Philanthropy

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Titles

  • President’s Council Member for the Midwest Region
    U.S. Fund for UNICEF
  • Her Excellency, Grand Cross of the Knight’s Templar
    Sovereign Military Order, Grand Priory of the United States of America
  • United Nations NGO Representative
    Representative in New York to the Economic and Social Council
  • Honorary Brigadier General
    U.S. Department of Defense, Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Former First Lady of New York State


Board Memberships

  • Church Council Member
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Miami, FL
  • President’s Council Member
    Midwest Region, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Chicago, IL
  • Director of Southeast Region
    Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC) , Miami, FL
  • Director of Great Lakes Region
    Hellenic American Women’s Council (HAWC), Chicago, IL
  • Philadelphia International Foundation (PIF)
    Wilmore, KY

Honorary Board Memberships

  • Albany Symphony Orchestra
    New York, NY
  • American Symphony Orchestral League
    Volunteer Council, New York, NY
  • Ronald McDonald House
    New York, NY
  • St. Peter’s Hospital Auxiliary
    New York, NY

Former Board Memberships

  • Chicago Public Library
    Chicago, IL
  • Combined Cardiac Research
    Women’s Foundation, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Committee of Thalassemia Concern
    Chicago, IL
  • DePaul University Board of Trustees
    Chicago, IL
  • Library of International Relations
    Chicago, IL
  • Little Flower Lay Organization (in her honor the name of the organization was changed from Little Flower Laymen’s Organization)
    Chicago, IL

Memberships

  • Sovereign Military Order
    Grand Priory of the United States of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Leadership 100 Program of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America
    New York, NY




Honorary Chairmanships

  • The Golden Heritage Award, Honoring His Grace Bishop Iakovos
    National Conference of Christians and Jews, Chicago, IL
  • Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award, Honoring Marilyn Miglin
    Chicago, IL
  • Capital Fundraising Committee, Community Cultural Center of Kimisis Tis Theotokou
    Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, New York, NY
  • “Evangelismos” Centennial Restoration Committee Dinner
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Chicago, IL
  • “Help Free our Children’s World of Cancer” Dinner
    American Cancer Society
  • Citizen’s Library Council
    New York State
  • Humanitarian Awards Dinner
    Hospital Audiences, Inc., New York, NY
  • Back to Brooklyn Dinner Dance
    Methodist Hospital, New York, NY
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship Fund, Inc.
    New York, NY
  • Cyprus Children’s Fund
    New York, NY
  • Silver Anniversary Luncheon
    St. Michael’s Home for the Aged, New York, NY
  • Boys Choir of Harlem Benefit Concert
    New York, NY
  • Hudson Valley Girl Scout Council Biannual Cadette Conference
    New York, NY
  • New York Urban League
    Bronx Branch, New York, NY
  • Women Alcoholics Next Step
    New York, NY
  • Cerebral Palsy Telethon
    Capital District, New York, NY
  • North General Hospital
    Harlem, NY


Chairmanships

  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Ball
    Annunciation Cathedral, Chicago, IL
  • Millennium Cathedral Ball
    Annunciation Cathedral, Chicago, IL
  • Cape Sounion (Greece) Reforestation Benefit Concert
    Chicago, IL
  • 50th Anniversary Gala Chicago Celebration
    UNICEF, Chicago, IL
  • Rita Hayworth Gala for the Alzheimer’s Association
    Chicago, IL
  • Templar Order Ecumenical Concert Fundraiser to Reconstruct Christ the King Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow
    Russia, USSR
  • Centennial Restoration Committee Dinner
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Chicago, IL
  • Capital Fundraising
    College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
  • Dr. George C. Cotzias Humanitarian Award Fundraising Gala
    The American Parkinson Disease Association, New York, NY
  • Christmas Seal Drive
    American Lung Association, New York, NY
  • Meals-on-Wheels Patrons Holiday Committee
    New York, NY
  • New York State Nutrition Watch Committee
    New York, NY
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
    New York, NY
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital for the Treatment of Thalassemia
    Chicago, IL
  • Little Flower Lay Organization (in her honor the name of the organization was changed from Little Flower Laymen’s Organization
    Chicago, IL
  • Cardiac Research Fund Recognition Dinner, University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL



Awards & Honors

  • National Merit Award
    Sovereign Military Order, Grand Priory of the United States of America
  • Unsung Heroine Award
    Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues, Chicago, IL
  • National Public Service Award
    American Hellenic Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Grand Dame
    Knights Templar, Grand Priory of the United States of America
  • Festival of Leadership Silver Jubilee
    Little Flower Lay Organization, Chicago, IL
  • Gold Medallion of Athens
    Athens, Greece
  • Heritage Award
    The Greek American Community Service, Chicago, IL
  • Woman of Vision Award
    National Society to Prevent Blindness, Chicago, IL
  • People of the Year Award, Association for Children with Retarded Mental Development (ACRMD)
    New York, NY
  • Woman of Distinction Award
    Pan-Euboean Society of America, Chicago, IL
  • Federation of Puerto Rican Association Residence, named in her honor, The Bronx Building
    New York, NY
  • United Cerebral Palsy Residence named in her honor
    Staten Island, New York, NY


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