Schenectady AHEPA 125
2020 - 2021 Officers
President: Phil Menagias
Vice President: James Gaminde
Secretary: Greg Sokaris
Treasurer: Chris Euripidou
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is by far the largest Greek-American organization. Its scope is international - with chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia and Greece. AHEPA was founded July 26, 1922, in Atlanta, Georgia, by visionary Americans of Greek descent to protect Hellenes from the evils of bigotry and to help assimilate them into American society in the early 20th Century. Although a majority of the membership is composed of Americans of Hellenic descent, application for membership is open to everyone who believes in the mission of the organization.
The mission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.
"Here, In America, AHEPA has long supported the Church institutions. Many church mortgages have been paid by AHEPA. St. Basil's has been fostered and sustained by AHEPA and its sisters in the Daughters of Penelope. Hellenic College and Holy Cross and its students have been the beneficiaries of AHEPA's love and support. AHEPA also honors and obeys the message of our Church to welcome and shelter one's neighbors through its incomparable AHEPA Housing initiative"
- His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I