Stanley Matthews




George Kitsios

First Vice President
Peter Nanos 

Ismini Michaels

Assistant Treasurer
Eleni Tsamblakos

Corresponding Secretary
Irene Kehayas Drakopoulos

Recording Secretary
Sam S. Matthews

Board Members
Tina Anastos
Chris P. Coroneos
George Papas
Joanna Simionescu

The Greek Children’s Fund (GCF) was established in 1983 by Stanley Matthews, a Greek-American businessman. GCF’s mission is to provide financial assistance towards the daily, non-medical needs of children of Hellenic descent and their families, who suffer from life threatening illnesses. These children are treated in the United States, primarily in the New York tri-state area. Throughout its history, GCF has assisted adult patients as well. However, its primary mission has been focused on children. GCF is an all-volunteer run organization that raises funds through events such as dinner-dances, telethons, concerts and partnerships with other community groups, organizations and businesses.

To fulfill its mission, GCF created long-standing partnerships with a few of the most prestigious medical institutions in the United States. GCF had a 25-year partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and currently has affiliations with Schneider Children’s Hospital (SCH) in New Hyde Park, NY; All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL; and The Joseph Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ. At SCH, in addition to non-medical financial assistance, GCF currently provides the Greek-American community with professional bilingual/bicultural social services through a part-time social worker/program coordinator.