Friend of the poor

The word "Philoptochos," meaning "friend of the poor," aptly describes this multi-faceted organization whose philanthropy extends not only to families in need, the sick and the elderly, but to programs and institutions in our communities, our Holy Archdiocese and Ecumenical Patriarchate. The philanthropic endeavors of the Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society is a genuine expression of love and Christian Charity. This expression of love is evident in the multitude of meaningful programs and services that reach those in need on a local, national and global level.

Denver Chapter 8010 - Mission Statement

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of the Society shall be:

  • 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: and

  • 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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special announcements - Call to Reserve a Spot!

TASTE OF GREECE COOKING CLASSES - hands on classes where you will prepare the seasonal menu items then dine on the sumptuous Greek meal you have just created. Each class costs $75.00 per person. Everything you need will be provided and there will be lots of personalized instruction. Classes will meet at the Assumption Cathedral Community Center at 4610 East Alameda Ave. Denver, CO 80246 Call now to make reservations Tel: 303-388-9314 or email us at

2019 - 2020 Schedule: All classes begin at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Dates: October 16, 2019 ~ January 22, 2020 ~ April 29, 2020 ~ July 22, 2020

Proceeds will benefit Philopotchos Philanthropic Outreach Programs


Click HERE to join or renew your Philoptochos Membership, make a donation or purchase a cookbook via credit card.

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Mitsi Andrews | Board Member
Liz Contos | Board Member
Deya Dejanovic | Board Member
Angelina Demos | Board Member
Teresa Katopodes | Board Member
Phyllis Kennebeck | Board Member                                  Alexandra Kitsos | Board Member                      
Elaine McCoy | Board Member
Kim Pappas | Board Member
Nikki Phillips | Board Member
Janice Thomas | Board Member

Niki Mott | President
Sandy Krikos-Engelke| 1st V.P.
Christine Smith | 2nd V.P.
Mary Athanites | Treasurer
Angelique Roussalis | Asst. Treasure
Mitsi Andrews | Recording Secretary
Dianne Sweeney | Corresponding Secretary  
Klea Kappos | Advisor