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Awards Gala 2017

The American Hellenic Council’s Annual Awards Gala is the hallmark event of the year for the Hellenic-American community of Southern California, bringing together hundreds of the most active Greek and Cypriot Americans to honor those who have made huge contributions to the Hellenic Cause in their various fields, including business, philanthropy, entertainment, and public service.

The 43rd annual AHC Awards Gala was held on April 1st, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s event witnessed over 300 Greek-Americans and philhellenes, gather to pay homage to three outstanding individuals that have had a major impact in their respective fields and towards the Hellenic Cause. The Owner and Chairman of the L.A. Chargers, Dean Spanos; Congresswoman Karen Bass; and world-renowned archaeologist and philhellene Stephen Miller.

Click here to read President & Chairman Dr. Menas Kafatos’ opening remarks

Meet the Honorees

              Dean Spanos                                     Rep. Karen Bass                                    Stephen Miller

Meet the 2017 Aris Anagnos Scholarship winner

 Andreas Lazaris


Click here to see highlights and interviews from this year’s Awards Gala



The 2017 Awards Gala maybe over, but the opportunity to be an AHC Sponsor never stops. Sponsorship packages allow you to show your support for our organization and our efforts for the entire year! Click the button below to see the various levels of sponsorship for 2017 and what each package earns you.


Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors