Following a beautiful Gala hosted by the OXI Day Foundation in which they presented their annual courage awards to deserving recipients, the National Hellenic Society celebrated OXI Day with an afterparty at the fabulous Alma Shriners building in Washington, D.C. The event was well attended, brining together Greek-Americans and philhellenes who share the same values and pride for their Hellenic culture and heritage.
NHS announced a $10 million Program Endowment campaign to demonstrate NHS' commitment to promote and pass on Hellenic heritage to the next generation.
NHS Vice-Chair of NHS' Board, Lea Soupata and Lea's husband, Sotiris Zervoulias pledged $1 million towards the $10 million Program Endowment goal. Lea and Sotiri's pledge serves as a commendable act of philanthropy reflecting their dedication to supporting Greek heritage and education.
NHS Chair, Drake Behrakis stated, "NHS is driven to serve our community as a beacon of excellence as we advance our vision to pass on Hellenism's torch to the next generation through our work and impactful programs. We see change in our demographic as opportunity, not a threat. Lea's gift is not just a financial contribution, but a heartfelt investment in the potential of every student that participates in the Heritage Greece Program as we strive to have them take our place one day as Hellenic heritage ambassadors."
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