HELLENIC CHARITY BALL
ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
PALACE HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO
BENEFIT EVENING HONORING DISTINGUISHED GREEK-AMERICANS
IN THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY;
GREEK-AMERICAN TV STAR & CELEBRITY, MARILU HENNER TO HOST
SAN FRANCISCO (August 26, 2022) — The Elios Charitable Foundation today announced it will present the very popular black-tie Hellenic Charity Ball on Saturday, November 5 at San Francisco’s iconic Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street. The return of the biennial Hellenic Charity Ball, after an absence in 2021 due to COVID-19, will once again serve as a benefit event honoring highly distinguished Greek-Americans from the national arts and entertainment industry. This year’s honorees, along with complete entertainment details, will be announced in late September by Hellenic Charity Ball Co-Directors Frosene Phillips and Elizabeth Grillos.
Anticipated to be a sold-out event, this year’s Hellenic Charity Ballet, the 13th since its inception in 1997, will be hosted by popular television, prolific author and Broadway star, Marilu Henner. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a lavish cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, and will include a silent auction of one-of-a-kind sporting, travel and leisure, and entertainment opportunities. Beginning at 7 p.m., an elegant dinner and lively awards show with this year’s honorees will follow. Live dinner music, both during and after, will surely stir everyone’s Greek souls and prompt some enthusiastic dancing. Opa!
Special to the evening, celebrity auctioneer Liam Mayclem will take to the stage to tempt guests to express their financial support for the Elios Charitable Foundation’s notable recipients.
At the heart of the not-for-profit Elios Charitable Foundation, the group’s mission is to preserve and foster the values of Hellenic culture. Through its grants and sponsored projects and programs, the Foundation strives to position Elios as a leader in the community and to make a positive impact in the lives of Greek Americans and Philhellenes.
Past and current Elios Charitable Foundation beneficiaries and partnerships include: the Center for Tebtunis Papyri (CTB) at the University of California, Berkeley; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Ancient Art Council and Get Smart with Art program; the Hellenic Heritage Institute; the Hellenic Journal; Hellenic Research Fellowship Program at California State University, Sacramento; partnership with The Heritage Greece/National Hellenic Society; Cappella Romana San Francisco Concert Series; Berkeley/Oakland’s Kairos Music Academy; Los Angeles Greek Film Festival; Loyola Marymount University’s Basil P. Caloyeras Center for Modern Greek Studies; the Metropolis of San Francisco Folk Dance Programs; San Francisco Greek Film Festival sponsored by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation; and Nemea Center at the University of California, Berkeley.
Leadership for the Elios Charitable Foundation includes: John Gumas, president and chair; Patrick Mockler, vice president; Philip Economopoulos, secretary; and Michael Kasolas, treasurer. Frosene Phillips, executive director.
Tickets for this year’s Hellenic Charity Ball on Saturday, November 5, begin at $750 pp and are available online at www.elios.org/hellenic-charity-ball/sponsorships-tickets/