Archbishop Elpidophoros Camping Scholarship Fund

The Archbishop Elpidophoros Camping Scholarship Fund was established as part of the 2023 Nameday Gala for His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros to provide current funds for needs-based camping scholarships for the summer of 2024 and to establish an initial fund functioning as an Endowment of $120,000 for the future of camping scholarships that is anticipated to be added to through future fundraising events. 

We encourage you to learn more about this fund and its impact over the past year below or to make a donation to support this ongoing important work!

Contribute via Check

Contributions can also be made via checks made payable to the "Archbishop Elpidophoros Camping Scholarship Fund" and sent to:

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
8 East 79th St.
New York, NY 10075

Additional Links

The Archdiocese Camping programs:

Apply for an Ionian Village scholarship through this Fund:  

Donate Now to the Archbishop Elpidophoros Camping Scholarship Fund

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