The Hellenic Initiative's (THI) 7th Annual Gala was held in New York City on Friday, September 27th, 2019. The Gala was attended by over 850 guests from the United States, Greece, Canada, UK, and Australia. This year's Hellenic Initiative honoree went to the Coca-Cola Company, for their support of Greece through various initiatives. According to THI's President, George Stamas, the Gala successfully raised over $2.3 million, making this year's Gala the most successful fundraising event in the Greek Diaspora globally.
THI's Executive Director, Peter Poulos, said: "This year's Gala was our best ever, and it is a testament to the enthusiasm and dedication of the Greek Diaspora, who want to connect to- and support the Greek homeland" .
For the past seven years, THI has provided over $15 million in grants to support its twin missions of building entrepreneurial programs that help keep talented young Greeks from leaving the country, and providing crisis relief for underserved communities in Greece, particularly children.
During the Gala, THI and The Coca-Cola Company announced a new $1 million donation to ReGeneration, Greece’s largest internship program, which has engaged with more than 400 companies. The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Hellenic Initiative, and the Coca-Cola Company are founding donors of ReGeneration.
About The Hellenic Initiative
Founded in 2012, THI is a global, nonprofit, secular institution mobilizing the Greek Diaspora and Philhellene community around the world to support sustainable economic recovery and renewal for the Greek people. THI's programs build entrepreneurial skills in a new generation of business leaders and also address crisis relief through strong nonprofit organizations.
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Source: The Hellenic Initiative
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