Program which aims to engage North American college students and young professionals in volunteer programs in Greece. Our 2019 program includes a month-long experience volunteering with vulnerable groups, including refugee children and unaccompanied […]

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Greek America Foundation Launches #ChildrenOfGreece Campaign

The Greek America Foundation proudly announces the launch of our Project Hope for Greece #ChildrenOfGreece campaign that seeks to raise funds and awareness for specific charities in Greece. Since 2013, with the support of donors throughout the United States and Canada, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthwhile charities and individuals in Greece. In addition […]

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Donate Your Birthday to the #ChildrenOfGreece Campaign

Throughout modern Greek history, children have always been the biggest victims of war, poverty and social unrest. During these extreme moments, the Greek diaspora, particularly in North America, always responded in a resounding way. Today, one in four children in Greece face extreme poverty, making the country the worst place for children in the European […]

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Become an Ambassador of Hope for the #ChildrenOfGreece Campaign

Since 2013, with the support of donors throughout the United States and Canada, the Greek America Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthwhile charities and individuals in Greece through our Project Hope for Greece campaign. In addition to numerous beneficiary charities, we’ve rebuilt fishing boats for fisherman, provided tons of food and […]

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Meet the Charities We Are Supporting for #ChildrenOfGreece

Our Project Hope for Greece #ChildrenOfGreece campaign aims to raise funds and awareness for six charities in Greece — with your support. We have chosen each of these charities because we support their work, which strives to alleviate challenges faced by the most vulnerable members of Greek society today — the children. In all cases, we shall receive […]

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Greek America Foundation Announces 2018 Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship Recipients

The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce the Constantine and Patricia Mavroyannis Scholarship recipients for 2018 are Marios Galanis of Stanford University, Georgios Gounaris of the University of Pennsylvania, Elias Kokkas of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Panagiotis Stavropoulos of the University of Toronto, and Houri Christina Tarazi of Harvard University. All students are […]

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Panel Discussion at 2018 NIC Conference to Explore Evolution of Greek Food and Beverage in North America

Eight of the continent’s most innovative and successful food and beverage entrepreneurs will come together on the main stage at the Greek America Foundation’s National Innovation Conference in Philadelphia for a panel discussion called “Food 2.0.” Greeks have evolved from immigrant stall-owners in the markets of North American urban centers and pushcart fruit vendors into […]

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2018 National Innovation Conference Schedule

We’re proud to release the schedule for the 2018 National Innovation Conference, which features an exciting line up of speakers and panels of experts and leaders from various fields. Saturday, May 5, 2018 Temple University Performing Arts Center 1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 9:30 am: Registration and continental breakfast 10:00 am: Official Opening […]

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Camp NIC to Feature Innovative Programming for Young People

Happening parallel to our National Innovation Conference on May 5 will be a new feature called “Camp NIC,” with programming targeting the younger members of our community twelve years old and younger. Camp NIC will take place in the lower level of the Temple University Performing Arts Center and will run concurrently with the main […]

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2018 National Innovation Conference Speakers and Panelists

An eclectic and impressive gathering of individuals from various walks of life will gather in Philadelphia for the Greek America Foundation’s National Innovation Conference that will take place at the Temple University Performing Arts Center, the historic landmark that was the original building from where the university was founded more than 130 years ago. In […]

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National Innovation Conference and Forty Under 40 Awards Weekend Schedule

The Greek America Foundation proudly presents its National Innovation Conference and Forty Under 40 Awards Weekend in Philadelphia, presented by Mad Dog Technology. The National Innovation Conference (NIC) was created to provide a forum for dynamic speakers who have a great story to share, with audiences thirsty for knowledge and networking. The day unfolds with a series of inspirational […]

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New Young Philanthropists Initiative Targeting Under 30s Launched

The Greek America Foundation has launched a new networking, mentorship, and fundraising initiative for individuals in our community 30 years old and under. The Young Philanthropists initiative will enhance personal and professional growth while instilling a sense of philanthropy and pride in Greek heritage and community. The new group, called the Young Philanthropists, will be […]