Recognizing his work in promoting Hellenism and Greek ideals through numerous projects, the Order of AHEPA honored Gregory C. Pappas with their “Achievement in Hellenism” award at their 97th international convention in Chicago in July.
Pappas has written thousands of informative articles via his website, The Pappas Post, which is read by hundreds of thousands of global readers avert month. He is also an award-winning producer of numerous Greek-inspired documentaries and short films that have brought to the fore relatively unknown stories from throughout Greek history.
He also founded the Greek America Foundation, a charitable organization that has disrupted the Greek North American landscape with unique programming targeting young people.
The foundation’s programming includes full-semester study abroad scholarships in Greece, a philanthropic initiative that supports charities in Greece, dynamic events that have built a large community of supporters and an innovative summer volunteer program.
While accepting his award before more than 800 AHEPA members, Pappas announced plans to launch a new initiative of the foundation called the Greek America Corps. The initiative will aim aims to build “an army of good” from the United States and Canada that supports charitable and humanitarian initiatives in Greece during year-round volunteer missions.
Featured image / Courtesy of Dimitrios Panagos, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
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