AHI 44th Awards Dinner to Take Place March 9

The American Hellenic Institute's 44th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner takes place on March 9. Photo: Courtesy of the American Hellenic Institute

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) announced on January 22, that the 44th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner will be held on March 9 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Tickets are available online.

The event is the organization’s most important of the year and honors distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the Greek-American community or the community at large.

The 2019 honorees are Ambassador Patrick Theros, former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Gulf International Forum Strategic Advisor, and National Herald contributor; philanthropist Eleni Bousis; Dr. Spiro Spireas, Chairman and CEO of Sigmapharm Laboratories; and Nicholas E. Chimicles, Founder and Chairman of Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP.

The black tie event begins with a silent auction and reception at 6 PM, followed by dinner at 7 PM. Music is by Apollonia.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday, March 8, AHI holds its Greek Night of dinner and dancing at Kellari Restaurant, 1700 K St NW, Washington, DC. Dinner begins at 7 PM, dancing begins at 8 PM. More information is available by phone: 202-785-8430.

On Saturday, March 9, 9:30–11 AM, a Breakfast & Briefing will be held at the Capital Hilton with speakers Amb. Haris Lalacos, Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. and Amb. Marios Lyssiotis, Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S.

RSVP is required for each event. The AHI has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Capital Hilton, 16th & K Streets, NW, at the special rate of $159 per room/night. To reserve: Call the hotel at 202-393-1000 or 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) and mention the Group code: GALA. Reservations must be made by February 11.

More information is available online: ahiworld.org.