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Dr. Marie Bountrogianni Elected Chair of Board of Directors

The Greek America Foundation’s Board of Directors met in Miami for their biennial meeting on December 1, 2017. In addition to other board-related business, Dr. Marie Bountrogianni was elected chair of the board of directors. Dr. Marie Bountrogianni is Dean of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. […]

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Nominations Open for Greek America’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2018

Greek America Foundation is proud to open nominations for the Class of 2018 Forty Under 40, the leading recognition for North Americans of Greek descent, 40 years old and under. The awards recognize those individuals who have excelled in their professional endeavors, while simultaneously showing care and concern for the world around them, through philanthropic […]

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On Giving Tuesday 2017: Our Case for Your Support

It’s been quite a year for the Greek America Foundation and now is a great time to ask a few minutes of your time. More than ever, we are dedicated to our core ideals of promoting Greek culture, philanthropy, education, and charitable aid to Greece– a country on the front lines of an unfolding global […]

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Board Meeting and Leadership Retreat Weekend in Miami

You’re invited to join us at the Greek America Foundation’s 2017 Board Meeting and Leadership Retreat Weekend in Miami! The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce plans for its annual Board Meeting and Leadership Retreat Weekend on December 1-3, 2017 in Miami, Florida. This weekend is by invitation only for members of our board […]

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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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Service Learning Program Volunteers Meet U.S. Ambassador in Athens

The Greek America Foundation’s Service Learning program volunteers visited United States Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to discuss their work with unaccompanied refugee minors as well as other contemporary issues facing Greece. The nine American and one Canadian students have now spent a week and a half volunteering at shelters […]

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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 […]