The Ladies Philoptochos Society is a national charitable organization that was established in the 1931 by the late Athenogoras I, then Archbishop of North and South America. The ministry was named Philoptochos, "friends of the poor."

The St. Demetrios Philoptochos Society has supported this nationwide effort for many years by distributing funds raised through bake sales, donations, the annual fashion show and much more. The funds raised throughout the year benefit national, diocesan (Chicago), and local charities throughout our community.

The members of Philoptochos are dedicated parishioners (and men) who offer countless hours to the philanthropic, humanitarian, and Christian mission of the Church. Our primary aim is to promote the church's traditions, doctrines and canons through a variety of charitable and philanthropic activities. All parishioners are invited to become members and provide assistance to all those in need.

You can now donate to our Philoptochos chapter or renew your annual membership online:


St. Demetrios Ladies Philoptochos

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Upcoming Philoptochos Meetings & Events

  • Tuesday, January 19th at 6p.m.  - ZOOM Meeting.  Please RSVP to helen.osullivan to obtain the link and instructions to join the meeting.

  • SAVE THE DATE - Friday, March 5th - "Light the Way" Virtual Event

Board Members

Christiana Panousis - President

Tasia Velliotis - 1st Vice President

Georgia Colovos - 2nd Vice President

Athena Lykouretzos - Recording Secretary

Eleni O’Sullivan - Corresponding Secretary

Eleni Romios - Treasurer

Vicky Callas - Assistant Treasurer


Lena Angelos - Executive Advisor

Toula Bozonelos

Vasiliki Deligiannis

Irene Garbis

Toula Hilaris

Julie Klaritis

Fani Markos


Pitsa Panagiotopoulos                 

Eustathia Panousis

Kyriaki Panousis

Maria Sellis

Eleni Zounis