The Hellenic Initiative’s 4th Annual London Event recognizing the work of HOPEgenesis and the Kivotos tou Kosmou with a special performance by Mr. Antonis Remos Sold out event raises over 250,000 GBP to fund THI’s work in Greece
May 28, 2019
Over 400 international guests attended THI’s 4th Annual Gala at the Dorchester Hotel in London on May 23rd. The sold out crowd raised more than 250,000 GBP to fund THI’s philanthropic work in Greece.
Event Co-chairs Mr. Nikos Stathopoulos, Mr. Constantine Logothetis and Princess Tatiana thanked the attendees for their generous support. THI Executive Director, Mr. Peter Poulos recognized the work of THI’s Young Professional Group, The New Leaders. THI Board President, Mr. George Stamas introduced THI Board Members who were in attendance including Mrs. Marianna Vardinoyannis and Mr. Bill Doucas.
The evening honorees were Kivotos tou Kosmou, which was established in 1998 by Father Antonios Papanikolaou, and provides special care and protection to vulnerable mothers and children in Greece. Father Antonios accepted the award on their behalf.
The second honoree was HOPEgenesis, a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 in the field of medicine that addresses the issue of low birth rates in Greece. Its mission is to provide comprehensive medical care and treatment for women who become pregnant until the day they give birth. HOPEgenesis’ is contributing to the revival, development and increase of Greece’s population. Dr. Stephanos Chandakas, HOPEgenesis’ founder, accepted the award on their behalf.
International recording star, Mr. Antonis Remos and his band, gave a very special performance and entertained the sold out crowd until well after midnight.
A silent auction with fantastic prizes including stays at luxury Greek hotels, like Mykonian Collection and Belvedere Mykonos, jewelry from Vourakis, Kessaris, Serkos and Katramopoulos and one of a kind items from Mary Katrantzou, Vardas, Navarino Icons and MePe Greece raised over 40,000 GBP. Greek food start-up sensation Carpo provided gift bags for all those in attendance.
Since its founding in 2012, THI has distributed over $15 million USD to support direct crisis relief and programs supporting entrepreneurship and economic development in Greece.