Welcome to the Hellenic Cultural Foundation


HISTORY: The Hellenic Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in Tucson in 1983. Visionary community leaders, including Mary Gekas, Prof. Richard Kinkade, Rev. Anthony Moschonas, James Sfarnas, Prof. David Soren and others, both within and beyond the Greek American community, came together to promote the study of Hellenic language and culture in close partnership with the University of Arizona.

MISSION: The Foundation supports the study of Greek language (ancient and modern), Greek archaeology, and Classical literature and culture in Tucson and southern Arizona. It promotes academic excellence in Hellenic Studies through a program of scholarships at the University of Arizona and is deeply committed to community outreach. 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The Foundation annually hosts an exciting calendar of activities featuring University of Arizona faculty and guest faculty from other academic institutions in the United States and from Greece. The Foundation has maintained a strong involvement with the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).

The Hellenic Cultural Foundation promotes

  • Modern Greek Language Instruction at the University of Arizona
  • University Courses in Ancient Greek Language and Culture
  • University of Arizona Scholarships
  • Occasional Lectures
  • Archaeological Field Projects
  • Partnership with the University of Arizona
  • Partnership with St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church