Dear Friends of the Mid Atlantic Greek American Foundation and the Hellenic News of America,
In the last few years, the economic crisis has affected many of our compatriots in Greece and amongst them, organizations that support many needy people in Epiros, Greece.
MAGAF and The «Hellenic News of America» undertake the responsibility to organize three events, with the aim to collect funds and support (this time) five specific organizations that benefit so many people in need, in Epiros.
We already planned the three major events, featuring the Music of EPIROS, performed by Epirotans, the renowned singers Savvas Siatras and Stavros Theodorou, the fine clarinet players George Bezanis and Christos Haliyiannis, under the auspices of George Rabos Orchestra. We are moved and thank all of them, for the donation of their exceptional talents.
The three events will be held at the Concordville Inn on January 15, 2016, greater Philadelphia, at the Cretan House «Omonoia» in New York, January 16 and at the Ikaros Restaurant in Baltimore-Washington Area on January 17, 2016.
The entrance fee will be at the $75 pp donation and $750 for a table of 10 people. Our goal is to raise $50,000 that will be distributed to the following organizations: The Orphanage and Elderly House in Konitsa, the Orphanage «Kivotos» in Pogonianni, the Iera Moni Sosinou in Parakalamos, the Cultural Society Demos Pogoniou and the Orphanage of Deropolis in Northern Epiros.
With the attached letter-invitation, we are asking for your willingness to participate as an individual, business or organization and get your tickets and or tables in advance or become a sponsor of an event, in order to reach our fund raising goal of $50,000 and help defray the transportation and lodging costs of the artists.
We are calling upon all of our friends, Epirotans and their friends, Hellenes and Phil Hellenes, Greek Americans and Americans, all the heads and Boards of the organizations to help us make a difference in Epiros. Please get in touch with us or any of the Committee Members listed bellow and declare your level of support. All Donations will be published for transparency. In addition, Participation to the team that will travel to Greece to distribute the funds is open to everyone; all members will provide their own expenses. A full report will be given at the end and can be viewed on the web.
Please consider attending and if you cannot attend, please consider donating.
We hope to see you at our fundraising events,
On behalf of the committee,
Suggested contribution: $75/pp, Table of 10: $750
I cannot attend but I want to contribute______
Please make checks payable to MAGAF/EPIROS and mail to:
MAGAF : P.O. Box 465, Concordville, PA 19331-0465
Mid Atlantic Greek American Foundation, Inc is a 501 (C) (3) no profit organization All contributions to MAGAF are tax exempt.
For More Information and Tickets call: 610-446-1463
New York Philadelphia Baltimore/Washington
Dr. Panagiotis Baltatzis, Nicholas Bardis, George Bezanis, Stathis Dosis, Annie Filiotis, Vasiliki Filiotis, Christos Haliyiannis, Dimitris Hios, Alexander Karas, Angeliki Kolla-Alissandratou, Paul Kotrotsios, Jenny Kravaris, Prof. John Lambris, George Lolis, Aris Melissaratos, Christos Natsis, Thymios Papademetris, George Rabos, Stavros Theodorou, Chrysoula Zikopoulos, Stavros Ziogas, Georgia Vavas
List still in formation we can always add your name here if you are willing to help