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The AHEPA Family

Daughters of Penelope, The Order of AHEPA, Sons of Pericles, Maids of Athena

Our Mission:  To promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

What is Hel•len•ism?

originating from Έλλην (Éllēn, “a Greek”)

The emulation of ancient Greek culture, civilization, principles and ideals, including humanism, reason, the pursuit of knowledge, the arts, moderation and civic responsibility. 



Daughters of Penelope

The Mission of the Daughters of Penelope is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, Family and Individual Excellence.

The Daughters of Penelope was the realization of Alexandra Apostolides’ dream. Her desire was to create a woman’s organization and because of her perseverance and the encouragement of her husband Dr. Emanuel Apostolides, a devoted AHEPAN, she formed EOS Chapter#1 with 25 charter members on November 16, 1929 in San Francisco, California. She was elected the first Grand President of the organization in 1931.

DOP Global Office:     Tel: 202-234-9741


The Order of AHEPA

Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

National:     Tel: 202-232-6300

AHEPA District 3:

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Maids of Athena

The Maids of Athena is the Junior Auxiliary to the Daughters of Penelope. Together, we promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Individual & Family Excellence. Empowering young women since 1930.


Our members are encouraged to strive to achieve and embody the ideals of our Order; Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.  In addition to these ideals, members embrace the following goals and principles: Sisterhood, Service, Citizenship, Hellenism, Family and Arete or Virtue.     Tel: 202-232-6300

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Sons of Pericles

The Sons of Pericles is an international brotherhood dedicated to the preservation of Hellenism. In addition, the Order espouses philanthropy, civic responsibility, athletics, education and individual excellence.  As an international fraternity, the Sons of Pericles expands across the United States, Canada, and Greece. Our worldwide chapters form the base of our organization and strive to positively impact their local communities. The organization is divided by state(s) and province(s) into Districts. The Supreme Lodge is the international governing body of the Sons of Pericles and its primary purpose is to ensure the success and growth of the local chapters. Open to males 14-27, the Sons of Pericles is the Junior Auxiliary of the Order of AHEPA and has as its counterpart the Maids of Athena, open to women ages 14-27.     Tel: 202-232-6300

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