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 helping those in need and supporting organizations and programs that do the same. Philoptochos makes a difference in the lives of people in greater Chicago, the United States and throughout the world. The National Society was established in November 1931, by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop of North and South America. Our local parish chapter has been working since the founding of our community in the early 1960s. Our women engage in a multitude of fundraising and educational programs to accomplish the mission of Philoptochos.

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:

Please support Philoptochos in an online shopping fundraiser with the Boon Supply Company.  40% of your purchase will support our causes.  Boon Supply was founded by the co-founder of the Serena and Lily company, and is an eco-conscious living and giving company.  Shop organizational items, kitchen gadgets, totes and bags, holiday gifts, gift wrapping, home products and much more!  Please click here to take you to our fundraising page.  The fundraiser will end on December 12th, 2020. Contact Dena Pavlopulos at or 847-668-3607 or Georgene Shanley at or 847-612-3999 with any questions.  Happy shopping!!!

December 5th, 2020: Holiday Faire
February 29, 2021: Winter Event
March 2021: Quilt-A-Thon
April 25th 2021: Palm Sunday Bake Sale

Check out our Quarterly newsletter HERE!

Congratulations to this years Scholarship Recipients:
2020 Philoptochos College Scholarship $1500  —  Anastasia Tryfonopoulos
2020 Paulette Kappos Education Scholarship $1500 — Christina Christos
2020 Christina Mourikes Spiratos “Make A Difference” Scholarship $5000 —  Kelly Zervos

Anastasia Tryfonopoulos

Christina Christos

Kelly Zervos








Philoptochos Contact Information
For more information, contact Philoptochos president, Julie Mantice at