Ladies Philoptochos Society 'Nausica'




Philoptochos is the philanthropic and charitable organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It is one of America's largest women’s philanthropic and religious organizations. Philoptochos's mission is to help the poor, destitute, hungry, elderly, sick, unemployed, orphaned, widowed, disabled, and disaster victims in the United States and elsewhere in the world. The Philoptochos Society's charitable work is performed with discretion, kindness, and respect and is funded through donations and fundraisers.


There are 19 board members and approximately 107 active members. Philoptochos assists in every ministry of Annunciation Church and is the umbrella organization for several ministries, some of which are included in the following pages.

Board meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM, and general meetings are held throughout the year.

All parish women are invited and welcomed to become active members of Philoptochos. We work in harmony towards the common purpose of serving the Church and the Greek Orthodox Community.

You are invited to visit the National Philoptochos Society website for information concerning the Society's national news, programs, history, leadership, membership, and bylaws.

Learn about the Patron Saints of the Philoptochos, Cosmas, and Damianos.

Please check our Weekly Bulletin and Community Calendar for current and upcoming Philoptochos events.


Contact Persons

President - Cathy Avgiris
1st Vice President - Patra Karidas
2nd Vice President - Angela Vlahos
Treasurer - Toula Pithis
Assistant Treasurer - Maria Grigorakakis
Recording Secretary - Kathy Verros
Corresponding Secretary - Maria McNally

Advisor - Stella Fisfis

Board Members: Joyce Gutchigian, Maria Kolokithias, Ginny Markos, Marianne Marmarou, Dora Mikroulis, Maria Mountis, Stella Nikolopoulos, Georgianne Pogas, Diane Saphos, Maria Skoutelas, Vaso Trifonidis.

Please see our Weekly Bulletin and Community Calendar for a timely listing of all Philoptochos' local and regional activities in which you may participate.

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