We proudly honor the Eighth National Philoptochos President, Mrs. Mimi Skandalakis, for her service as National President from 1994 through 1998.
Mrs. Skandalakis was appointed as National Philoptochos President by Archbishop Iakovos of blessed memory in 1994 and was honored to lead this important philanthropic organization of the Church which she and her late, beloved husband, Dr. John Skandalakis served all their lives. Her goal was to expand the service offered by Philoptochos and to ensure inclusion so that everyone became engaged in the organization.
She raised awareness of critical social issues including presentations at the National Philoptochos Convention with special educational speakers and videos and promoted the enhanced role of women.
During her tenure as President, National Philoptochos pledged $100,000 for the Archbishop Iakovos Library and Resource Center at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA donating in total over $170,000.
National Philoptochos also initiated the Awards Program during her presidency that honors the excellent philanthropic works of the Philoptochos Chapters nationwide as well as participated in the International Year of the Family.
Mrs. Skandalakis encouraged all members to continue the good work of Philoptochos. Her daughter Vicky Scaljon is very proud to continue the legacy of her mother by serving on the National Board, along with Mimi’s granddaughter Mimi Godwin.