philoptochos at ssppAbout 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

September 24th: Philoptochos membership drive! Presentation by Father Kerhulas, author of “Parent Points.” RSVP to Olga Panagakis at olgapanagakis@comcast.netr or Maria Costas at
6:00 pm: Light dinner
7:00 pm: Presentation and Discussion
For more information please click here.

Philoptochos is excited the following scholarship opportunities this year:

Philoptochos Contact Information
For more information on our Philoptochos, contact Philoptochos president, Georgia Ryerson at