Who We Are

Board of Directors

Peter D. Nikolopoulos - Chairman
E. L. Bourodimos PHD
Alex Kostalas - Historian
Sylvia Sobreira
Dr. Antony Ferguson
Linos Benakis - Academic Consular
Dr. Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei - Conselor on Scientific Matters

Our Purpose

The American Philhellenes Society was established to identify the Americans who, under the leadership of President James Monroe, supported and/or fought for the independence of Greece during the years 1810-1840 and to recognize and make known their contributions to the cause of freedom.

We believe that it is time for us, as Greeks, Americans and American-Greeks to research these lives of these brave Philhellenes and to identify their descendants and honor them for their ancestor’s contributions. We have already identified some of the descendants of George Jarvis, Samuel Gridley Howe, and Jonathan P. Miller, and continue our efforts in this area. We believe that our ultimate findings will benefit both our countries and strengthen ties between them.

In this effort, we ask your assistance. We need people with the time and the knowledge to research these and the many other American Philhellenes, and trace their families. Please contact us to help in this effort.

In Gratitude

State Representative Mrs. Linda Chapa La Via

Mr. Tom Weisner, Mayor of the City of Aurora

Mr. & Mrs. Dimitris Bousis

Mr. Michael D. Bousis, Cermak Market, Aurora, IL

Mr. & Mrs. Ted Spiropoulos, T.G.S. Petroleum, Inc.

Mr. Stavros Baseas, PHD, Zenith Sound

Mr. Sam Markos, R.S. Management

Harry - Louis, South Creek Farm

Mr. Chris Tomaras, Tomaras Investments

Mrs. Nina Dimitropoulos, Real Estate Management

Mr. Alex Alexandrou, Risk Manager, City of Aurora