The HCGM Fundraising Committee (FRC) was formed in 1998, following a decision of the HCGM Board of Directors and then motioned for approval at a General Assembly by a proud member of the Community, the late Evangelos Hatzis. At the time, the HCGM was in need of funds to aid with the payments of a bank loan from the Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec; this being the main reason behind the founding of the FRC.
Honorary co-chairpersons of the Committee are His Eminence Metropolitan Sotirios and the Honorable Consul General of Greece in Montreal, Mr. Nicolaos Sigalas. Honorary Member of the Committee is the Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Montreal, Dr. M. Paidoussis. The members of the Committee are approximately 20 and its President from 2000 until 2015 was the late Orpheus Vosniades. The current Chairman is Tassos Xipolitakis.
The last few years the Committee’s mandate is to raise funds in support of our Community’s trilingual primary school, and the schools of supplementary education, which have always been the reason for the continuation of our culture and our language with future generations. In order though to be able to continue this work, the FRC organises various fundraisers, such as the annual Radio-Marathon, and Lottery.
Since its formation, more than $ 4,000,000 has been raised from these events along with the continuous support of our compatriots which enables the HCGM Fundraising Committee to continue its endeavors.
For those wishing to support our efforts by making a donation can do so by telephone at (514) 738-2421 Ext. 114, or by sending a cheque by mail to our office (HCGM FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE, 5777 Wilderton, Montreal, QC H3S 2V7) or by sending a message with your pledge at the Committee’s e-mail address: [email protected] We accept payment by cheque, cash and by credit card (Visa, Master-Card).
In order to succeed in our efforts to preserve our Community’s excellent schools for a second century we need the support and the contribution of all Hellenes and our friends in Montreal. The Fundraising Committee is always looking for help and new volunteers. Those wishing to volunteer and help can do so by calling the number above.
Fundraising Committee’s Executive:
Tassos Xipolitakis, Chairman
Stavros Tsinalis, Vice-chairman
Panagiotis Tzimas, Secretary
Tassos Papacostas, Treasurer
Paris Petrou, Public Relations
Recent event: LOTTERY 2017
Past events: Taste & Tradition