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Hundreds of Supporters Attend Greek Media Club Event Sponsored by the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation


On Thursday, October 13, 2011 the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation sponsored an event titled "Sports & Education Night”. Despite the Chicago rain and wind, over 200 people came out for the exclusive event and enjoyed an entertaining evening. The event served to bring awareness to the Foundation's objective of offering annual scholarships of a quarter of a million dollars to high-achieving Greek American students.


Mr. Chris Tomaras, Founder and Chairman of the Scholarship Foundation addressed the crowd and the importance of the Foundations' efforts - which inspired a surprise announcement from Ms. Staci Stratigakes, Executive Director of the Chicago Public Schools, who pledged to match funds raised for the Foundation. A special guest of the evening was former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy, who signed copies of his new book “Between the Lies” and took photos with fans.  FOX32 "Good Day Chicago" co-host Anna Davlantes was in attendance, as well as many other Greek American media personalities and guests who enjoyed food, wine, and music until midnight.


The awareness event was organized by the Greek Media Club, headed by Terry Poulos and George Bliss who brought attention to the Foundation's fundraising efforts and mission. Event co-hosts included the Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois, EuroCircle Chicago, and, along with co-sponsors George & Patty Loukas of The Cubby Bear Chicago. The event was held at the newly-opened Play18 Chicago, which is the Loop's only upscale indoor golf facility boasting the latest in state-of-the-art golf simulators set in a country club atmosphere. To view event photos please visit our photo gallery at


Scholarship Application Online Now – Apply Today!

The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation has a singular mission: "To promote education by which Greek American scholarship recipients become significant achievers and, guided by the values of their Hellenic upbringing, contribute meaningfully to the ongoing development of American society." Our 2011/12 application is available now, and Greek American students nationwide are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on January 31, 2012, and $250,000 will be awarded to the selected students chosen by the Foundation's Academic Committee. Download the full application today at


Awards Ceremony and Gala

This year's Awards Ceremony and Gala will be held on June 16, 2012 and will take place at Chicago's historic Merle Reskin Theatre followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Hilton Chicago. In addition to the Scholarship Awards, the Paradigm Award will also be bestowed upon a successful Greek American who has exemplified service in accordance with the Foundations' mission. The Paradigm Award recipient will be announced at a later date.


How You Can Help

The sole purpose of the Foundation is to help and encourage deserving students to pursue their dreams through education. The financial commitment of the Foundation is substantial and depends entirely on contributions from the community and friends like you. The scholarships are offered at two levels - $10,000 for recipients selected on the basis of merit and financial need, and $2,500 for those chosen only on the basis of merit and not financial need - for a total of at least $250,000 awarded every single year. Please send your contribution today or visit our website to make your secure donation online. The Foundation can only continue to offer these opportunities with your support.