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SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos Featured in Town & Country

NEW YORK – Each year, the 175-year-old American magazine Town & Country convenes leaders from various fields for its Philanthropy Summit. Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos will join the conversation at this year’s event, alongside others including musician Pharrell Williams, Congressman Jamie Raskin, journalist Soledad O’Brien, humanitarian-chef José Andrés, and talk show legend Phil Donahue.

The event will be held June 21-24. On Wednesday, June 23, Dracopoulos will participate in a conversation on “Beautiful Minds: The Mental Health Support Our Children Need Now” with Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes. More information about the Summit is available online: https://www.tandcphilanthropy.com.

On June 16, Dracopoulos was also featured in Town & Country, in an article titled “Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Is Revolutionizing Healthcare in Greece.”

The article noted that the SNF was “established after the death of its namesake Greek shipping tycoon 25 years ago,” and “Dracopoulos (Niarchos’ great-nephew) manages an international organization that, since its founding, has awarded more than $3.1 billion through more than 4,900 grants to nonprofits both at home and abroad.”

Some of the “SNF’s far-reaching impact includes: the complete overhaul of the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library, which reopened last summer; $75 million to Rockefeller University to expand its campus; $100 million for global Covid-19 relief; and a staggering $860 million to build the SNF’s Cultural Center in Athens, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop,” Town & Country reported.

“In recent years, Dracopoulos has turned the SNF’s focus to strengthening Greece’s public healthcare system,” Town & Country reported, adding that “in 2017, the organization pledged $500 million to launch the Health Initiative, which supports such projects as the construction of new state-of-the-art hospitals and the funding of education programs.”

“Mental health is also a top priority,” Town & Country reported, noting that “this April, Dracopoulos signed a $15 million, five-year partnership with the Child Mind Institute that will bring the U.S.-based nonprofit’s expertise overseas, to better serve the mental health needs of Greece’s children and youth.”

The full article also appears in the Summer 2021 issue of Town & Country.


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