St. Catherine’s Philoptochos
Did you know that the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. may be the largest Christian Women’s Philanthropic organization in the United States?
Join now and be a member of this dynamic charitable group. Your membership and support, along with that of thousands from across the nation, makes it possible to support those in desperate need. The possibilities are endless and together we can make a difference.
Membership is available to everyone 18 years or older whether she/he is an active member or just a supporting member. For more information, please contact Chryssanthe Rafael at [email protected].
St. Catherine’s Philoptochos Executive Board:
President: Sofia Zachariadis
1st Vice President: Chryssanthe Rafael
2nd Vice President: Cheryl Ipiotis
Treasurer: Debbie Catacosinos
Assistant Treasurer: Maria Phillips
Corresponding Secretary: Chrissy Zografos
Recording Secretary: Maria Verveniotis
Advisor: Vasilianna Fakiris
Elena Razis Ljuljic
Elections are held every two years.
The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the accredited women's philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society is:
To aid the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, 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.
For more information regarding the national Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos, log onto
Every year, St. Catherine’s Philoptochos organizes, participates, and supports many philanthropic activities and projects that help individuals, families, and organizations spiritually and financially and always with discretion, courtesy, and kindness.
Following are some of the efforts we have supported most recently in the community:
St. Basil Academy Send a Child to Camp St. Paul Initiative
Visits to the Homebound
Annual Scholarship for High School Senior
Annual Christmas Angel Program
Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive
North Shore Homeless Shelter
Glen Cove Youth Bureau
The Glen Cove Senior Center
Care to Knit
Hearts for Hospice
New Ground Veteran Program
Feed the Hungry at Penn Station
Our chapter has also supported National and District Philoptochos with the following programs:
Emergency & Disaster Reliefs
Hellenic Cultural Center
St. Michael’s Home
Children’s Medical Fund
St. Basil Academy
International Orthodox Christian Charities
National Sisterhood of Presbyteres Benevolent Fund
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Retired Clergy Benevolent Fund
Hellenic College Holy Cross Scholarship Program
St. Photios Shrine
St. Nicholas Shrine at Ground Zero
Click here to download our St. Catherines Scholarship Application for Seniors.
For more information on any of our efforts, please contact Sofia Zacharo at [email protected]. Also, please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/887784737985888/?ref=share and on Instagram: philoptochosbrookvilleny