The Hellenic Initiative’s 6th Annual Gala on September 21 Supports Entrepreneurial Programs in Greece

Event Honors Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and THI’s Regeneration Program Partner and

Philanthropist Corinne Mentzelopoulos, Owner of Château Margaux

NEW YORK CITY, September 4, 2018 — The Hellenic Initiative (THI), which leads the Greek diaspora community internationally in raising awareness and capital for Greece, is hosting its 6th Annual Gala to raise funds that will be invested in entrepreneurial programs in Greece. The gala 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.



Paul Polman
  • Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and THI’s Regeneration program partner.  THI’s ReGeneration program was launched in 2014 to train, mentor, and place highly qualified millennials in internships at top Greek and multinational companies. More than 320 internships have been created at more than 100 companies. Recognized as the top internship program in Greece, more than 80 percent of participants secure a contract extension or hire.
Corinne Mentzelopoulos


WHO:  Attendees will include:

  • Greek American economy and investment experts


  • Celebrity and social guests expected to attend include Princess Tatiana of Greece



WHAT:  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. THI also builds entrepreneurial skills in a new generation of business leaders. 


WHEN:  Friday, September 21, 2018. 6:00 PM cocktails and silent auction; 7:30 PM dinner and awards; 10:00 PM entertainment and dancing.


WHERE:  New York Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets), New York City  10019.


RSVP:  Black tie. Admission is free to members of the credentialed press.