On Saturday, November 26, 2016, the 80th Anniversary Year of the Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia will culminate in a grand celebration at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing. This 80th Anniversary Gala will be the social highlight of our landmark year: an elegant hotel setting, a splendid dinner, open bar, and dancing to the Greek music of New York-based Syn-Phonia and vocalist, Aphrodite Daniel. It will be an evening overflowing with adelphotis (social fraternity).
An important part of their Gala Program will be the celebration of three high-achieving Greek-Americans – this year they’re all from the Philadelphia region. Illustrious and acclaimed Sculptors, Evangelos Frudakis and Zenos Frudakis, will each receive our Achievement Award. And esteemed scholar, research engineer, and newly-installed President of the University of Delaware, Dr. Dennis N. Assanis, will receive the PAIDEIA Award.
As they have done for more than forty years – proceeds from the Gala will benefit their Scholarship Fund. Providing scholarships for college and university students is one of the Club’s primary missions; this year alone we are awarding grants totaling $48,500 to 17 full-time undergraduate and graduate students.
The Gala Cocktail Hour begins at 6:30 pm and Dinner will be served at 7:30 (with lots of time for dancing and socializing after the Award presentations)
A Benefit Event for the HUC Scholarship Fund
Saturday, November 26, 2016, 6:30 pm to midnight
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia
Music by Syn-Phonia with vocalist, Aphrodite Daniel
Cocktail Hour begins at 6:30 pm, Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm
Achievement Award Honorees
Acclaimed Sculptor & Teacher, Evangelos Frudakis, Celebrated Figurative Sculptor, Zenos Frudakis
PAIDEIA Award Honoree
Dr. Dennis Assanis, Scholar, Educator, Research Engineer and President, University of Delaware