The Hellenic Initiative’s 7th Annual Gala on September 27
Supports Entrepreneurial Programs in Greece
NEW YORK CITY, September 17, 2019 — Greek wine and gourmet food producers and purveyors from around the world have come together to help Greece’s economic recovery by donating items that will be sold in a silent and live auction on Friday, September 27 at The Hellenic Initiative’s (THI) 7th Annual Gala in New York City to be held at the New York Hilton Midtown.
Featured will be items from The Hotel Grand Bretagne, Navarino Icons, Eleni’s Cookies, and many restaurants. Visit the auction website here for the full list, including art, jewelry, fashion, and luxury destinations.
THI leads the Greek Diaspora community internationally in raising awareness and capital for Greece. The Gala not only raises funds that will be invested in entrepreneurial programs in Greece, but which also will support Greek NGOs that foster economic development opportunities and provide crisis relief for underserved communities in Greece, particularly children. Last year’s gala raised more than $2 million, making it the most successful fundraising event in the Greek Diaspora globally.
|Hotel Grande Bretagne
Complimentary accommodation at the Hotel Grand Bretagne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens, for two nights in a Deluxe Suite, including breakfast.
Value $2,000 Minimum Bid $1,000
Wooden gift box, including Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml, roasted red pepper, tomato dip 500g, crushed eggplant 500g, white Balsamic Vinegar 250ml, olives Kalamon 360g, Biscuits 120g, honey with honeycomb 400g, organic fig marmalade, lemon marmalade, sesame seed bar 40g, chocolate bites, ceramic piglet.
Value $140 Minimum Bid $70
Three (3) cookie gift boxes from Eleni’s New York, including the popular NYC themed The Big Apple set, a seasonal Autumn box of fall leaves, and one Chocolate Chip Signature tin.
Value $200 Minimum bid $100
Restaurants and luxury destinations that also have donated items to the auction include:
|Avra Madison—restaurant gift certificate||$250||$125|
|Loi Estiatorio—dinner for six (6)||$900||$450|
|Mandolin Aegean Bistro—dinner for four (4)||$200||$100|
|Nobu 57—dinner gift certificate||$300||$150|
|NoMad NY—dinner for two (2)||$220||$110|
|Oceana—lunch or dinner for two (2)||$150||$75|
|Ousia—lunch or dinner for four (4)||$200||$100|
|Per Se—lunch for two (2)||N/A||N/A|
|Souvlaki GR—dinner for eight (8)||$500||$250|
|The French Laundry||$1,000||$500|
|Astra Zante Villas—Five (5) day stay||$2,100||$1,050|
|Calilo Beach Heaven—Ios island||$5,270||$2,635|
|Electra Hotels & Resorts stay||$1,500||$750|
|New Hotel two night stay with accommodations||$1,020||$510|
|New York Hilton Midtown||$800||$400|
|Sani Asterias, Sani Resort, Halkidiki Greece||$4,800||$2,400|
About The Hellenic Initiative
Founded in 2012, THI is a global, nonprofit, secular institution mobilizing the Greek diaspora and Philhellene community to support sustainable economic recovery and renewal for the Greek people. THI’s programs address crisis relief through strong nonprofit organizations and builds entrepreneurial skills in a new generation of business leaders.