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
April 6th: Quilt-a-thon/Blankets for Babies 10am-2:30pm. Blankets will be donated to the Evanston North Shore Hospital Pediatric Unit. See attached flyer for details!
April 21st: Palm Sunday Bake Sale
May 11th: Save the date for “A Celebration of Sisterhood” Spring luncheon with guest speaker Jenni Pulos at North Shore Country Club. Details to follow!
Philoptochos is excited the following scholarship opportunities this year:
- 2019 Philoptochos College Scholarship — online form
- 2019 Paulette Kappos Education Scholarship — online form
- 2019 Nicholas J. Corolis Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Scholarship — online form
- 2019 Christina Mourikes Spiratos “Make A Difference” Scholarship — online form
Philoptochos Contact Information
For more information on our Philoptochos, contact Philoptochos president, Georgia Ryerson at SSPP.LADIES.PHILOPTOCHOS@gmail.com.