About our Philoptochos
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that has offered eighty years of philanthropy through a multitude of programs that make a difference in the lives of people in the United States and throughout the world. The Society was established in November 1931, by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America.
Philoptochos fulfills its mission to “help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters through its National and Metropolis Boards and its 485 Chapters and 27,500 members nationwide. For more about the Philoptochos ministry visit our national chapter page.
Philoptochos News and Events
Graduation Sunday is May 20th. Please see below for scholarship opportunities!
Greek Festival July 21st-22nd: Will need help with baking and packing pastries. Dates to help coming soon!
Metropolis Philoptochos luncheon: September 15th at Cafe La Cave 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Philoptochos is excited to offer five scholarship opportunities this year:
Philoptochos Scholarship – $1500 PACKET
Nicholas Corolis Merit Scholarship – $1500 PACKET
Paulette Kappos Education Scholarship – $1500 PACKET
Athie Koulogeorge Panarites Philoptochos Religious Scholarship – varies each year PACKET
Christina Mourikes Spiratos “Make a Difference” Scholarship – $5000 PACKET
Please click here for more details on how to apply.
Philoptochos Contact Information
For more information on our Philoptochos, contact Philoptochos president, Georgia Ryerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.