Philoptochos Chapter #3014 Evangelismos

The Annunciation Cathedral Philoptochos Chapter:
Making a Difference

We are part of a national network of 25,000 women in Philoptochos Chapters throughout the country who continually seek to extend our kindness to those who need it most. Together, our donations have helped to: support hospitals and organizations that assist children struggling to recover from serious health and medical conditions, rebuild communities ravaged by natural disasters, and feed at-risk seniors and families who have run out of options.

Locally, our Phioloptochos Chapter continues to support worthy organizations that serve some of our most vulnerable neighbors including: St. Basil Academy, Hellenic Nursing & Rehabilitation Center,Philoxenia House, Women’s Lunch Place, Dimock Center, Second Step, and the New England Center and Home for Veterans.
In 2022, the Philoptochos celebrates its 90th anniversary. Our hope is that you will fully embrace the kindness we have shared over the last 90 years by spreading the message to your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, and goddaughters. We need, and invite, all of them to join so we can continue our good work in 2022 and beyond.

Why Join Philoptochos? 

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).


Our Mission

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.


Get Involved, Become a Steward, Participate in our Chapter


Brochure:  We would like to welcome you to Philoptochos. Click here to learn more about one of America's leading philanthropic organizations.

Stewardship: Click Here to become a steward of our Cathedral Chapter #3014 Evangelismos today!

Scholarship: Each year our Philoptochos offers a scholarship to worthy Cathedral students. We ask that all interested students complete our 2022 Scholarship Application

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.


Our Philoptochos Board


Elizabeth Torres
Philoptochos President 

Elizabeth is an active lifetime steward of the Annunciation Cathedral. She has been serving on our Philoptochos Board since 2007. Elizabeth has served as Treasurer on the Philoptochos Board in the past. Currently, she serves as the Annunciation Cathedral's Chapter President for the 2021-2023 term. Elizabeth has also assisted with the Cathedral Youth Ministries and Sunday School over the years. She remains a faithful and active member of the Cathedral, and she is looking forward to welcoming you to our Ladies Philoptochos Society!


Aglaia Georgountzos, Vice President 

Sophia Koutris, Treasurer 

Olivia Giannakopoulos, Recording Secretary

Aleka Akrivlellis, Corresponding Secretary

Kally Badavas, Advisor

Board Members

Betty Calliontzis

Joanna Chanis

Anna Eliopoulos

Sophia Fountas 

Dr. Calliope Galatis

Fran Giannakopoulos

Lula Kiflit

Antonia Papaslis

Jane Senopoulos

Maria Tamvakologos

Maria Zafferes