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Philanthropy Program

Philanthropy is translated from Greek as, friend of the people. Today it is simply known as, Love of Humanity. The Rochester Greek Festival as part of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, has always believed in giving back to the community. Along with sharing our rich culture with Rochester every year, we choose local charities that support the many families, women and children in need.

This year we have chosen a great charity to designate as our featured charity for 2018, in The Community Place of Greater Rochester Inc., along with the additional charities shown below. Every year at the Festival during our Philanthropy Friday event, we present the chosen local charities with a check for our donations. We humbly ask that you join us and donate to these fine charities as well. All personal donations from Rochester Greek Festival volunteers and attendees will be divided equally to each charity supported. Thank you for supporting us as we support the community!


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featured charity

The Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc.(CPGR) is a nonprofit agency founded on the belief that everyone should enjoy the same health, economic, and social opportunities no matter who they are or where they live.


Visit the Charity Booth for brochures and to meet representatives from all the supported charities.

Please feel free to email us at philanthropy@annunciationrochester.org for additional information and/or for a copy of next year's application


Past Charities 

 13Thirty Cancer Connect

13Thirty Cancer Connect

 Dream Factory

Dream Factory

 Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society

Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society

 Society for the Protection and Care of Children

Society for the Protection and Care of Children

 Bethel express

Bethel express

 Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong

Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong

 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 Camp Day Dreams

Camp Day Dreams

 Bivona Child Advocacy Center

Bivona Child Advocacy Center

 Daystar Kids

Daystar Kids

 EquiCenter

EquiCenter

 Epilepsy-Pralid Inc.

Epilepsy-Pralid Inc.

 Embrace Your Sisters

Embrace Your Sisters

 Christopher’s Challenge

Christopher’s Challenge