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THE HBAF CELEBRATES ITS 72ND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BALL
The Hellenic Bar Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois, hosted its 72nd Annual Scholarship Ball on October 29, 2022 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont. Welcoming nearly 350 guests, the annual celebration raised more than $80,000 to advance its mission of supporting legal education for deserving law students of Hellenic descent and providing access to legal services to those in need.
Read our latest announcement below to learn more about the unforgettable celebration!
CELEBRATING OUR 72nd GALA HONOREES
HELLENE OF THE YEAR
Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PHD
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Judge Anthony C. Kyriakopoulos
LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Harry J. Secaras
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND DONORS
This event wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors and donors. We appreciate your support!
DONATE TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Every dollar donated will be used to fund scholarships and up to $25,000 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Hellenic Bar Association Foundation!
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING FOR OUR 2022 GALA IS UNDERWAY!
In the last 6 years, the HBAF has awarded $340,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Join in on this incredible legacy by making a contribution towards the HBAF scholarship fund today. For every dollar donated, the HBAF will match it, up to $25,000!
LAWYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The HBA would like to congratulate our past and current Lawyers of the Year.
Lawyers of the Year are awarded annually at the Scholarship Ball.
Harry J. Secaras
Joan Tolios Berg
Georgia Loukas Demeros
Maria Z. Vathis
Nicholas C. Syregelas
Brian P. Liston
Hariklia “Carrie” Karis
HELLENE OF THE YEAR AWARD
The HBA would like to congratulate our past and current Hellenes of the Year.
Hellenes of the Year are awarded annually at the Scholarship Ball.
Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD (2022)
Andrew Limouris (2021)
John G. Manos (2020)
Paula Fasseas (2019)
John C. Kocoras (2018)
Robert A. Beuhler, Phihellene of the Year (2017)
John S. Koudounis (2016)
Mariyanna T. Spyropoulos, Tribute to Ted Spyropoulos (2015)
Michael S. Poulos (2014)
Frank S. Kamberos (2013)
Dr. George K. Bovis (2012)
Congressman John Sarbanes (2011)
Constantine M. Zografopoulos (2010)
Peter Parthenis (2009)
John L. Marks (2008)
Eleni Bousis (2007)
Demetrios Logothetis (2006)
His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos (2005)
Chris P. Tomaras (2004)
John P. Vranas (2003)
Honorable Dorothy Kirie Kinnard & Honorable Themis Karnezis (2002)
Dr. Mary Dochios Kamberos (2001)
Honorable Adeline J. Geo-Karis (2000)
Andrew A. Athens (1999)
Anthony A. Nichols (1998)
Honorable Louis G. Apostol (1997)
Peter Fasseas (1996)
Honorable Charles P. Kocoras (1995)
Honorable Samuel Maragos (1994)
James Thomas Demos (1993)
Alec K. Gianaras (1992)