The recent launch of the J. Luce Foundation's Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece -- whether economically distressed, orphaned, or refugee -- was an enormous success. Held at an elegant Upper East Side Greek restaurant, the event gathered over sixty people of goodwill who care about children, any children, who suffer in Greece.
I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.
Greece may be out of the headlines, but it is not off the Greek-American community’s agenda.
I was in Greece last week and experienced a country completely different than was being portrayed on TV, amazed at how political and economic considerations could color the news so darkly.
“If you are Greek, wherever you go -- if you are in the middle of the jungle -- you just look for another Greek, and you
While the Hellenic American Leadership Council made no endorsement in Greece’s July 5 referendum on the creditors’ bailout
My parents, though they were filled with their own, very apparent pain, continued to speak respectfully of each other to me. They did not run each other down, understanding that if they did, they would be running down not only each other, but my ideals and dreams of love as well.
It is why I call myself a Greek American, Greek first. It is why I have pictures of my immigrant parents always in view and it is why this particular month instills a tremendous sense of pride in me. I can't help it.
It is worth keeping in mind, though, that after every catastrophic phase, after every setback, both Greece and the NY Jets have managed to survive, recover and, on occasion, prosper. Both Greeks and Gang Green nation are nothing but truly resilient.
In the United States, nobody needs to remind people of their own role or their own power in creating the future they want to see. Perhaps it is something that is almost written into your cultural DNA, a desire to answer your Founding Fathers' call to create a "more perfect union."