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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 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
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)
Aleka Ernst (Programs, Publicity & Technology)
Cathy Magas (Pillars & Rocks)
Aleka Mandelaris (Pillars & Rocks)
Patty McKay (Philanthropy)
Kathy Obmascik (Membership)
Maria Patt (Philanthropy)
Bess Shizas (Sunshine)
May 17, 2022 @ 7pm
Brenda Myers-Powell, an American activist and advocate against human trafficking, will be the featured speaker. Brenda, a human trafficking survivor, is the co-founder and executive director of The Dreamcatcher Foundation, a nonprofit which aims to fight human trafficking in the Chicago area
October 22, 2022 @ 11am
Drury Lane, OakBrook
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