Passing of Mr. Chris Tomaras

Passing of Mr. Chris Tomaras

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On the morning of October 14th, the United States lost another eminent and esteemed philanthropist, Chris Tomaras. According to a press release from the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (written by Dr. Olga Sarantopoulos), Mr. Tomaras had a “restless spirit” and a “selflessness, which led him during his life to initiatives that strengthened the vision of an united Hellenism and supported the new generation of Greek-Americans.” He was considered “the most ardent defender of our national causes and the ideals of our culture, our history and our Greek language.” He also founded the PanHellenic Scholastic Scholarship Foundation, which is the largest foundation giving financial aid to Greek Americans in the whole country. His passion for supporting Hellenistic civil, educational, and religious organizations will be missed.

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Kamal Hourani

Kamal Hourani is a first year student in the Religious Studies Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is also a participant of our Digital Disciples Program.