Our Mission

A few years ago, a group of prominent Greek American leaders and philanthropists representing a diversity of professional fields and philanthropic values founded “Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism” as a response to a challenge issued by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios. The core mission of this endowment is to promote Hellenism and an understanding of the Greek Orthodox faith through a series of high quality innovative educational programs and cultural initiatives through an endowment to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

For over four generations, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and its parishes have been the first to introduce and celebrate new members of all ages into our faith and community. The Church is the primary place where different generations of Greeks, Greek-Americans, and many non-Greeks coalesce for religious, educational, cultural and social purposes. Faith works to support the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in creating the ministries and educational programs that promote an understanding of our Orthodox faith, Hellenic culture, and the relationship of the two to each other and to America’s multicultural landscape. The primary focus of Faith is to fund and encourage the development of new educational and cultural initiatives and opportunities through the Archdiocese for our community and future generations.

More than ever, with our community membership expanding, there is an urgent need to support the existing educational programs as well as to promote new programs and opportunities that will incorporate new technologies, resources and that partner with secular, educational, and cultural institutions. A commitment to excellence and realistic long term sustainability is at the core of the development of new programs to support the advancement of Hellenism and Orthodoxy in the United States for young, adult and elderly audiences.