With a transformational gift of $17.3 million, the AHEPA Foundation Inc

With a transformational gift of $17.3 million, the AHEPA Foundation Inc., a charitable arm of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA), will establish the John George Tsitsos Scholarship Fund.

The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, aims for the Fund to help persons of Greek ancestry in their pursuit of studies to advance and promote knowledge in the fields of science, mathematics, computers, technology, physics and medical research through the distribution of scholarship and grant awards.

AHEPA Supreme President Savas C. Tsivicos expressed his congratulations to Chairman of the Board Nicholas A. Karacostas, PSP; and Executive Director Basil N. Mossaidis for their hard work to secure this momentous donation. In a joint statement, Chairman Karacostas and Executive Director Mossaidis said:

“We are immensely grateful to our benefactor for a transformative gift that will have an everlasting beneficial impact upon the AHEPA Foundation Inc., and the community which it serves. The gift validates and places trust in the mission-driven work we are doing to provide students with access to educational opportunities. By launching the John George Tsitsos Scholarship Fund, we are now strongly positioned to help students pursue their academic dreams and to situate them for career success for generations to come. Amid the rising cost of higher education, our mission is strengthened significantly with deep thanks to the generosity of benefactors such as our anonymous donor.”

The anonymous donor acknowledged the longstanding track record of AHEPA’s work to provide scholarship awards and grants to high school, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, and seminarians, for more than a half century. The donor appreciates that their gift will allow AHEPA, through its National Educational Foundation, to continue to provide students with financial assistance in memory of John George Tsitsos.

In the wake of the Key Bridge disaster, AHEPA’s Baltimore area chapters swiftly mobilized to provide essential relief. In addition to opening the AHEPA Emergency Relief Fund, we have asked our Region 2 Supreme Governor, Georgio Comninos and the chapters within Capital District #3 to assist in our efforts. The response from AHEPA was both immediate and impactful, with multiple chapters, particularly AHEPA Chapter 535, stepping up and showcasing an inspiring commitment to aiding those affected by the crisis.

AHEPA has worked in a community partnership, marshalling several local businesses in this humanitarian endeavor. Dunkin Donuts, Pats Pizza, Hilltop Pizza, and Dependable Management, among others, demonstrated commendable corporate citizenship. Essential supplies such as food, water, and coffee, crucial for sustaining the emergency response teams tirelessly working at the Key Bridge site continues and will do so for a protracted period. AHEPA and its partners have delivered more than 2000 bottles of water, nearly 400 pizzas, an endless line of coffee, and farm-fresh fruits for the 24-7 on site crisis workers.   Read More

Save the date! We will walk the halls of Congress once again for AHEPA Family Capitol Hill Day 2024!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Kick-off Reception 10 a.m. to Noon

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2045

  • Meetings with Legislators and their Staffs
  • Educate Legislators about Issues of Importance to the American Hellenic Community
  • Help Build the Hellenic Caucus
  • Walk the Halls of Congress with Fellow Advocates from Across the U.S.!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1, 2024 by clicking here

The Order of AHEPA has proudly awarded scholarships to a number of deserving Scholar-Athletes at the High School and College levels for a number of years. These scholarships are funded through the generosity of Brother AHEPANS and their families, often in honor of an active and committed Brother or in memory of a deceased Brother or family member, or through the efforts of the AHEPA Athletic Department. The awards recognize and reward the accomplishments, including academic, athletic, and community service, of the Hellenic Community’s future leaders! Each particular Scholarship recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of sports, and in some cases, the classroom and community service.

An applicant must be nominated by a member, in good standing, of the AHEPA family, by use of the attached 2024 Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Application Form.

The deadline for submission is April 15, 2024, and all inquiries should be forwarded to the Chairman of the Scholar-Athlete Selection Committee, James Rigopoulos.

Any AHEPAN interested in discussing the funding of a scholarship, please contact James Rigopoulos!

The clock’s ticking down, beat the buzzer!!

Download the Athletic Scholarships & Awards’ Application