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Friday, October 24, 2014

The Behrakis Foundation, learn more about Mr Behrakis philanthropy

The Behrakis Foundation is a private family foundation established in Massachusetts in 1996 by George and Margo Behrakis. During his lifetime, Mr Behrakis has concentrated a majority of his philanthropy in the areas of Arts, Education, HealthCare, Hellenic Causes and the Eastern Orthodox Faith. Carrying on the work of Mr Behrakis, the Foundation seeks to help the community to prepare for its new economic opportunities, and its new national and international leadership roles. For more information, please contact Stephanie Behrakis-Liakos at sliakos[at]behrprivfdn.com or 781-861-9114.

Browse below a series of articles related to the Behrakis Foundation and its mission:

The Hellenic Initiative Announces 2nd Annual Banquet to Honor George D. Behrakis
The event will honor George D. Behrakis, among two other Greek Americans, recognizing his passion for Philanthropy and Hellenism.

Anti-smoking Campaign: HEART Saves Hearts in Greece
Harvard University in collaboration with Panayiotis Behrakis of the University of Athens, School of Medicine with the support of The Behrakis Foundation, have implemented a program to change the mentality of Greeks towards their favorite lethal habit, smoking.

Juno Statue Finds a Home at MFA’s Behrakis Wing
In March, the the George D. and Margo Behrakis Gallery,  a wing at the the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) welcomed a 13-foot marble sculpture of the goddess Juno. Due to its enormous size, the sculpture was airlifted into the gallery through an opening made in the roof.

Giving from the Heart: The Philanthropy of George D. Behrakis
The feeling stuck with him over an illustrious 40-year career in the pharmaceutical industry (from his early days at Johnson & Johnson to the start of several companies of his own), and when he retired officially from business at 60 (he’s now 76), he began an exhaustive career of philanthropy that has enriched many fields.
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