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COVID-19 Student and Teaching Fund

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COVID-19 Student and Teaching Fund

‘Everyone is a bit scared said the horse. But we are less scared together’
Charlie Mackesy, Author

In the past months, the lives of our students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni around the world have been disrupted.

Even though we responded quickly, adapting, changing, and innovating our usual practices, the impact of the pandemic has been enormous for the school and our community.

As we work to maintain exceptional educational experiences in these new and challenging circumstances, we continue expanding scholarship support for our students, who are experiencing increasing financial need.

Our goal is to teach our students the important life lesson of resilience. In this ever-changing global environment, young people require resilience and adaptability – skills that are proving to be essential to navigate effectively through this pandemic. It is a powerful moment, which will echo throughout their lives.

Our ACG community remains strong and cohesive, thus making us braver to embrace the world around us.

We’re grateful for all our donors, who have stood by us during this period by providing support.

    Thank you for helping us provide:
    ● Funds for Deree students who have lost wages or jobs they depend on to pay for their education and support themselves or their families
    ● Funds for Pierce students from families who are facing financial difficulty
    ● Funds for ALBA students who have lost wages or jobs they depend on to pay for their education and support themselves or their families
    ● Improved digital teaching services for our students
    ● Support for our faculty to manage the new teaching models

    The COVID-19 Student and Teaching Fund raised so far



    164,000 dollars

    Can I still donate?

    Yes you can always donate!

    Thank you :)

    We would like to recognize the donors who donated to The American College of Greece Covid-19 Student and Teaching Fund Campaign.


    The George and Judy Marcus Family Foundation


    Papayiannopoulou-Angelopoulou Evanthia
    Zampetis Theodore


    Arens Synthia
    DeMetropolis Alma
    Parafestas Tas


    Argyropoulos George
    Bartsoka – Martinou Marina
    Dimizas Dean
    Eleftheriadis Alexandros
    Fotopoulos Aris
    Fuhrman H Susan
    Hatsopoulos Daphne
    Kaklamanos Ioannis
    Morra Kelly
    Natsios Andrew
    Papantonopoulou Aigli
    Schmitz Stefan


    Corboyiannopoulou-Zariphes Demetra
    Levy-Sapinsley Pat
    Sargiotis Dimitrios


    Argyropoulou Christina
    Crionas Spence Christina
    Mandecou-Sharp Maria
    Neris Ioannis
    Parikhani Farzad
    Watkins Ren and Regina
    Xafa Miranda


    Abbott Jane
    Athanasopoulos Athanasios
    Andreou Chrysavgi
    Arouh Sara-Roula
    Chachas John
    Camelo Elizabeth
    Contos Harry
    Gendron Michele
    Johnson George
    Kokkinaki-Los Maria
    Katounas Michael
    Kalyviotis Georgios
    Ketsetzioglou Iphigeneia
    Kalliondzi-de Jonge Elissavet
    Kalyviotis Georgios
    Kolokotroni-Dragatsi Maria
    Ladopoulou-Constantinidou Euphrosyne
    Loukeris Dionysios
    Michopoulou-Papaioannou Aikaterini
    Milionis Iordanis
    Nehama Paulette
    Patton Varti
    Papadopoulos Georgios
    Pappa-Mahaira Maria
    Papafoti-Tsalapakas Panorea
    Papachela-Stoupathi Anastasia
    Philippidou Laurentia – Mary
    Regina Pana-Cryan
    Reyes Alba Florineris
    Stamou-Georgoutsou Maria
    Scerbo Albert
    Sharp Maria
    Sioufas Vasileios
    Simigdalas Antonis
    Tsagogiorga-Gelestathis Anna
    Voulgaris Panagiotis
    Wall John


    Anastasiou Efimia
    Angelidis Angelos
    Artemiou Dimitris
    Agrafiotou Magdalini
    Arvanitis Elizabeth
    Bardakas Evangelos
    Bollas Angelos
    Biba Gina
    Chantzou Christina
    Charisi Anna
    Chouliaras Apostolos
    Diakaki-Kanellaki Electra
    Drepanopoulou Anna
    Fillipakou Maria
    Floros Dimitrios
    Giannopoulou Vivian
    Iakovidou Thaleia
    Kotsokali Vassiliki
    Kotsis Ioannis
    Konstantinidou Athina
    Lazos Serafeim
    Loukakos Panagiotis
    Louzis Evangelos
    Lagogiannis Christos
    Misthos Spyridon
    Papanagiotou Dimitrios
    Polyzogopoulou Chrysanthi
    Petsiava Margarita
    Papargyri Faye
    Samoli Kastalia
    Spyropoulos Ioannis
    Sina-Nathanail Vassiliki
    Soldatou Maria Anastasia
    Solakian Mari – Louiz
    Tsahageas-Papadopoulou Helen
    Tsitomeneas Alexandros
    Tzortziotis Thomas
    Tzourou Elina
    Torolopoulou Maria
    Tzivara Violetta
    Vassilaki Christina
    Vallianos Konstantinos
    Yiannakaki Chryssoula


    Why should we give to the Covid-19 Student and Teaching Fund if we already pay tuition fees?
    Pierce and Deree [as part of The American College of Greece] are both nonprofit educational institutions whose finances are not supported by the state. Learning at both Pierce and Deree is possible through student tuition and the generosity of corporate and private donors. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a real and immediate cost to the College since March 2020, and we forecast it will have an even greater financial impact this coming year affecting the number of students who currently receive financial support from scholarships. Your support will ensure immediate assistance to our Pierce and Deree students who are academically high-performing students in financial need.

    As alumni of Pierce and Deree why should we give back to ACG?
    In 2019, more than 48% of our ACG students relied on 6.7 million euros in scholarships. For the past 10 years, we have seen an increase in financial aid to scholarship recipients by as much as 600%. But in March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives, ACG received a substantial hit to the revenue sources of the school. Your support will allow us to continue our mission, enabling hundreds of outstanding students each year to gain access to an ACG education and increase ACG’s impact on the community.

    How much should I give?
    Please consider a donation that is meaningful to you. Donations begin at 20€ and up. All donations are needed and are greatly appreciated.

    Can I become even more involved?
    Yes! Post the #ACGEmergencyEducation hashtag on your social media page after you make a gift to help us spread the word about our campaign.
    If you are an Alumnus/a and want to become more involved you can contact us at [email protected]

    Is my gift tax-deductible?
    Yes, it is if you are donating from the US. The American College of Greece is a US IRS recognized nonprofit educational institution. Gifts to The American College of Greece are deductible as charitable donations to the extent allowed by US law.

    What is ACG?
    The American College of Greece (ACG) was established in 1875 and is the largest and oldest, independent, private, non-profit, accredited American academic institution of higher learning in Europe. In its 145 years, ACG has grown from a missionary-run primary school with an enrollment of seven students to an independent, non-profit, comprehensive, academic institution enrolling over 5,500 students in all its divisions. This broad involvement represents a cross-section of Greek society and encompasses 72 countries. The educational institution’s three divisions consist of Pierce College (1,500 middle and secondary school students), Deree College (3,500 university undergraduates and graduates), and Alba (700 graduate business school students).

    What is the Covid-19 Student and Teaching Fund?
    The Student Emergency Fund is our focused fundraising effort response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our two main objectives are to raise funds for scholarships to ensure our economically challenged students return in the next academic year and to cover any educational-related expenses as students have moved to online classes.