The Hellenic Initiative’s Silent Auction Is Now Live Online

The Hellenic Initiative's 7th Annual Gala takes place September 27. Photo: The Hellenic Initiative

NEW YORK – Greek artists, jewelry and fashion designers, gourmet food producers, restaurants, and luxury destinations from around the world have come together to help Greece’s economic recovery by donating artwork that will be sold in a silent and live auction on Friday, September 27 at The Hellenic Initiative’s (THI) 7th Annual Gala in New York City to be held at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The silent auction is now live online also, as of September 17.

Artworks from George Negroponte, Michael Lekakis, Pavlos Samios, and Zoe Keramea, and designs from Lalaounis, Nikos Koulis, Jean Prounis, Yannis Sergakis, Danelian Diamonds, Diane Kordas, Minas Studio, Ancient Greek Sandals, and Callista Crafts are among the items up for auction. The Hotel Grand Bretagne, Navarino Icons, and Eleni’s Cookies are also among those featured in the auction.

The Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens. Courtesy: Hotel Grande Bretagne

The full list including jewelry, fashion, wine, food and luxury destinations, is available online:

THI leads the Greek Diaspora community internationally in raising awareness and capital for Greece. Its Gala not only raises funds that will be invested in entrepreneurial programs in Greece, but which also will support Greek NGOs that foster economic development opportunities and provide crisis relief for underserved communities in Greece, particularly children. Last year’s gala raised more than $2 million, making it the most successful fundraising event in the Greek Diaspora globally.

Artwork by Pavlos Samios, Acrylic on canvas, 2006, 60cm x 100cm, is among the items for up for THI’s silent auction. Photo: Courtesy of The Hellenic Initiative