5th THI Annual Gala

benefitting Crisis Relief, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development for people of Greece

September 29, 2017 New York Hilton Midtown 1335 6th Avenue, New York City Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6:00pm Dinner and Awards at 7:30pm Entertainment and Dancing at 10:00pm


Marianna V. Vardinoyannis | Elpida

Marianna V. Vardinoyannis is a Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO for the protection of children, founder and president of the “Marianna V. Vardinoyannis Foundation”, of the “ELPIDA Friends’ Association of Children with cancer” and of the “Orama Elpidas Association”. She created the first Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Greece, which receives 80% of children with cancer in Greece. For more than 27 years, she has fought against childhood cancer through the “ELPIDA Association” and due to this work, thousands of children from Greece and the Mediterranean region have been saved from cancer.

The Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award | The Libra Group

The Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award is funded and administered by the Libra Group on behalf of The Hellenic Initiative. The Libra Group has committed more than €10 million to the award. Other supporters include the Australia-based property investment and development company, Jalouise Pty Ltd, which has contributed US $500,000 to the program and Piraeus Bank offering its valuable support to the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award participants through its subsidiary, the Excelixi Centre of Sustainable Entrepreneurship, since 2013. Support and mentoring for winners is provided by the Libra Group and other supporters of the program.


Sakis Rouvas @ THI 5th GALA



Andrew N. Liveris, Gala Co-Chair – Dennis Mehiel, Gala Co-Chair – Michael Psaros, Gala Co-Chair – George P. Stamas, Gala Co-Chair – George Svokos, Gala Co-Chair – Michael N. Bapis – Drake Behrakis – William P. Doucas – John D. Georges – John Horozoglou – Constantine Karides – Nick Kolovos – John S. Koudounis – Amb. Eleni T. Kounalakis – Toula Livanos – John Pappajohn – Fotios Piniros – Jennifer Poulakidas – Cathy Sakellaris – Carlene Soumas – Nikos Stathopoulos – Princess Tatiana



President Bill Clinton – Honorary Chairman, Andrew N. Liveris – Chairman Dean Dakolias – George A. David – William P. Doucas – Muhtar Kent – Emeritus Nicholas Lazares – George M. Logothetis – Dennis Mehiel – Alexander Navab – John Pappajohn – Michael Psaros – George Sakellaris – George P. Stamas, President – Harry Wilson – Father Alexander Karloutsos – Honorary Advisor Princess Tatiana, International Ambassador


Maria Allwin – Drake Behrakis – John P. Calamos, Sr. – Aris Candris – John Catsimatidis – Achilles Constantakopoulos – Jeremy Downward – George Frazis – John D. Georges – Arianna Huffington – Constantine Karides – Savas Konstantinides – John S. Koudounis – Nikos Koumettis – Amb. Eleni Kounalakis – Ted Leonsis – Alexander Macridis – George Marcus – Panos Marinopoulos – Corinne Mentzelopoulos – C. Dean Metropoulos – Nick Mitaros – Nikos Mouyiaris – Nicholas G. Pappas – Nikos Stathopoulos – George Svokos – George Tsunis



Justin Bozonelis, Co-Chair – Katie Lazares, Co-Chair – Paul Stamas, Co-Chair – Ourania Yancopoulos, Co-Chair – Peter Alemis – Christopher Allwin – Michael Apostolides – Taso Argyos – Emilia Bechrakis – Sylvia Boulouta – Eunice Buhler – Andrea Catsimatidis – John Catsimatidis, Jr. – Pantelis J. Constantinides – Peter Corsell – Julia Dimitriadis – Paul W. Doucas – William P. Doucas III – Yiannis Emmanoualidis – Manny Frangiadakis – Christopher S. Goulakos – Stephanie Stamas Goulakos – Christina Hioureas – Stephanie Kacoyanis – Eleni Kanatsouli – Victoria Katsarou – Nick Katsoulis – Daphne Konstantinides – Harry Koulos – Nicholas P. Lazares – Zach Leonsis – Sofia Lingos – Tatiana Lingos-Webb – Alexandra Liveris – Anthony Liveris – Christos Marafatsos – Alexandria Marcus – Meredith Nelson – Chrys Nikopoulos – Thanos Papaioannou – George Papaliodis – Nicholas Papapolitis – Christos Perakis – George Petrocheilos – Peter Psiachos – Maria Raptis – Constantine Skarvelis – Margaret Skourlis – Stephanie X. Stamas – Paulina Stamatelos – Alexandra Svokos – Elizabeth Svokos – Jason Tsoukas – Eleni Tsouvelekakis – Konstantinos Vasilakakis – George Zapantis




Dean and Monique Dakolias – William P. and Elizabeth Doucas – Andrew N. and Paula Liveris – George and Judy Marcus – Dennis and Karen Mehiel – John and Mary Pappajohn – Michael and Robin Psaros – George P. and Georgia Stamas – George Svokos, Trustee, The Agnes Varis Trust

Anonymous, Motor Oil


Anonymous – Nick and Marcie Alexos – Maria Allwin – Drake and Maria Behrakis – John and Mae Calamos – John A. and Margo Catsimatidis – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP – Coca Cola Hellas – Achilles Constantakopoulos – Jeremy and Nayia Downward – ELPIDA Association of Friends of Children with cancer – Kirkland & Ellis LLP – John D. and Dathel Georges – Constantine and Angela Karides – The Koudounis Family – Ambassador Eleni T. and Markos Kounalakis – Ted and Lynn Leonsis – Libra Group – George and Nitzia Logothetis – Corinne Mentzelopoulos – Dean and Marianne Metropoulos – Nikos and Carol Mouyiaris – Alexander and Mary Kathryn Navab – Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison LLP – Theo Roussis, Ravago – George and Caterina Sakellaris – Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation – Eric Vassilatos – Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP – George Damis Yancopoulos


Atlantic Bank – Bloomberg Philanthropies – Thomas E. Constance, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP – Alexander and Evee Georgiadis – Socrates Goulakos – Mizuho Bank – Fotios Piniros, Morgan Stanley & Co. – Konstantinos Samaras, Raycap S.A. – Wells Fargo


Michael and Julie Angelos – Michael Bapis, Hightower Advisors – BNP Paribas – Robert and Violetta Buhler – Northern Trust – James and Theodore Pedas Family Foundation – Philip and Annitsa Philliou – Nick and Julie Sakellariadis – Santander – Theodore C. Vakrinos and Dr. Helen Abadzi – Bill and Heather Vrattos


Peter Alemis – Eunice Buhler – John Catsimatidis, Jr. and George Petrocheilos – Christopher and Stephanie Goulakos – Katie Lazares – Chrys Nikopoulos – Maria Raptis – Ryan and Emilia Serhant – Constantine and Kristen Skarvelis – Paul and Stephanie X. Stamas – Paulina Stamatelos

Partial List as of August 30, 2017


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