Philoptochos is an army of women whose collective drive, dedication and heart help those who need it most. Philoptochos is compassion; it is love; it is strength. Philoptochos is you. Be part of a philanthropic movement. Join today and make a difference. Learn, grow and create bonds that will last a lifetime. You define what kind of member you will be. We are always looking for new skills, experiences and personalities, without them we would not be 27,500 members strong. We welcome you with open arms to join us in making a difference.
Philoptochos is celebrating 80 years of philanthropy this year. It is a testament to our membership that our past is so rich, our present so vibrant and our future so bright. When you join, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, knowledge and laughter. Through compassion, love and dedication, Philoptochos traverses boundaries. Be a part of this wonderful organization, join Philoptochos today. "Members are the foundation, heart and soul of our organization and the talents and gifts our members contribute are the sparks that light the flame of love and service for the underprivileged and the needy by their participation and actions." (Former Philoptochos National President Aphrodite Skeadas).
Officers:Kally Badavas, PresidentJoanna Chanis, Vice-President Sophia Koutris, TreasurerMaria Tamvakologos, Recording SecretaryPopy Koshivos, Corresponding SecretaryDr. Calliope Galatis, Advisor
Board Members:Aleka AkriviellisBetty CalliontzisAnna EliopoulosSophia FountasAglaia GeorgountzosFrances GiannakopoulosOlivia GiannakopoulosLula KiflitAntonia PapaslisCathy ScarlatosJane SenopoulosElizabeth TorresMaria Zafferes
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:
To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs; To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.
The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.
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Prayer Card: Our ministry is rooted in our relationship with our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus Christ. Our aid to the poor and those in need is part of our prayer life.