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About Philoptochos

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos society is the official philanthropic women’s organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and one of the largest Christian women’s organizations in America.  The name means “friend of the poor” being derived from the Greek words philo(friend) + ptohos (poor).  Established in 1931, this non-profit organization is comprised of over 25,000 members in more than 480 chapters nationwide. The Holy Apostles chapter is one of the largest chapters nationwide with about 200 members. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote charitable and philanthropic outreach by aiding the poor, the hungry, the sick, the orphaned and the victims of disasters.

The Holy Apostles Chapter

  • More than 50 years of Philanthropic Endeavors
  • This chapter supports a variety of philanthropic and charitable organizations as well as programs that benefit our parish.  
  • Our volunteers assist year-round with projects and fundraising events to benefit the local community and national and international communitites.

 


Board of Directors for 2021-2023

Executive Board

President – Cynthia Stathopoulos  

1st Vice President – Anne Theophilos

2nd Vice President – Antella Thiakos

Treasurer – Eleni Poteres   

Asst. Treasurer – Wanita Loupakos (Metropolis Board)

Corresponding Secretary – Emily Rehn 

Recording Secretary – Sundy Urban 

Advisor - Faye Adams (Philanthropy)

Board Members

Chrisie Alex 

Diane Dietz

Aleka Ernst  (Programs, Publicity & Technology)

Stacy Kafkes

Nicole Kubesh

Cathy Magas (Pillars & Rocks)

Aleka Mandelaris (Pillars & Rocks)

Patty McKay (Philanthropy)

Kathy Obmascik (Membership)

Maria Patt (Philanthropy)

Bess Shizas (Sunshine)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Feed The Hungry

August 23, 2022 at 9 am

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church 

For more information, contact Cynthia Stathopoulos cstath11@comcast.net

 

Membership Night

September 20, 2022 at 7 pm

LaBarra Ristorante, OakBrook

RSVP to Aleka Ernst alekaernst@aol.com

 

Fashion Show 


CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM LINKS BELOW FOR PAST EVENT PICTURES!

 

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