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AHI Confirms Award Recipients Including Zorba the Greek

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The American Hellenic Institute has announced its honorees for this year's Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Services Award Dinner.

This year's 40th Awards Dinner will be held in Washington, D.C. at The Capital Hilton on March 14th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The black tie event will honor AHI's founder Gene T. Rossides with the "AHI Hellenic Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award." It will posthumously honor both Anthony Quinn on the 100th Anniversary of his birthday, that will be accepted by his wife Katherine, and businessman, philanthropist and Hellenism advocate Ted G. Spyropoulos.

Art Designer, Director and Author George Lois will also be given an Award, along with philanthropist and businessman Aris Melissaratos. "Voice of the Redskins" Larry Michael, who is a past AHI Award recipient, will emcee the evening.

AHI President Nick Larigakis described the event, "We are excited about the unique program we have assembled for our annual awards dinner with the establishment of the AHI Lifetime Achievement Award and special presentation for Zorba the Greek."

The AHI President added, "All of our honorees have excelled in their respective professions and have given so much back to the community. We invite the community to join us as we look forward to celebrating the achievements of our honorees."