1951: Refugee children from the civil war areas in Ioannina, Greece wait for milk provided by UNICEF.

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Chicago Screening of Worlds Apart on February 15

The Greek America Foundation is proud to continue its screenings of the smash hit Greek film “Worlds Apart”. Following sold out screenings in San Francisco and Toronto, we will screen the film in Chicago on February 15, 2018. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: This special one-night only screening will open with a brief presentation about the […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]