An important component of AHEPA’s mission is to create an awareness of the principles of Hellenism to society. These principles include a commitment to humanity, freedom, and democracy.
The scholarship program at the and local national level is administered by the AHEPA National Educational Foundation. It offers scholarships to a wide variety of students. Recipients are: traditional and non-traditional students; and high school seniors, college and post-graduate students who are looking to become tomorrow’s leaders.
Philanthropy and volunteerism have been pillars of strength for AHEPA. From natural disaster relief to raising funds for the elimination of life-threatening diseases to making significant contributions to their local neighborhoods, AHEPA is at the forefront of charitable giving.
AHEPA grassroots has a strong voice. With chapters in every major metropolitan city and in rural areas of North America, AHEPA communicates the positions of the Greek-American community to elected representatives at all levels of government, as well as to diplomatic leaders. AHEPA constituents are also interested in domestic policy areas affecting the philanthropic, civic, and community service-based programs in which they are involved.
What makes AHEPA unique from other organizations is the creation of the AHEPA Family. Together with three affiliated organizations, the AHEPA Family works as a unit toward the fulfillment of a common mission. Combined, the four organizations have contributed well over a billion dollars to projects throughout their history.
AHEPA members are proud of the contributions the ancient Greeks gifted to Western Civilization. As Americans, they share many of the values put forth by them: civic responsibility, philanthropy, education, family and individual excellence, and the ideals of democracy. This is the essence of their heritage. This is the core of the AHEPA mission.
I am very happy to welcome you to the Ottawa AHEPA community, where you do not have to be Greek to be part of this international organization that promotes the ideals of Hellenism.
AHEPA provides opportunities for philanthropy, civic involvement, supporting scholarship programs, and fundraising.
Please call me or send me a quick message and I would be very happy to spend some time with you and share about AHEPA.
I am very happy to welcome you to the Ottawa Daughters of Penelope community, where you do not have to be Greek to be part of this international organization that promotes the ideals of Hellenism.
DOP provides opportunities for philanthropy, civic involvement, supporting scholarship programs, and fundraising.
Please call me or send me a quick message and I would be very happy to spend some time with you and share about DOP.
Daughters of Penelope Chapter
According to Greek myth, Euphrosyne and the two other Charites were daughters of Zeus and the Oceanid Eurynome. The Greek poet Pindar states that these goddesses were created to fill the world with pleasant moments and good will.
Euphrosyne is a Goddess of Joy or Mirth, and the incarnation of grace and beauty. The other two Charites are Thalia (Good Cheer) and Aglaea (Beauty or Splendor). Her name is the female version of a Greek word euphrosynos, which means “merriment”. In Roman myths the Graces where known as the “Gratiae”. In ancient Greek religion, she was one of the Charites, known in English as the “Three Graces”. She was usually called Euthymia (Εὐθυμία).