Toronto Greek community raises over one million at star-studded gala


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 The Hellenic Heritage Foundation’s 14th Annual Fundraising Gala “A Night in Plaka” featuring Greek recording artist Konstantina was a huge success! Konstantina brought sounds of the Plaka into the Paramount venue and had over 650 guests singing and dancing throughout the evening. According to event participants, over one million dollars was raised.
The Hellenic Heritage Foundation’s mission is to pursue projects that provide facilities and services that in return create a fertile environment for Hellenic culture and heritage to complement Canadian society, as well as share the Hellenic culture and heritage with the broader Canadian community, reinforcing both its accomplishments and contributions.
Last year alone, the Hellenic Heritage Foundation donated some $100,000 to the Hellenic Hope Centre, a non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to providing support and services to people with physical and developmental disabilities and their families. Parallel to this it established The Hellenic Heritage Foundation Graduate Fellowship 2010 in Modern Greek History within the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University through a donation of $75,000. This endowed donation will be awarded annually to a student in the Graduate Program in History, specializing in Modern Greek History and is the second graduate fellowship the foundation has established; and in 2006, an endowed donation of $50,000 from the foundation established the first HHF Graduate Fellowship in Modern Greek History.
HHF has also assisted in the establishment of 5 Undergraduate Scholarships in Hellenic Studies at York University. The donated amount of $65,000 will receive matching funds from the Ontario government and will be awarded to students continuing their studies in Modern Greek history, language or literature.
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