Welcome to the Hellenic Cultural Foundation

HISTORY: The Hellenic Cultural Foundation (HCF), a non-profit, 501(c)3 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. For many years HCF maintained a strong involvement with the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA).

MISSION: The Foundation supports the study of Greek language (ancient and modern), Greek archaeology, and Classical literature and all aspects of Greek 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 a calendar of activities featuring University of Arizona faculty and specialists from Greece and elsewhere in the U.S.

The Hellenic Cultural Foundation:

  • Supports modern Greek language instruction at the University of Arizona
  • Promotes the study of Greek culture, both ancient and modern
  • Provides scholarships to University of Arizona students studying modern and ancient Greek language, literature, philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, ancient history, or other aspects of Hellenic culture
  • Hosts lectures and other events focused on Greek culture
  • Supports archaeological field projects in Greece
  • Partners with the University of Arizona to support student scholars
  • Provides outreach to the Greek community in Tucson and the region

Upcoming Events

Application for the 2024 HCF Scholarships is now available

Start date: February 16, 2024 - End date: March 15, 2024
All-day event
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Past Events

2023 Classics Awards Ceremony

Date: May 4, 2023
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Greek Heritage Park, next to the Learning Services Building
Awards 2023 – Poster

GREEK FILM EVENT – Hosted by the Hellenic Cultural Foundation

Date: April 2, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: The Loft Cinema 3233 E Speedway Blvd
HCF_Film Event Black Logo 3.5.23

Classics Award Ceremony

Date: May 5, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Classics Award Ceremony 5 May 2022
2022 HCF Scholarship Awardees and HCF Board Members at Classics Award Ceremony, May 5, 2022