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AHI to Host 38th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
February 20, 2013—No. 10 (202) 785-8430

AHI to Host 38th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner

Weekend Events Include Briefing with Greek, Cypriot Envoys

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) will host its 38th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner on March 9, 2013, 6 p.m., The Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

At the black tie affair AHI will honor:

  • Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate;
  • U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, Eleventh Congressional District of New York;
  • Philip Christopher, president, International Coordinating Committee – Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) and president, Pancyprian Association of America; and
  • Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, ambassador of the Hellenic Republic.

Alexis Christoforous, CBS News correspondent, will be the evening’s emcee.

“We are excited about the program we have assembled for our annual awards dinner,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis. “All of our honorees have excelled in their respective professions or as an institution. We look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community.”

Weekend of Events Planned

As part of the weekend’s festivities, AHI will host a dinner reception featuring Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki as the guest speaker, Fri., Mar. 8, 2013, 6 p.m, at the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Continental Hall. As part of the evening’s program, a private tour of the historic venue will take place.

AHI will also host a breakfast briefing with Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Christos Panagopoulos and Chargé d'affaires for the Embassy of Cyprus Olympia Neocleous on Sat., Mar. 9, 2013, 9 a.m., at the Capital Hilton.

  • To find out more information or to order tickets for the weekend’s events, please click here.

The American Hellenic Institute is a non-profit Greek American think-tank and public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

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For additional information, please contact Georgea Polizos at (202) 785-8430 or at [email protected]. For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our Web site at http://www.ahiworld.org.