To promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, integrity, and family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is the largest Greek heritage group in the world
And AHEPA is a major community service organization in North America. The AHEPA Family also includes a women’s group, the Daughters of Penelope, and two youth groups, the Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena.
The AHEPA Family’s members are organized into more than 500 local chapters and 26 regional districts, each with elected leadership. Its joint U.S. and Canadian leadership are provided by its Supreme Lodge and a Board of Directors.
The central objectives of AHEPA are philanthropy, education, civics and the promotion of Hellenic culture and heritage through local, district and national efforts.
AHEPA also works to educate American policy makers and the public on foreign policy issues of concern to Greek Americans.
AHEPA has awarded millions of dollars in direct scholarships to more than two hundred thousand Greek American students
over the past seventy years.
From 1995-96 AHEPA raised more than two million dollars in chapter, district, national, and foundation fundraising. Recent AHEPA national projects benefiting from the fundraising include the AHEPA TRIBUTE sculpture, which is now one of two major artworks permanently displayed in Atlanta in conjunction with the 1996 Olympics; the AHEPA Educational Foundation; major underwriting of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island restorations; and funding of medical research.