AHEPA Receives $50,000 Gift
Anthony & Millie Kouzounis
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
(Order of AHEPA) is elated to be the recipient of a $50,000 gift from
Anthony and Millie Kouzounis of Houston, Texas, announced Supreme President
George G. Horiates.
The Kouzounises made the donation during this year’s #GivingTuesday
Matching Challenge; a challenge made possible by a $50,000 matching donation
by E. John and Cleo Rumpakis of Portland, Oregon. The two donations,
together with several online contributions–small and large–made during the #GivingTuesday
Matching Challenge, exceeded $100,000 and will go toward AHEPA’s “Century
Capital Campaign.” The goal of this development campaign is to increase the
current endowment to $10 million by AHEPA’s 100th anniversary
in 2022, according to Executive Director Basil N. Mossaidis.
“E. John and Cleo Rumpakis are to be lauded for setting an
exemplary standard of charitable giving, and we felt a responsibility to
meet it,” Anthony Kouzounis said.
Anthony is an AHEPA Past Supreme President and lifelong
member of Alexander the Great Chapter 29, Houston.
“We are deeply grateful to Anthony and Millie Kouzounis for
their generous gift,” Supreme President Horiates said. “Thanks to their
kindness and generosity, we have taken another step toward our ambitious
Century Capital Campaign goal. Further, our mission, and the charitable
programs that support it, are strengthened significantly thanks to all the
kind donations received.”
According to Horiates, the challenge continues either though
the $100,000 mark has been surpassed as it is never too late to donate.”