Brooklyn, NY (August 4, 2020) The Greek School of Plato is pleased to announce Paul T. Politis, MPA as its first Executive Director in the organization’s history. Mr. Politis will lead the Greek School of Plato in bringing the school expansion project to fruition in its inaugural year, manifesting Plato’s long history in the community with a physical presence. Under his leadership, the organization looks forward to the implementation of marketing and fundraising initiatives to create robust revenue growth and the expansion of Hellenic educational and cultural programs.
Mr. Politis brings more than 15 years of nonprofit administration and fundraising experience to this role, including nonprofit leadership, grant writing, and nonprofit operations. He joins the Greek School of Plato from the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, where he was the Director of Operations for six years. As Director of Operations, Mr. Politis was instrumental in increasing the organization’s national notoriety and helped raise over $3 million in fundraising and grant application awards.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Greek School of Plato and our new Community Center, we are pleased to welcome Paul Politis to his new role as the Executive Director,” said Vasilios Danas, President of the Board of The Greek School of Plato. “It is an exciting time in the history of our School, and one that marks a milestone in the achievement and completion of our new building, and to our continuing mission to promote Greek language, culture and heritage to our current and future generations. We are excited to have Paul join our family and wish him the best of luck and success in his new role. We are confident, with his experience and background, he will help elevate our value proposition and experience to our community in support of our vision. We look forward to continuing to serve our community and welcome all to avail themselves of our robust platform.”
Prior to his role at the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry, Mr. Politis held leadership roles at the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, where he was Regional Director of the southern counties of New York for three years, in which he helped raise over $5 million. Mr. Politis led over 110 Catholic parishes to surpass their fundraising goals, and secure future growth of Catholic parishes and schools in southern New York.
Mr. Politis earned his Masters in Public Administration from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, CUNY Baruch. His studies focused on nonprofit management and operations. Mr. Politis also received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Information Technology from the Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University.
Mr. Politis looks forward to leading the Greek School of Plato to fulfill its mission and vision, expand the reach of its programs, and ensure the school’s success for generations to come.
“The Greek School of Plato has held and continues to hold a strong presence in the Greek American community of Brooklyn for over 40 years. It is a privilege to join the Greek School of Plato as Executive Director, help expand the reach of the Greek language and cultural programs and bring new and exciting ideas to solidify the school’s presence in Brooklyn well into the future,” said Mr. Politis.