National Hellenic Society Annual NY Fundraiser a Resounding Success!
by Elena Kefalogianni
NY Heritage Greece, a transformative educational and cultural immersion program, has been made possible for over 700+ students through the generous support of the National Hellenic Society and others via its Heritage Greece Initiative. Last year 100+ Greek American college students participated in the Program.
With the help of the Heritage Greece Initiative Committee led by Doctor John Frankis, the NHS hosted its second poker fundraiser at the Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club in Manhasset, NY. This event provides an opportunity for Hellenes to come together and celebrate our collective commitment to preserving and passing on the rich Hellenic heritage to the next generation. “We want to thank our record number of participants this year that supported Heritage Greece at the Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club,” said Dr. Frankis.
Thanks to the overwhelming support and attendance by NHS members and friends, the NHS is excited to announce an expansion of the program, increasing the number of Heritage Greece student participants by an additional 40 students, bringing the total to 125+ for the upcoming summer!
Furthermore, the NHS is proud to have introduced a new host institution, The American College of Thessaloniki/Anatolia College, to the Heritage Greece family.
Heritage Greece has already profoundly impacted the lives of over 700 alumni, who describe it as a truly transformative experience. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and ensure that this program continues to shine as a beacon of Hellenic culture, education, and personal growth for generations to come. “Much gratitude goes out to the dedicated team behind the National Hellenic Society Heritage Greece Initiative for orchestrating a highly successful poker tournament in support of this transformative program benefiting Greek American college students. Our heartfelt thanks extend not only to Dr. John Frankis and his team but to all the remarkable players involved—your contributions are truly making a meaningful impact,” said Drake Behrakis, NHS President.