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The Philoptochos Society is the
Philanthropic Arm of the Greek Orthodox Church


Our Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. John the Baptist welcomes all ladies of our community to join together in continuing the charitable work that began here over 60 years ago.  Our chapter is composed of a vibrant group of women of all ages coming together in sisterhood to accomplish our mission of helping those in need with love and compassion.  Find our mission statement here.

We encourage EVERY woman, age 18 and over, at St. John the Baptist to help us in our efforts to bring Christ’s love to those in need.  Joining is easy!  Click here to join (or to donate online) contact us at or call our president, Vickie Syreggelas

Our Philanthropic Endeavors Include:

•    St. John the Baptist Parish Families in Need
•    Women and Children in Need
•    Helping those that call for assistance
•    The Greek American Rehabilitation & Care Center
•    Philoxenia House and Ministries
•    St. Basil’s Academy
•    Sponsor Priests in Central America
•    Aid to Greece and Cypress
•    Feed the Hungry at the Cathedral
•    Groceries for Des Plaines area residents
•    Project HOPE
•    Holy Cross Hellenic College
•    Orthodox Christian M
ission Center (OCMC)
•    Martha and Mary Maternity Ministry
•    International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
•    St. John the Baptist Parish and Ministries
•    Scholarships based on Financial Need
•    Our Guardian Angel Orthodox Day School
•    Our Sunday School
•    Our Pythagoras Greek School
•    And many more 


Board of Directors2023-2025

  • Vickie Syreggelas - President

  • Connie Strubulis - 1st Vice President 

  • Laura Paulus - 2nd Vice President 

  • Vivi Topalis - Corresponding Secretary

  • Angela Kondraros - Recording Secretary

  • Maria Bouloulis - Treasurer

  • Youla Karanikolas - Assistant Treasurer 

  • Kathi Stamatis - Advisor

  • Linda Karras - Good Samaritan

  • Angie Gelis - Membership 

  • Tina Psyhogios - Membership

  • Cathy Tshilds - Membership 

  • Kiki Michalakos - Food Drive and Grocery Deliveries

  • Julie Douvikas - Avenues

  • Linda Rihani - Avenues

  • Elizabeth Peroulas - Liaison to Parish Council and Metropolis HOPE Foundation

  • Pat Kladis - Nursing Home

  • Patricia Antonakos – Cards

  • Dina Sakoufakis – College Outreach

  • Irene Herr – Prison Ministry

  • Despina Shereos-Fascius – Publicity

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