AHI Hellenic Heritage Achievement & National Public Service Awards Dinner, Mar. 19

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) announced on January 24 that tickets for the 48th Anniversary Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 19, are now available.

Mike Emmanuel Chief Washington Correspondent for the FOX News Channel will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event which will feature soprano Anastasia Zannis performing the Greek and American National Anthems and the honorees George D. Gigicos Co-Founder & CEO, Dynamis Strategic Advisors, LLC Co-Founder & Chairman, Orthodox Public Affairs Committee (OPAC); John Koudounis, President & CEO, Calamos Investments; Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor of California; and James Harry Lagos Partner, Lagos & Lagos, PLL Attorneys at Law.

The black tie event includes a silent auction and reception beginning at 6 PM and dinner at 7 PM. Music by Apollonia. Cash bar. RSVP required.

The schedule for the weekend events follows:

Friday, March 18, 7:30 PM Greek Night at WHINO presented in association with DCGreeks.com, 4238 Wilson Blvd, Suite 2110, in Arlington, VA. Enjoy live Greek music and dancing in a unique restaurant/art gallery setting with complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Eleftherios Natas, and one complimentary drink ticket per person. Cash Bar. Tickets are $75 per person. The dress code is cocktail attire.

Saturday, March 19, Capital Hilton, 16th and K Streets, NW, in Washington, DC Breakfast & Briefing on the Eastern Mediterranean, 9:30-11 AM, with Ambassador of Greece to the U.S. Alexandra Papadopoulou and Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S. Marios Lyssiotis. Tickets are $30 per person. The dress code is business attire.

AHI Awards Dinner beginning at 6 PM with Silent Auction & Reception, Black Tie, 7 PM Dinner, After Hours Party 10:30 PM-2 AM.

Hotel Reservations at the Capital Hilton are available by phone: 202-393-1000, nightly rate $169 – Group code: AHI Cutoff date for this rate: February 22. Book online: https://book.passkey.com/go/AH12022.

Please indicate RSVP for each event on the Response Card.

All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination at ALL events and adhere to the DC mask mandate.

More information is available online: https://bit.ly/3KH4PK8.


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