Philoptochos Society




Our mission is to use our philanthropic efforts to willingly serve the needs of those who are poor in health, spirit and basic sustenance. Our focus is to achieve spiritual growth and enlightenment in order to accomplish our endeavors together in accordance with God’s will and within the teachings of our Greek Orthodox faith.

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The Philoptochos Society, the official philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, was established in November, 1931, by the late Patriarch Athenagoras I, who was then serving as Archbishop in North and South America. The members of Philoptochos are dedicated members of the Church who offer countless hours to the philanthropic, humanitarian, and Christian mission of the Church.

There are over 500 Philoptochos chapters in the United States. The National Philoptochos President is responsible for coordinating the National Board, the Diocesan Boards and the local Philoptochos chapters in every parish of the Archdiocese.


The main aim and purpose of Philoptochos is philanthropy, the loving care of human sufferings. Our goal is to help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the disabled and victims of disasters whether in our country or wherever the need arises.

The Annunciation-Evangelismos actively supports the following charities
Annunciation Philoptochos
Chapter 40
2023-2025 Officers

Zoe G. Foundotos, President

Niki Devaris Morgulis, Vice President

Alexandra King, Secretary

Iphigenia-Danae Kapoulea, Secretary

Kaliope Kostas, Treasurer

Stacey Nicholas, Member

Susan Williams, Member

Kay Kalogerakis, Member



The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and has offered 90 years of philanthropy through a multitude of programs that make a difference in the lives of people in the United States and throughout the world.


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