PhilanthropyDirect and indirect support for charitable organizations and individuals in need. 



We give financial support to local, national and international charitable organizations, both directly and in partnership with other Philoptochos chapters. Past recipients of financial support include:

      • Saint Basil Academy
      • Philoptochos Social Services Fund
      • Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology
      • Children’s Medical Fund
      • International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
      • Autism Assistance Fund
      • Saint Photios Shrine
      • Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)
      • Support a Mission Priest (SAMP)
      • Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)
      • Retired Clergy & Widowed Presbyteres Benevolent Fund
      • Cancer Fund
      • National Philoptochos Emergency Fund
      • Philanthropic Programs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
      • National Sisterhood of Presbyteres Benevolent Fund
      • UNICEF
      • General Medical Fund.
      • Saint Michael’s Home
      • Hellenic Cultural Center
      • The AGAPE Foundation
      • Friendship Place
      • Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)
      • Our Military Kids
      • AHEPA Scholarship Fund
      • Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB)
      • World Central Kitchen


We provide direct support for individuals experiencing acute needs that cannot be met through established programs. Individuals can request assistance by contacting Helen Fliakas at or by contacting Fr. Steven Zorzos at the cathedral office 202-333-4730.  All inquiries and details of any assistance remain confidential.