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Philoptochos is 26,000 strong nationwide. It is the 2nd largest women’s charitable organization in the U.S.  

Philoptochos is one woman asking another woman to help.

Philoptochos is YOU and ME making a real difference in people’s lives.

Philoptochos fulfills its mission through its National and Metropolis Boards and its more than 400 active chapters, nationwide.

Philoptochos responds immediately to needs and crises and its philanthropic outreach extends to each area of the country and throughout the world.

In 2019, National Philoptochos distributed $1.7 million in philanthropic aid.

Our St. Andrew’s Philoptochos chapter was founded in 1928.  Almost 100 years later, we still remain active carrying out our mission to help those in need within and outside of our St. Andrew church community.

For a printable booklet of the many St. Andrew’s Philoptochos outreach & beneficiaries, please click here.

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2021-2023 SAWPS Officers

President Hellena Chrones
Vice President Paula Bork
Recording Secretary Maria Kotsinis
Corresponding Secretary Eugenia Brelias
Treasurer Tia Manolakas
Assistant Treasurer Terri Mikuzis
Advisor Fotine Bloom

2021-2023 Board Members 

Anastasia Kafkes Katherine Siavelis
Vonnie Karafotias Alexandra White

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National Philoptochos Mission Statement 


The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is the duly accredited international women’s philanthropic organization of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  It has offered 90 years of philanthropy through a multitude of programs that make a difference in the lives of people.  The mission of the Society and all its chapters is:


  • To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, those with disabilities and the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; 

  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;

  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;

  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.

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Upcoming Philoptochos Events

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Please consider joining Philoptochos or renewing your stewardship to see how you can make a difference!

Click HERE to print a mail in Stewardship Form.

Make a payment by check as instructed at the bottom of the form


ZELLE payment to

and write 2023 Membership in the memo section.


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Past Philoptochos Events