Following a pandemic hiatus that forced the postponement of our signature fundraising event, we are proud to announce that the Gabby Awards will take place on Friday, June 3, 2022, in New York City.
A festive weekend is being planned to welcome hundreds of friends and supporters of the Greek America Foundation, with the main event— our celebration of Greek America’s Best and Brightest Stars— taking place in the historic Grand Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel on Central Park South.
Of course, no Gabby Awards would be complete without an After Party and we’re planning a big one. Headlining our celebration will be the biggest name in Greek music— Anna Vissi, who will perform at Melrose Ballroom in Astoria with her complete orchestra from Greece.
This year, we’re excited to celebrate GREEK SUMMER with a special theme designed by one of Greece’s most well-known artists, Cacao Rocks, whose art has been featured on the covers of the New York Times and National Geographic Traveller and exhibited in many galleries, public spaces and institutions throughout Europe and the United States. Click here to read more about Cacao Rocks.
The Gabby Awards, since their inception, have been a celebration of Greek America’s Best and Brightest Stars. Past honorees have included some of North America’s most successful executives, creatives, athletes, artists, scientists and other leaders in their fields, all of whom have also expressed their desire to make the world around them a better place through their philanthropic activities.
In keeping with the tradition of recognizing the very best and brightest, we’re proud to introduce our 2022 honorees, who will be present to receive their awards on Friday, June 3, at The Plaza.
(1) Niki Leondakis, CEO, CorePower Yoga
(2) Amed Kahn, Human Rights Advocate
(3) John Varvatos, Fashion Designer & Entrepreneur
Our lineup of special guests for the evening includes Angelo Tsarouchas, America’s favorite comedian; Sophie and Katherine Kallinis of Georgetown Cupcake; Sofia Karvela, founder of the fashion brand Wknd Nation, and Margarita Cox, a renowned vocalist/songwriter, among others.
For the first time ever, we’re combining our Forty Under 40 Awards celebration with our Gabbys weekend and will host a joint celebration for the classes of 2020 and 2022 on Saturday, June 4, at Avra Madison. Since 2010, our Forty Under 40 Awards have recognized 200 exceptional individuals in various fields from throughout North America.
We’re also hosting a live and silent auction featuring various beautiful items that have been generously donated by companies and individuals who wish to support our work. Items include Greek travel packages, exquisite artwork, curated experiences and other offerings. Click here for more details.
Since launching this event in 2009, the Gabby Awards have become the nation’s most widely celebrated event in the Greek American community. Thousands of people from throughout the world have come together to celebrate Greek America’s Best and Brightest Stars and to honor the dynamic charitable and philanthropic efforts of the Greek America Foundation.