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.
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Support Our Volunteer Programs in Greece
Our Greek America Corps program offers young North Americans life-changing volunteer experiences while providing critical humanitarian support to our non-profit partners in Greece. Our most recent program took place during August of 2020 in Athens with tremendous success despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Interested in making a donation to support this program? Click below.
Watch Our #ElladaSagapo Video Featuring Glykeria
With this project called #ElladaSagapo (Greece, I love you), we aimed to create the world’s largest crowd-sourced photo gallery of the country we love so much, filled with memories of past and present.
The video features a newly remixed traditional Greek song by Glykeria (Credits), launched on the first day of summer, June 21, 2020.
Nearly 200 generous donors from throughout the world made photo contributions which appear in the video, as well as in a permanent photo gallery on this website.
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