We are calling on all of our supporters to consider becoming a table host at our upcoming 2020 Gabby Awards. Organize a table of 10 for your family and friends to come and experience the excitement and fun of the Gabby Awards. The event will take place on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the historic […]
More than a decade after our first Gabby Awards celebration in Chicago in 2009, the tradition continues as our event has grown to become the continent’s premier gathering of individuals who have had the greatest impact on North American society. We value philanthropy and service as an organization and are proud to continue this tradition of honoring Greek America’s Best and Brightest Stars. All proceeds from the Gabby Awards benefit academic and humanitarian programs of the Greek America Foundation, including our Greek America Corps volunteer program and Project Hope for Greece campaign.
The 2020 Gabby Awards are dedicated to Greece. This includes not only the work that we’ve done to support the nation over the years as an organization, but also all that the nation of Greece has shared with the world. Join us as we Celebrate Greece on Friday, May 15 at The Plaza Hotel and get ready for some surprises along the way!
For more than 15 years, the Greek America Foundation has transformed the lives of thousands of people who have been impacted by our programs. Help us continue the legacy and support the fine work we do here at home, as well as in Greece, by joining us at the 2020 Gabby Awards in New York City.
We are planning a magical weekend in New York City, which will include the Gabby Awards and After Party — the community’s premier black tie gala. The weekend will also include a separate reception where we will honor Greek America’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2020 and other activities. Join our email list and follow our regular announcements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15 in the Terrace Room of the iconic Plaza Hotel — the most historic hotel in Manhattan and perhaps the entire nation. The After Party will follow upstairs in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza — once the stage for the likes of The Beatles and Prince — soon to be transformed into a traditional, old-school rebetiko haunt of yesteryear where we will Celebrate Greece and welcome our guests for an unforgettable After Party featuring a complete dinner, open bar and music and dancing. Highly discounted rooms will be available for our ticket holders. Click here to make reservations.
A LIVING LEGEND
We are proud to feature Glykeria, Greece’s biggest-selling female music artist, as our entertainment at the official After Party. Together with her complete orchestra from Greece, Glykeria will grace the historic stage at the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel where some of the world’s greatest entertainers have performed. Known globally to millions of adoring fans as “the Voice of Greece,” Glykeria is the only Greek singer with a legendary international career in nations like Israel and Turkey.
FORTY UNDER 40
For the first time, we will celebrate the tremendous talents and success of our community’s young leaders during the same weekend as the Gabby Awards. The awards reception for Greek America’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2020 will be held on Saturday, May 16 (Location TBA) and will honor those young people, 40 years old or younger, who have excelled professionally and philanthropically. Nominations are still open!
KATHERINE & SOPHIE
This is your chance to meet-and-frost and decorate cupcakes with two of America’s most beloved television stars — right in their own kitchen! Join Katherine and Sophie of Georgetown Cupcake for two sessions at their bakery in SoHo. Participants will spend a wonderful Saturday morning getting their hands dirty with frosting and taking home their very own cupcakes afterward. This event is for our Ambassador Members only. Not an Ambassador of the Greek America Foundation? Click here to donate and become one today.
Although not an official Greek America Foundation event, the Antonis Remos concert at Melrose Ballroom is on Saturday, May 16. Considered by many to be the King of Greek music, Remos is returning once again to the “Greekest Neighborhood in America” for an unforgettable night. Purchase your tickets today through our partners at Melrose Ballroom.
MAKE IT A
We’re busy preparing a fun and exciting weekend for all guests from throughout the world with official as well as peripheral events taking place in NYC. See our complete schedule of weekend events.
MEET OUR 2020 HONOREES (Coming Soon)
ATTEND THE 2020 GABBY AWARDS!
SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS & PARTNERS
AUCTION & GIFT BAG PARTNERS
More Gabby Awards News…
We’re honored that one of the most historic hotels in the world, The Plaza Hotel in New York City, will host the 2020 Gabby Awards events, as well as guests coming to New York City from throughout the world. The hotel is offering deeply discounted rates to Gabby Awards participants via a unique reservation link. […]
We’re proud to host an unforgettable weekend of events that showcase New York City to the world. Check back often as new events will be added as the schedule develops. Thursday, May 14 Welcome to New York. Highly discounted rooms are available at our headquarter hotel, The Plaza, on Central Park South and Fifth Avenue […]
Plans are under way for the 5th Gabby Awards, hosted by the Greek America Foundation to honor our community’s “best and brightest stars.” The Gabby Awards were launched in Chicago in 2009 and have since been hosted in New York City and Los Angeles. The awards return to New York City on the weekend of […]
Maria Callas was, undoubtedly, one of the greatest personalities on the 20th century. The Greek American opera Diva owned the headlines for her performances on stage, as well as her life off stage. The magic of her personality made her every performance noteworthy. In 1974, Callas gave her last public performances ever 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 […]
A dark stage came to life with the first notes of the emotional song “Xenitia,” about exile and departure as the first “immigrants” emerged onto the stage, accompanied by the haunting voices of Nikos Kouroupakis and Eirini Tornesaki. Such was the opening of the long-awaited 2017 Gabby Awards at Carnegie Hall. Twenty actors came together […]
The 2017 Gabby Awards at Carnegie Hall took guests on a musical journey through time and genre, celebrating and honoring— with music— those that came before us who paved the way for our own “arrival” on the world’s greatest stage. Beginning with the emotional opening, sung by Nikos Kouroupakis and Eirini Tornesaki of the song […]
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 […]
Archimedes said more than 2,000 years ago if you “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, I can move the world.” Symbolic in more than a conversation about physics— we want to inspire people throughout the nation and world that when given the right place to stand and the right resources, […]
Two iconic hotels have been named official hotels for the 2017 Gabby Awards weekend and both are offering special rates for guests needing weekend accommodations. The Plaza Hotel, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan on Central Park South— and the location of the official after party of the 2017 Gabby Awards, is one of the […]
Continuing her longstanding support of the Greek America Foundation’s efforts and work, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actresses has confirmed her participation at the Gabby Awards in New York City during the weekend of June 17th. “Olympia Dukakis has been long-time supporters of our efforts,” according to Gregory Pappas, founder of the Greek America Foundation, […]