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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 (Membership)

Advisor - Faye Adams (Philanthropy)

Board Members

Chrisie Alex (Membership)

Diane Dietz

Aleka Ernst  (Programs, Publicity & Technology)

Stacy Kafkes

Nicole Kubesh

Cathy Magas (Pillars & Rocks)

Aleka Mandelaris (Pillars & Rocks)

Patty McKay (Philanthropy)

Kathy Obmascik

Maria Patt (Philanthropy)

Bess Shizas (Sunshine)



UPCOMING EVENTS

Membership Night

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 @7pm

Millhurst Banquets, Oak Brook Terrace.

Fashion Show

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @11am

Drury Lane, Oak Brook Terrace

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon for lunch, fashions and prizes!

A special thanks to our Co-Chairs, Wanita Loupakos and Elaine Katzioris, for their tireless efforts!



Links

Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos 

Metropolis of Chicago Facebook Page

National Philoptochos