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It's All Greek to Me...An Evening with Olympia Dukakis



It’s All Greek to Me…
An Evening with Olympia Dukakis

Benefits the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest and Wilhelm Scholę International


Acclaimed Actress, Olympia Dukakis  and  Event Chairman,

Acclaimed Actress, Olympia Dukakis  and  Event Chairman,
Dr. Carolyn Farb



Houston, November 21, 2010 – A festive and glamorous evening
took place on November 20, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in
 Houston, Texas where Event Chairman, Dr. Carolyn Farb
interviewed Acclaimed Actress, Olympia Dukakis in a
fascinating Up Close and Personal Conversation. 
Dr. Nicholas Checkles
President of the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest,
presented a special gift to Ms. Dukakis and the
Order of Socrates Award for Citizenship & Philanthropy to
Global Philanthropists George and Angelina Kostas
Their daughter Cynthia Kostas accepted the Award
on behalf of her parents. 
Dr. Marilyn Wilhelm,
Founder • Chairman • President of
Wilhelm Scholę International presented the
Cosmopolis Award to President Emeritus of Boston University
Dr. John Silber
for his heroic contributions to the renewal
of the Western tradition in education.  Coming in from Boston
to accept on Dr. Silber’s behalf was Herb Golder,
Editor-in-Chief of ARION, the acclaimed classics periodical.


No detail was overlooked from the sumptuous haute cuisine
 Greek dinner created by the Hyatt Regency’s Chef Jean Moysan
and the Greek wines generously donated by JANCO Foods
The Imperial Ballroom was transformed into a magical setting
with beautiful floral arrangements provided by Flowers by Nino
 and elegant table linens provided by Distinctive Details.   
There was a lively performance by the
Olympian Dancers in traditional Greek folk costumes

Boudreaux served as Master of Ceremonies and
Judge Eric Andell
was the Big Board Auctioneer. 
Guests danced into the evening to the music of Alex Kalos
“The Golden Greek.”


Among the Grecian Chic attending the event:
Alex and Lindsay Mousoudakis, Allison Boone,
Javier Moreno Valle, The Duke and
the Duchess de Gramont, John M. Tsacrios, Jr.,
Sue Trammell Whitfield, John Danielson,
Devinder and Gina Bhatia, Cathy Cagle,
Nancy Ames and Danny Ward,
the Consul of Greece
Alexandra Theodoropoulou and Kostas Kouzas,
Natalia Cokinos Oakes,
Anthony Kouzounis and Millie Roche,
Ernest and Katia Papavasiliou,
Mike Spartalis, Thomas and Anna Au, Albert and Anne Chao,
Charles Foster and Lily Chen Foster, Dr. Anna Belcheva,
Dempsey and Mary Prappas, Luciano and Ilaria Topi,
and Olympia Dukakis’ cousin Perry Mavrelis.


The Mission of the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest
 is to promote an understanding of the rich history and legacy
 that the Hellenes have given to civilization and to present
the saga of triumphs and sacrifices that were made. 
These include contributions to language, government,
 arts, architecture, athletics, science, medicine, and philosophy. 
The Hellenic Cultural Center’s outreach efforts benefit
all groups and individuals in Houston and the Southwest Region
through educational and cultural programs.


Wilhelm Scholę International’s mission is to develop
Global Renaissance Human Beings who are awake
to our common world and common destiny through the
worldwide dissemination of the Wilhelm interdisciplinary,
intercultural, interlingual Ecumenical Unified Global Curriculum
and through the Wilhelm Teacher Mentor Program
which develops master teachers who are capable of conveying
the Wilhelm Curriculum and Approach.


For more information regarding this event please contact
John M. Tsacrios, Jr. at 713-568-9925
or at




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