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The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation 2024 European Tour

NEW YORK – The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation was on a European tour beginning with the World Happiness Summit (WOHASU) in London where Loukoumi Foundation Founder and President Nick Katsoris spoke on a panel about ‘Happiness for Future Generations.’

“Special thanks to WOHASU CEO and Founder Karen Guggenheim and everyone at WOHASU, as well as panel moderator Elisa Juarez and panelist Nadim Saad,” Katsoris said via email.

The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation Founder and President Nick Katsoris at Paixnidagogio School in Neo Psichico, Greece. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

The Loukoumi Foundation then teamed up with its longstanding partner, the award-winning musical ‘Come From Away,’ and Natalie Flynn and the Empire Theatre Group for two school visits in Liverpool, UK, to the Aintree Davenhill and the Ranworth Square Schools.

Paixnidagogio School in Neo Psichico, Greece, Managing Director Vasiliki Blessiou and Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation Founder and President Nick Katsoris. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

“It was then off to Lake Como, Italy, to visit the San Carpoforo School, a member of the Loukoumi International Good Deed Council where we hosted our Loukoumi Good Deed of the Month Zoom and our Loukoumi Good Deed Bus with stops at an area food pantry, nursing home and animal shelter,” Katsoris said. “We also held book readings and a writing workshop for our upcoming ‘Inspiring Stories’ book. Thank you Director Omar Gervasoni, Daniela Casagrande, Heshan Dissanayake and all the students for a wonderful visit.”

Loukoumi in London. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

“Special thanks to Principal Miriam Bonici and Laura DiMarcello from Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy, another Loukoumi Good Deed Council School from Douglaston NY for joining our Italy delegation along with Advisory Board Member Tony Versaci,” Katsoris noted.

The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation Founder and President Nick Katsoris, center, at the World Happiness Summit with panelist Nadim Saad and moderator Elisa Juarez. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

The Loukoumi Foundation then visited the ACS Athens, American Community Schools, another member of the International Good Deed Council, participating in Career Day, book readings, a postcards to space project with Blue Origin, and a podcast with members of the Loukoumi Good Deed Council.

Loukoumi at Buckingham Palace. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

“Special thanks to President Dr. Peggy Pelonis, Lydia Skampavia, Sophia Moros, and all the students for a wonderful visit,” said Katsoris.

Loukoumi in Milan. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

The final stop on the tour was to the Paixnidagogio School in Neo Psichico, Greece, with Managing Director Vasiliki Blessiou.

The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation Founder and President Nick Katsoris and students from the San Carpoforo School, at Lake Como, Italy. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

Katsoris also shared a ‘save the date’ for two events, the Loukoumi Foundation 2024 Golf Outing May 7 at the Leewod Golf Club, and the 10th Annual Loukoumi Make A Difference Awards, Thursday, June 6, 6-10 PM, at Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Road in Eastchester, NY. The 2024 Inspiration Award will be presented to Dr. George Yancopoulos, Regeneron Board co-Chair, President and Chief Scientific Officer. More information about the Golf Outing is available online: https://shorturl.at/INZ13.

The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation Founder and President Nick Katsoris and students from ACS Athens. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation
ACS Athens President Dr. Peggy Pelonis and Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation Founder and President Nick Katsoris. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

Reservations and more information about the 10th Annual Loukoumi Make A Difference Awards also available online: https://shorturl.at/IUZ12.

Loukoumi in Athens. Photo: Courtesy of Loukoumi Foundation

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