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.


Holy Apostles Philoptochos Society

Board of Directors for 2015-2017


President – Faye Adams  

1st Vice President – Cynthia Stathopoulos

2nd Vice President – Anne Theophilos

Treasurer – Anthoula Pomrening   

Asst. Treasurer – Nia Kouchis   

Corresponding Secretary – Bess Shizas 

Recording Secretary – Sundy Urban

Advisor - Eleftheria Parafink


Board Members

Chrisie Alex

Mary Jean Angelos

Tina Dillon

Aleka Ernst

Cathy Magas 

Aleka Mandelaris

Patty McKay

Evelyn Paleothodoros

Maria Patt

Eleni Poteres

Emily Rehn

Antella Thiakos

Margo Tomaras


 Upcoming Events



HCSFood Drive

Godparent's Luncheon

Loaves & Fishes Food Collection

Gifts for Needy Children

"Rise and Shine" Food Drive

Philoptochos Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Koukla's Kafenio

Philoptochos Membership and Envelope







 For more information about Holy Apostles Philoptochos, contact Faye Adams at (630) 517-8097.

Thank you for your continued support of our Holy Apostles Philoptochos Society chapter. 

Faye Adams