St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Philoptochos Society is happy to see you here!

We look forward to continuing our philanthropic efforts to enrich our parish and help the surrounding community. Through our vigorous outreach program the Philoptochos benefits worthy charities, families, and individuals, both nationally and internationally. All women of our Church are highly encouraged to consider membership in this vital group.


  • President: Mariana Sofian
  • Vice President: Ada Blagovich
  • Secretary: Susie Kossivas
  • Treasurer: Andrea Ronalds
  • Vice Treasurer:  Kathy Efthimiou
  • Board Members:  Dina Douvikas; Iyrene Hurley; Anna Bozonelos

Please join the St. Nicholas Philoptochos: 2023 Membership form

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc., is the duly accredited women’s philanthropic society of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The word Philoptochos is the compound Greek word, “philos” and “ptochos” which means “friend of the poor.”

The mission of the Society shall be:

  • To help the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the aged, the sick, the unemployed, the orphaned, the imprisoned, the widowed, the handicapped, the victims of disasters, to undertake the burial of impoverished persons and to offer assistance to anyone who may need the help of the Church through fund raising efforts; and
  • To promote the charitable, benevolent, and philanthropic purposes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, through instructional programs, presentations, lectures, seminars and other educational resources;
  • To preserve and perpetuate Orthodox Christian concepts and the Orthodox Christian Family, and through them, to promote the Greek Orthodox Faith and traditions, in accordance with its doctrines, canons, discipline, divine worship, usages and customs;
  • To promote participation in the activities of the Greek Orthodox community, with the cooperation of the Parish Priest and the Parish Council.

The charitable work of the Society shall be performed with discretion, courtesy and kindness.



You can visit our Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos Society and National Greek Orthodox Women's Philoptochos Society websites for more information.

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