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Enthusiasm Builds for 10th Anniversary Gala

Come “Soar with the Stars” on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation's 10th Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala at the Merle Reskin Theatre and the Hilton Chicago.  Tickets are available at $200 per person.  Tables of 10 are $2,000.


The event will feature 40 rising academic college stars who will receive a total of $250,000 scholarship and merit awards, recognizing their academic success and accomplishments.  Chicago's own Emmy Award winning entertainment reporter, Dean Richards, is Master of Ceremonies, and Petros Gaitanos, famous Greek singer/songwriter is the guest entertainer.


The stellar cast continues with Alexander Payne, acclaimed filmmaker and two-time Academy Award winner as the 2012 Paradigm Award Recipient.  His films have received world recognition for his poignant view of life's relationships.



As we celebrate our 10th anniversary of our Awards Ceremony and Gala, the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation is soaring to new heights”, says Chris P. Tomaras, Chairman and Founder.  We have accomplished a great deal in the past decade and we are looking forward to broadening our efforts to provide scholarships to deserving students and create meaningful leadership programs that will help them become engaged and enlightened citizens,” continued Mr. Tomaras.


There is still time to join the Board members and friends of the Foundation for an amazing evening of celebration and entertainment as we honor the exceptional students of our Greek American community.


For more information about the event and to make your reservations, click here or call (312) 357-6432.



We are Grateful to Our Donors:


Premier Benefactor

Chris P. Tomaras

Stavros Niarchos Foundation


Grand Benefactor

Twentieth Century Fox

Helen Tomaras-Astin

The Nicholas J. and Anna K. Bouras Foundation

The Dimitri Bousis Family

Tassos Chronopoulos and Family

John, Sonia, Maria, Alyssa & Peter Constantinides

Dr. George Skarpathiotis Family



Panagiota Arvanitis

Corfu Foods and Mediterranean Gyros Products

Devanco Foods Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark Koulogeorge

Meligala Society

Open Pantry logo - The Robert and Violetta Buhler Family - The Spyros G. Kapsalis Family

Christ Panos Foods Corporation

John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Foundation



Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Adams, Bia, Joseph & George

Athens Construction Co. Inc.

Steve and Sophia Balourdos

Stavros and Julie Basseas

Hellenic Republic - Consulate General of Greece in Chicago

Fresh Farms International

Fantis Foods, Inc. – Tsantali Vineyards & Wineries

Mr. & Mrs. Vasilios Mataragas

Panton Eye Center

Reveliotis Law, P.C.

Ted and Erika Spyropoulos

Tegean Youth Society



Mr. Bill Adrianos

AGLRE - Anthony G. Loukas


Arthur and Nancy Balourdos

Mr. & Mrs. Panayotis Danos

Ms. Lisa Eckert

Federation of Hellenic-American Organizations Illinois "Enosis"

Mrs. Anna Giannoulias

Mr. Thomas Hatzis

Mr. & Mrs. Dino Houpis

Mr. George Kalas

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Karahalios

Kronos Shipping, Inc. - Mr. Nick Mourikis

Mr. George Nasiakos

National Hellenic Invitational Basketball Tournament - Mr. Philip Bouzeos

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Poulos

Arlene and Katherine Siavelis

Mr. Gregory Skarantavos

Ms. Kathleen C. Slowik

Dr. & Mrs. Jack Soterakis

John and Nikol Sotos and Family

Mr. & Mrs. Tony Thanoukos

Yanni and Jenny Valsamas & Family

Stephanie and John Vlahakis