St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church - Philoptochos

"Philoptochos is the philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  We are an army of women, over 25,000 strong nationally, who work to alleviate the suffering of individuals and families across our country and across the globe.  Whether it is paying a medical bill to assist a family with a critically ill child, paying rent or a mortgage so that a family can remain in their home, or sending fresh water to victims of a national disaster, Philoptochos is always there to help." 

Philoptochos is the official Ladies Philanthropic Organization of the Saint Sophia community. The word Philoptochos itself means "Friend of the Poor" and the purpose of the Philoptochos is to aid the poor, the sick, the distressed and other victims of misfortune. This organization is open to women over the age of 18. Meetings are held on the first Monday at 7:00pm of each month.

Click On This Link To Download a 2020 Philoptochos Membership Application


Executive Board

  • President, Pat Kolodziej
  • Vice President, Anna Panagiotopoulos
  • Corresponding Secretary, Karen Karas
  • Recording Secretary, Polly Gorski
  • Treasurer, Matina Caribacas
  • Assistant Treasurer, Vivian Baxter

Board Members

  • Vasiliki Constantine
  • Siree Sandberg Bakakos
  • Kathy Katrakis

2019 Children's Medical Fund Luncheon

Contact Pat Kolodziej, or 847-858-5074 for tickets.

Tickets for the drawing also available for purchase... check out the amazing list of prizes below!

Drawing will be held at the Children’s Medical Fund  Luncheon on

Saturday, November 16th 2019

Drawing tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.  Winner need not be present.

A List of Gifts as follows:

  • Konstantino 18k Yellow Gold Blue Topaz Cross w/ Sterling Silver Chain
  • Lagos Sterling Silver 18k Gold Torsade Station Bracelet
  • $1000 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card
  • 18k White Gold & Diamond earrings w/Smoky Quartz
  • Black Fur-Trimmed Cashmere Cape
  • $1000 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card
  • Movado Museum Collection His & Hers Watches
  • $500 Neiman Marcus gift card
  • Chanel necklace
  • $500 Visa gift card
  • Tumi 4-Wheel Carry-On, Convertible Backpack & Cosmetic Bag
  • Konstantino Open Cuff Bracelet w/ Cultured Pearl Ends
  • Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Scarf/Wrap
  • Light Blue Brahmin Purse w/ matching Wallet & Key Chain
  • Four-Night Stay at Pearl Bay Hotel, Chios, Greece & iPad
  • $600 Visa gift card
  • Gorski Black Cashmere Stole w/ Mink Ruffle
  • Tiffany Paloma Picasso Knot Bead Bracelet
  • $500 American Express gift card
  • Hook & Albert Women’s Leather Weekender Bag
  • Kate Spade Black Satchel w/ matching Crossbody/Wallet
  • $500 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card
  • Hermès Animapolis Scarf
  • Tory Burch Designer Bag/Purse
  • $500 Neiman Marcus gift card
  • “Faith Journey” Hand Gilded Giclée by Rip Kastaris and $100 Visa Gift Card


Cordially Invites You to Our
Thursday, December 12th
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
JIMMY’S CHARHOUSE 2290 Point Blvd, Elgin
Please R.S.V.P. by December 1st to Anna Panagiotopoulos at: or call (847) 528-7410
Please bring travel size toiletries to be donated to the Lazarus House

The 2019 St. Sophia Philoptohos Board

Join Us at the 2019 Children's Medical Fund Luncheon to be hosted by the Metropolis of Chicago Philoptochos

There are raffle tickets sold for the Children's Medical Fund !

Please Click on the Link Below

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