The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation celebrates its schoklarship recipients at fabulous gala with 500 guests.
Nearly 500 supporters came out to support the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation, as they recognized forty of the “best and brightest” Greek-American undergraduates in the nation. Selected for their notable scholastic achievements, students received a total of $250,000 in scholarships to continue attending some of the most prestigious universities in the US. Actress, writer, and producer Krystal White served as mistress of ceremonies.
Attendees of the June 20, 2015 event, included leaders of The Metropolis of Chicago — His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago, and His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos — plus civic leaders such as Secretary of State Jesse White; Vice Consul General of Greece Stathis Loukopoulos; Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus, Michael Dovellos; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago President Mariyana Spyropoulos; Honorable Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, James Booras; Executive Director & General Counsel of the Property Tax Appeal Board, Louis Apostol; Supreme Vice President of AHEPA, John Galanis; and John Kirk, president of the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation.
This year’s Chairman’s Challenge raised $225,000 in donations, which will be matched dollar for dollar by PHSF Chairman Chris Tomaras, for a total of $450,000.
“I am passionate about promoting education within the context of combining knowledge with personal values, in this case our Hellenic values, so that exceptional students of Greek descent will become life-long achievers and contribute meaningfully to society. This is our mission. We run this race with them and together we will go the distance to ensure their success,” said Mr. Tomaras.
The evening’s festivities also included the presentation of the 2015 Paradigm Award to ultra-marathon man, Dean Karnezis. His advice to the scholarships recipients, included wisdom from Ancient Greek philosophy: “O Tolmon Nika”, meaning, “Who Dares, Wins”.
COURTESY: PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation