About Us

From Gregory C. Pappas, Founder & President

Welcome to the Greek America Foundation’s website! After a powerful decade of service as a Chicago-based organization, we have relocated and have been reincorporated in New York City since 2016. But despite our geographic location, we continue to serve the entire nation and beyond — with activities and impact in Canada, Greece and elsewhere. 

I founded the Greek America Foundation because I felt it was time to get beyond the baklava. It was time to stop breaking plates, and to start breaking stereotypes. To me, Greek heritage and ideals went beyond the “food, faith and family” that we all grew up to espouse and celebrate. No, there was more. Much more. So I created an organization with a firm mission to emphasize ideals like philotimo, philanthropy, the pursuit of excellence and innovation — all core components of the Greek existence. 

The end result — an international movement that has been supported and embraced by thousands, with a core mission: to impact people’s lives.

2022 Gabby Awards Event Recap

More than 350 of the Greek America Foundation’s donors and supporters descended upon New York City on Friday, June 3, for the fifth biannual Gabby Awards, our premier fundraising gala honoring Greek America’s Best and Brightest Stars and recognizing our 15 years of impact in philanthropy, culture and service in North America and Greece.


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Support Our Volunteer Programs in Greece

Our Greek America Corps program offers young North Americans life-changing volunteer and cultural immersion experiences while providing critical humanitarian support to our non-profit partners in Greece.

Shop Our Store on Teespring

Our online store features various Greek America Foundation-themed memorabilia including t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, tote bags and more. All products are made to order with all proceeds directly benefitting our philanthropic and charitable endeavors

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

– Pericles