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AHEPA FAMILY NEWS

AHEPA Receives $1.25 Million Gift from Horton Estate
Largest one-time cash gift will support the AHEPA Hospital in Thessaloniki
AHEPA announced a gift of $1.25 million to its Charitable
Foundation, the largest one-time cash gift from a donor in
the organization's 95-year history, from the Estate of Nancy P.
Horton, on January 23, 2017, announced Supreme President
Andrew C. Zachariades. An annual donation will be made in
Nancy Horton's name in support of the AHEPA Hospital in
Thessaloniki, Greece.
"Words cannot express our sincere appreciation and
gratitude to Nancy Horton, a tremendous philhellene who
was a philanthropist and academic," Supreme President
Zachariades said. "Austerity measures have taken a toll on
Greece's public health sector where public hospitals' budgets
have been slashed and medical supplies recycled. Nancy
Horton's generosity will help to address this dire situation."
Nancy Horton, an author and poet, passed away February 18,
2016. She was 103. Horton was the daughter of George Horton,
who was the former United States Consul General in Athens
and Smyrna at the time of the September 1922 Catastrophe. He
authored the book, "The Blight of Asia," which was a first-person eyewitness account of the Smyrna Catastrophe.

"Nancy Horton's extraordinary benevolence will be memorialized at the AHEPA Hospital in Thessaloniki," said Nicholas
A. Karacostas, chairman, AHEPA Board of Trustees. "It's her
selfless charitable giving that will allow AHEPA to continue to
meet its public health assistance
to Greece; a commitment that
AHEPA has maintained for seven
decades, starting in the aftermath
of World War Two."
Executive Director Basil
Mossaidis added, "AHEPA is
deeply grateful to Nancy Horton,
who appreciated the importance
of philanthropy and education and
the positive impact AHEPA has
Nancy P. Horton
had in the community when it
comes to meeting these facets of the organization's mission.
Her example of donating to our organization is inspiring."
The AHEPA Hospital in Thessaloniki was dedicated in
1951.

LESLYE ALEX PHILLIPS

AHEPA Family Celebrates 35th
Anniversary of Saint Photios
National Shrine Dedication

Cindy Samaan is presented with her third place prize.

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Past AHEPA Family Supreme and Grand Lodge officers were in attendance to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the dedication of Saint Photios
National Shrine, Feb. 5, 2017, St. Augustine, Fla. At the celebration,
AHEPA Speedway Chapter 410, Daytona Beach, Fla., presented awards for
its St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine Essay Contest. The chapter
started the contest in 2015 to raise awareness about the 500 Greek colonists who arrived in America in 1768 as indentured servants to establish
the New Smyrna plantation and to raise awareness of their immigration
story as part of early American history. Ellie Stamatogiannakis captured
first prize, Chris Karafotias, second prize; and Cindy Samaan, third prize.
In 1984, AHEPA made a $66,445.41 donation to pay off the Shrine's
mortgage in full. Previously, in 1982, AHEPA contributed $10,000 for a
fresco in the St. Photios Chapel depicting "The Crucifixion of Christ."

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