“Since 1931, when it was established by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, Philoptochos has been the largest organization of Greek Orthodox women which supports many charities while spiritually enriching its members through their participation in its philanthropic work.”   Our Chapter at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church was started in 1993.

Mission Statement

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

To aid 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.

About Us 

The Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Society, Inc. is the separately incorporated philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the only women’s organization recognized in the Uniform Parish Regulations, and a non-governmental organization registered with the United Nations. 

The endeavors of the Society are a genuine expression of philanthropia, reflecting an enormous manifestation of love. This agape is evident not only in the millions of dollars of charity disbursed annually to our ministries, commitments, and special projects but also in the multitude of meaningful programs and activities, which have been undertaken over nearly 90 years.

Philoptochos Charities

Orthodox Charities

National Philoptochos Charities $900

National Philoptochos Membership (77) $1,155

National Philoptochos Children Cancer Fund $250

National Philoptochos Social Service Fund $350

National Philoptochos Ukraine Relief Fund $1,525

National Philoptochos Add’l Retired Clergy/Widow $1500

Metropolis of Denver Charities $385

Metropolis of Denver Membership (77) $574

St. Basil Academy – Vasilopita Auction$1580

Ecumenical Patriarchate $543

International Orthodox Christian Charities $1000

St. Paraskevi Monastery $2400

Holy Archangel Monastery $3000

Youth Equipped to Serve (YES) $100

TGOC Hope/Joy $100



TGOC Gala Sponsorship $200

TGOC Golf Sponsorship$150

TGOC Building Fund$1100

Bibles for Graduates $720

Funeral Icons $500

Priest’s Benevolent Fund $5000

Total $23,232

Local Charities

St. Christopher Hospice Home $500

Any Baby Can – CHAT $500

Mobile Loaves and Fishes $500

Community First $500

Central Texas Food Bank $500

Women’s Storybook Project $200

Total $2,700


National Charities

Homeboy Industries $200

Total $200


Total Monetary Gifts $26,132


To join Philoptochos fill out the membership form below then be sure to make your membership donation.

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