SCHOLARSHIP BALL

72ND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BALL

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022

This year’s gala theme is Honoring Spirit and Knowledge. Join us on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Loews in Rosemont, IL.  Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6:00 pm. Dinner and dancing start at 7:00 pm. Purchase your tickets today!

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Hellenic Bar Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois, is pleased to announce that its annual scholarship application is now open to second and third year law students of Hellenic descent.

 

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!

 

CELEBRATING OUR 72nd GALA HONOREES

HELLENE OF THE YEAR

Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PHD

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Maria Tabrizi

SERVICE AWARD

Judge Anthony C. Kyriakopoulos

LAWYER OF THE YEAR

Harry J. Secaras

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.

Joan Tolios Berg

2021

Georgia Loukas Demeros

2020

Eleni Kouimelis

2019

Angelo Spyratos

2018

Maria Z. Vathis

2017

Nicholas C. Syregelas

2016

Brian P. Liston

2015

Hariklia “Carrie” Karis

2014

 

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.

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)

 

 

 

As a young immigrant that moved to the USA from Greece, I feel extremely honored and grateful to the HBAF for supporting me and encouraging me to accomplish my ultimate dream of becoming an attorney.

– Anastasia Didaskalou
‘21 Scholarship Recipient

 

 

The HBA has been very instrumental in my law school career. Not only has the scholarship helped alleviate the burden of law school tuition, but it has opened up many doors to meeting fellow established Greek-American attorneys in Chicago.

– Milteva Andonellis
‘21 Scholarship Recipient

 

 

Such a generous award has not only aided me financially in the completion of my legal education, but it also signifies the strength of solidarity within our community that I aim to contribute to throughout my career.

– Maria Eleni Kardasis
‘21 Scholarship Recipient