The American College of Greece is deeply honored by the support of hundreds of individuals, organizations, and companies that give generously of their time, energy, and resources.
As the academic year comes to an end, we wish to express our gratitude to all alumni and friends, whose contributions throughout the year have helped us organize a series of successful events in support of our mission to provide more opportunities to our students, and to be of service to society.
Pierce Christmas Bazaar
The 2015 Pierce Christmas Bazaar, a heart-warming student celebration filled with musical medleys and Christmas stories, offered our 800 visitors an abundance of Christmas cheer, tasty food, warm drinks, and gifts, most of which were created by our students with the support of in-kind donors.
Together we were able to raise a total of € 30,000 euros in financial aid, services, and in-kind donations, to reinforce the scholarship fund for Pierce students.
Pierce Open House
Next up came the annual Pierce Open House, a joyful student festival. In the spirit of our school’s motto “Non ministrari, sed ministrare,” students teamed up to support the Pierce Scholarship Fund, the Alexandra Hospital’s wing for abandoned newborns, the PIKPA Penteli Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Aghia Paraskevi soup kitchen.
Thanks to the valuable contribution of guests and donors, the event was a huge success! We welcomed over 4,100 visitors on campus, including 750 alumni, and together we raised almost double than in the previous year, totaling to € 96,535 ($107,772) in cash and in-kind donations.
The 2016 Open House also saw a tremendous increase in the number of in-kind donations, with almost 110 companies providing unparalleled support. The many in-kind donations this year provided goods in support of the event, and led to the record-breaking number of 430 lottery prizes.
We look forward to breaking even more records with you at Pierce Open House 2017!
Senior Class Giving
The Senior Class Giving Campaign (SCG) is a way for graduating students to honor their college years and to pass on ACG’s culture of giving to the next generation of students. Each year, seniors keep their legacy alive by choosing a cause such as funding a new scholarship or a project that will benefit the College and its future students.
This year’s senior class found inspiration in the College’s past as an educational refugee from Smyrna, and its 140-year legacy of philanthropy and solidarity. Moved by the current humanitarian crisis, they decided to gather funds to offer a valuable gift to a young refugee fleeing war: a scholarship to study at Deree.
The SCG campaign is still on-going, but 8 companies have already supported the students in their effort by providing gifts for a fundraising lottery, and bringing the students one step closer to fulfilling their goal of helping a young person reclaim their future.
Find out more about the campaign and how you can support it, here.
These are just a handful of the ACG and student activities and events that are made possible every year thanks to your in-kind support! Each donation made has strengthened our mission to provide more opportunities to our students and to educate them as socially responsible citizens, ready to give back to the society.
To learn about all the ways in which you can support ACG, please click here or contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations:
Mary-Irene Triantafillou (Deree ‘89), ACG Executive Director of Development t. +30 210.600.9800, ext.: 1239 or [email protected]
Maria Laina (Deree ‘94), ACG Executive Director of Development & Alumni Relations t. +30 210.600.9800, ext.: 1035 or [email protected]
May – June
To learn about ways to create a scholarship fund at ACG, or to contribute to existing funds, please visit www.acg.edu/giving or contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations: In Greece, t. +30 210.600.9800, email: [email protected]. In the US: Office of Development, t. +1 857.284.7908 – [email protected].
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 over 50,000 alumni who live and work in dozens of countries around the world.