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In 2 Days…We Celebrate! - Always a Proud Moment


We would love to see you on Saturday, June 20th, at our Awards Ceremony and Gala at the Hilton Chicago. This annual event symbolizes the reason our ancestors worked so hard.  A celebration of Greek-American individuals who are engaged and active members of society. From eighteen-year old students to accomplished community leaders, you will be amongst some of the “best and brightest” Greek-Americans in the nation. 


Not only will you come applaud our 40 scholarship recipients, but you will also meet our amazing Paradigm Award honoree, ultra-marathonman, Dean Karnazes!  Along with Dean, you will also enjoy the talents of our Mistress of Ceremonies, Krystal White, who is an actress, producer, and writer. Following the Awards Ceremony, there will be dinner, dancing, and entertainment by the Chris Sarlas Orchestra.



Pictured above are Mr. Chris P. Tomaras, Chairman of the Foundation, Ms. Katerina Svigos, 2014 Scholarship Award Recipient, Dr. George Alexopoulos, Chairman of the Academic Committee, and several other scholarship recipients (in the background).


Don't miss out on the opportunity to be amongst some of the most talented, educated and determined individuals in the country, while enjoying superb dinner, dancing, and an open bar! To make a reservation for our Gala on Saturday, June 20th at the Hilton Chicago, please click here or call (312) 357-6432. Join us!


We thank our generous donors who took part in




The following donations will be personally matched

dollar for dollar, by our Chairman, Chris Tomaras:


Endowment Benefactor ($500,000)

George A. Paterakis Family


Premier Benefactor ($10,000)


Helen Tomaras-Astin

The Nicholas J. and Anna K. Bouras Foundation

Dimitri & Eleni Bousis Family

Robert & Violetta Buhler Family

Tassos F. Chronopoulos Family

Devanco Foods

Fresh Farms International

Mary & Michael Jaharis

John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation

John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Foundation

Drs. A. Tom & Katherine Petropulos

George, Jamie, & Nicholas Reveliotis

Dr. George Skarpathiotis Family

Panagiotis Spyropoulos Family & George Zervas Family


Grand Benefactor ($5,000)

John, Arthur & Michael Balourdos

Mr. & Mrs. George Dovellos

Chris Panos Foods Corporation

Mr. & Mrs. Andreas Proimos


Benefactor ($2,500)


Dr. Thomas Adams P.C.

Athens Construction Co., Inc.

John & Elena Manos

Panton Eye Center

Elaine, John, & Tom Sotos


Patron ($1,000)


Hon. Louis G. Apostol & Family

Kosta Apostolopoulos Family

Mr. Demetri Astin

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Burns

Georgia A. Colovos & Vickie Soupos, RE/MAX Destiny

Panayotis & Elizabeth Danos

Mr. & Mrs. John Galanis

Mrs. Anna Giannoulias

Dr. & Mrs. Christos Giannoulias

Anastasia P. Graven & the late John Graven

Greek Islands Restaurant – Chicago & Lombard

Mr. John Hilaris

Mr. John Krontiras

Hon. Judge & Mrs. Lillios

Jim & Marianthe Logothetis

Macquarie Group Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Vasilios Mataragas

Mediterranean Gyros Products

Messinian Association of Michigan

Mr. George Nasiakos

NHIBT – Mr. Philip Bouzeos

Northwestern Medicine

Neo Kyma Messinias

Dr. Jeanne Novas / Novas, Dohr & Coll OB/GYN Associates, S.C.

Elaine & Bruce Rollins

Mr. Gregory Skarantavos

Noreen & James Speros

Yanni & Jenny Valsamas

Mr. & Mrs. Spyros Vaselopulos