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Friends of the Gennadeion

Friends of the Gennadius Library: U.S. and Abroad

The recently founded and rapidly expanding Friends of the Gennadius Library comprises supporters and users of of the Library residing in North America, Europe, and worldwide. In addition to the Gennadeion News, produced twice annually, the Friends receive invitations to special events in the U.S., including an annual Clean Monday event.

The Gennadius Library welcomes everyone to become a Friend of the Gennadius Library by contributing to its Annual Appeal. These funds provide unrestricted support for the ongoing operation of the Library. Find more information here, including making a gift online.

The Philoi: Association of Friends of the Gennadius Library in Greece

The Philoi is a non-profit association founded in 1983 with the aim of providing support to the Gennadius Library so that it can achieve its national and educational mission. The Association also pursues the educational aims of the Library’s founder, by organizing lectures and tours for its members around various institutions in Greece and abroad.

The main event organized by the Philoi is “The Day in Memory of Joannes Gennadius.” The highlight of this event is a lecture on the collections of the founder and his diplomatic career. In 2008, the Philoi organized another event "DAY OF FLORENCE/ANTHI GENNADIUS,” in memory of the wife of Joannes Gennadius, Anthi, who helped Joannes to complete his work and his donation to the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. The Philoi raises the money that it donates to the Gennadius Library from membership fees, social events, donations, book sales, and other activities.

Nominations of new members are made by two former members or by the Director of the Gennadius Library. New members are voted by the General Assembly. The six-member Governing Council works with the Director of the Gennadion to guide the activities of the Association. The current members of the Governing Council are:

President: Anastasios Kriekoukis
Vice-President: Andreas Koukos
General Secretary: Vassiliki Failadi
Treasurer: Eleni Pylarinou
Members: Panagiotis Koronakis-Rohlf, Nasi Papantoniou

Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 pm
Giannis Kairofylas
, Journalist - Writer:
«Athens and the Gennadius Library»
Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou Street

Wednesday, February 4,
6:00 pm:  General Assembly
7:30 pm: Pita cutting (Fee: 10 Euros) 
Cotsen Hall, 9 Anapiron Polemou Street

Thursday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Presentation of the film "The Journey: The Greek American Dream". The film narrates the Greek immigration to America from 1890 to 1980.
Director, Producer: Maria Iliou
Historical Consultant: Alexander Kitroeff
A production of  ΠΡΩΤΕΑΣ & PROTEUS NY INC.
A discussion with M. Iliou will follow
Entrance free
Cotsen Hall,9 Anapiron Polemou Street

Wednesday, March 11, 12:00 pm
Visit to the Epigraphical Museum

It safeguards 13,510, mostly Greek, inscriptions, which cover the period from early historical times to the Late Roman period, primarily in Greece.
For participation, please contact our office no later than Monday, March 9.
Fee: 5 Euros