Two Summer Fundraising Receptions
Hosted in Support of AHI

AHI Chicago-area fundraiser with AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis and Ted and Erika Spyropoulos

Washington, DC — In the month of June, American Hellenic Institute (AHI) members hosted two fundraising receptions in support of AHI. On June 18, 2005, AHI members Nicholas and Irene Kyriakopoulos graciously opened their home in Potomac, Maryland for a reception in support of the American Hellenic Institute.

On June 25, 2005, AHI Chicago-area members and friends attended a similar reception. The event was hosted at the home of AHI Advisory Committee Member and long time supporter Ted Spyropoulos and his wife Erika.

"I especially want to thank Nicholas and Irene Kyriakopoulos as well as Ted and Erika Spyropoulos for kindly hosting these events and for their longtime commitment and support to the American Hellenic Institute," said AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis.

Attached please find a photograph from the AHI Chicago-area fundraiser of AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis with Ted and Erika Spyropoulos.

For more information about the American Hellenic Institute in Washington, D.C., contact Georgia Economou, Director of Public Relations for AHI, at (202) 785-8430 or at, or visit the groups' website at AHI was founded in 1974 following Turkey's illegal invasion and occupation of 37.3% of Cyprus. It is a membership-based organization with members throughout the nation. AHI's core mission is to promote American values and the rule of law in U.S. foreign policy and to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Greece and Cyprus as being in the best interests of the United States. It conducts an active program with Congress in espousing and supporting legislation designed to promote American interests in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and is registered with the Congress under the Lobbying Act. The AHI Foundation is the first think-tank devoted exclusively to the study of the issues confronting the Greek American community. This organization sponsors conferences, seminars and publishes books and other materials on the issues.

HCS maintains an extensive archives for AHI articles and press releases which visitors may browse under the American Hellenic Institute Releases section of the archives at

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