PIERCE-The American College of Greece (ACG) is immensely grateful for all the in-kind gifts it received from approximately 90 companies for the 2015 Open House PIERCE, held on April 3-4 on campus, celebrating 140 years from the founding of the school in Asia Minor.
Over 270 thoughtful and beautiful gifts – a record of contributions – went to raffle-ticket winners and included fun trips to Mykonos, Santorini, Kos, Corinth, and Halkidiki, as well as a variety of goodies and gourmet dinners: lovely clothes, jewelry, gadgets – such as MP3 players, printers and ipad minis – as well as makeup, furnishings and books, alongside many other goods and services that helped raise funds for scholarships and charitable organizations in the spirit of giving that defines PIERCE-ACG and its motto: Non ministrare sed ministrare (Not to be served, but to serve).
PIERCE’s Gymnasium and Lyceum Student Councils hosted the 2015 PIERCE Open House, a two-day extravaganza of fun and games, where close to 3,000 guests enjoyed sweet and savory food prepared by the students, music and theatrical performances, as well as sports competitions, quizzes, a talent show, and much, much more.
Funds raised over the festive weekend will go towards boosting the Theotokos Foundation – a charity that aims at taking care of and rehabilitating children and youth with a mental disability – as well as towards the Voluntary Charitable Organization of Social Care Theofilos, with other funds earmarked for the PIERCE Scholarship Fund, for merit-based and need-based scholarships.
Stay tuned for the final tally from the event, which by all accounts will be another record, thanks to all the people and companies that pitched in to help these worthy causes during this time of economic malaise in Greece.
A big, heartfelt “Thank You” once again to all the students, guests and our PIERCE Open House supporting companies that made the celebration of the 140th anniversary from the schools’ founding even more memorable through their hard work and contribution.
The AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE (PIERCE-DEREE-ALBA) is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution that was founded in 1875. It is the oldest and largest American college in Europe, offering secondary, undergraduate, and graduate studies as well as programs in professional education. ACG is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States, and has a degree validation agreement with the Open University of the United Kingdom. The College enrolls approximately 4,000 students and has 39,000 alumni who live and work in dozens of countries around the world.