Certificate of Merit given to Peter and Margaret Mantzoros from The Supreme Lodge of the Order of AHEPA. "In appreciation and recognition of their outstanding contributions to the District #13 Scholarship Program". Done in the city of Washington D.C. this 12th day of October. Signed by the The Supreme President. The Certificate has a blue Greek key border and is displayed in a wooden frame. The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is a service organization founded on July 26, 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia. It has several branches in Chicago. Its mission is to support Greek-American charities, causes, and communities. It works closely with the Greek Orthodox Church. Its affiliate women's organization, the Daughters of Penelope, was founded in 1929. It supports two youth groups, the Sons of Pericles (established in 1926) and the Maids of Athena (1930). Its initial mission was to promote the image of Greeks in America, assist them with citizenship and assimilation into American culture, and combat prejudice. With the full assimilation of Greek Americans, its mission evolved toward philanthropy, education, and promoting and preserving the Hellenic identity of the Greek Americans and the ethnic Greeks of other countries where AHEPA is present, such as Australia, Canada, the Bahamas as well as Greece and Cyprus.
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Certificate, Award, October 12, 1991, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10527. Accessed 01/20/21.