Who We AreBOARD OF DIRECTORS
Panagiotis D. Nikolopoulos
Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei, Ph.D.
Stavros Basseas, Ph.D.
Dr. Anthony Ferguson
Maria N. Stamatopoulos
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Linos G. Benakis
Counselor, Academy of Athens
Chairman, Greek American Nursing Home
Hariklia Dimitropoulos-McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Loyola University, Chicago
Thanasis Economou, Ph.D.
Director, Government Archives
Province of Argolidos, Greece
John G. Manos
George Papadantonakis, Ph.D.
Publisher, Ermioni Magazine
Admiral (Ret'd) Hellenic Navy
Eleftherios Fitras (†)
Efstathios Bourodimos (†)
George P. Alexandrou (†)
The American Philhellenes Society was established to identify the Americans who, under the leadership of President James Monroe, supported and/or fought for the independence of Greece during the years 1810-1840 and to recognize and make known their contributions to the cause of freedom.
We believe that it is time for us, as Greeks, Americans and American-Greeks to research these lives of these brave Philhellenes and to identify their descendants and honor them for their ancestor’s contributions. We have already identified some of the descendants of George Jarvis, Samuel Gridley Howe, and Jonathan P. Miller, and continue our efforts in this area. We believe that our ultimate findings will benefit both our countries and strengthen ties between them.
In this effort, we ask your assistance. We need people with the time and the knowledge to research these and the many other American Philhellenes, and trace their families. Please contact us to help in this effort.
State Representative Mrs. Linda Chapa La Via
Mr. Tom Weisner, Mayor of the City of Aurora
Mr. & Mrs. Dimitris Bousis
Mr. Michael D. Bousis, Cermak Market, Aurora, IL
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Spiropoulos, T.G.S. Petroleum, Inc.
Mr. Stavros Baseas, PHD, Zenith Sound
Mr. Sam Markos, R.S. Management
Harry - Louis, South Creek Farm
Mr. Chris Tomaras, Tomaras Investments
Mrs. Nina Dimitropoulos, Real Estate Management
Mr. Alex Alexandrou, Risk Manager, City of Aurora