NEW YORK – AHEPA Supreme President Andrew C. Zachariades released a message on “Giving Tuesday” Nov. 29 to encourage charity during the holiday season.
He said, “Please remember to keep AHEPA’s Charitable and Educational Foundations in mind – as well as our capital campaign to help construct Saint Nicholas National Shrine -when making your year-end charitable contributions. Please help us to sustain our good works and programs that lend to the fulfillment of our Order’s worthy mission and to the betterment of the community.”
Zachariades continued, “In recent years, our members have helped to feed the hungry and provide medical supplies in Greece during an unprecedented crisis, have presented humanitarian aid to Cyprus, have helped neighbors to recover from the Flint Water Crisis, and natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and tornadoes in the Midwest and supported first-responders.
“Their commitment and dedication is unwavering. “AHEPA will always work to advance the ‘E’ in AHEPA- Education- through the disbursement of scholarships and programs such as the long-established ‘Journey to Greece.’ AHEPA will continue to speak out during times of need and will always be committed to the principles that hold true to our Order’s unique founding.
“Thanks to your support, AHEPA will advance the ideals of ancient Greece through a history of service to people around the world. So don’t miss out on your chance to support AHEPA.”
More information on making a year-end tax-deductible donation to support AHEPA and its programs is available at ahepa.org.
Zachariades is a 25-year member of Hudson Chapter 108, Jersey City, NJ. He has served AHEPA in numerous leadership positions including most recently Supreme Vice President.
As Supreme President, Zachariades’ responsibilities include being the Chief Executive Officer, and principal spokesperson of the entire AHEPA domain which includes the United States, Canada, and chapters in Europe.
Moreover, the supreme president has dedicated himself to the Fifth District AHEPA Cancer Research Foundation, which has raised nearly $1.5 million for cancer research.
During his eight-year chairmanship of the foundation, grants were provided to several industry leading organizations such as: Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, Weill Medical College Cornell University, and Fox Chase Cancer Center. In 2008, Zachariades was awarded the District Five Ahepan of the Year.
Zachariades is an executive-level financial accountant for most of his career where he has overseen complex transactions and billions of dollars of real estate development.
For the past 15 years, he has served as the CFO and Controller of FBE Limited LLC, a privately held investment firm located on Wall Street.
Zachariades has distinguished himself in his field and is an esteemed member of the Hellenic American Bankers Association. Always looking to give back, he is a frequent lecturer at the Graduate School of Business at
William Paterson University, which is part of the New Jersey State University system.
Zachariades and his wife, Antoinette, are members of Evangelismos Greek Orthodox Church, Jersey City, and have three children.
He is also on the Executive Board of the Cyprus Children’s Fund. To honor his many accomplishments, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese awarded Zachariades with the Medal of the Order of Saint Paul in 2000.