Annual Report 2020

Page 1





A timeless vision AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL Thessaloniki, Greece

“My idea in forming the School was, if possible, to embody in the School a system of education which would train the whole man: the hands, the head, the heart.”

Dr. John Henry House Founder, American Farm School

Letter from the President The vision of the American Farm School – to educate students to become responsible and conscious stewards of the land, scientists, leaders and citizens of the world – has endured difficult times in the past; challenges that made it even more necessary and relevant. The year 2020 was a time like that, not only for our institution but for the whole world. And as this year comes to an end, the American Farm School’s vision proves – once again – its timeless character. True to the core values of the institution, our programs honor our heritage and also respond to the rapidly changing social, agricultural, and educational landscape. The School’s holistic programs educate students to use their heads, hands, and hearts, and to think creatively, act with integrity, and work both cooperatively and independently to become leaders in their communities. The School’s learn-by-doing environment promotes the application of theory to practice and remains the hallmark of our educational philosophy.

Letter from the Chairman I want to thank all of our generous supporters for believing in the power of the American Farm School and Perrotis College. With the completion of the new Middle School our institution can now proudly claim that it provides education throughout the lifespan, from pre-K to high school to bachelors and masters degrees and adult education. This 116-year-old institution has played and will continue to play a key role in rebuilding the economy of Greece. It is a huge task, but with the help of dedicated supporters, outstanding students, faculty and administrators, and talented trustees we can offer the kinds of world class education and research programs that are vital to renewal in Greece’s food, agriculture and natural resources sectors. Greece is learning its way forward seeking new levels of prosperity and the American Farm School and Perrotis College are unwavering partners in Greece’s progress.

Dr. David Acker Chairman of the Board of Trustees American Farm School & Perrotis College 4

In spite of the difficulties plaguing Greece since the financial crisis, the academic year 2019-2020 began on promising footing. We welcomed the first ever Middle School class. Important strides were being made in all divisions – our students were growing, and with them our plans for new programs and initiatives. Our progress towards the year’s goals was abruptly halted in February with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealing with a global emergency whose components and reach still remain poorly understood has presented a very new kind of challenge, but one which our students and staff responded to with the utmost efficiency. Thanks to the generosity of our donors in both Greece and the U.S., by the end of FY 2020, a little over $21 Million was raised, representing roughly 91% of our Comprehensive Campaign goal (2015-2022). The year 2020 has been a difficult year for all humanity. Faced with the most difficult challenge of the century, individually and collectively, we addressed it as an opportunity to reexamine, regroup, and reshape our personal lives and the future of our institution. We – students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors – who constitute the fabric of the institution’s resilience, were faced with dramatic challenges that needed to be addressed with determination, innovative thinking, and sacrifices. And we, individually and collectively, succeeded in doing so. The American Farm School has always been an institution empowered by its people and now, more than ever, depends on them. Thank you for contributing to the efforts that keep guiding the School towards the light. Panos Kanellis Ph.D. President American Farm School & Perrotis College 5

Foreword Vision is light, and light is always looking with a positive outlook on what’s to come. The strength of an institution is proven by its ability to withstand the pressures of the times – the power to adapt to current realities while staying true to the core principles that drive its mission. A clear view of history and a strong sense of self are the pillars upon which an institution builds a sound future. The American Farm School is more than the sum of its parts. It is more than the 116 years of developing programs, of driving innovation, of serving the community. It is the students that graduated years ago, and those that are just beginning their journey. It is the joyous voices and uninhibited laughter at the Pre-K and Primary School levels, the constant questioning and discovery at the Middle and High School, the hunger to prove, and the gratification of collaboration at the Junior College and College. It is a center of excellence, and a place to explore; a place to succeed but also a place to fail, recalibrate, and then try again. It is the enduring principle of cultivating the whole individual – of Learning-by-Doing, and always Doing ethically. One hundred and sixteen years ago, Dr. John Henry House started a school to help provide for ten orphaned boys – by educating the “hands, the head, and the heart” he would give them all they needed to succeed in the turn-of-the-century world. Today, this mandate has expanded. The School serves students from Pre-K through to the M.Sc. level and beyond. The Educational Farm, the Krinos Olive Center and other outreach services support research, provide world-class demonstration and training opportunities, not only for the student body, but for the wider community, from small-scale farmers to sector-leading industry partners. At a time when the world is in a state of turmoil and continues to grow more complex, our focus on sustainability and the environment, agriculture, food science and technology – areas so central to our present existence and even more vital to our common future - this timeless vision is not only still relevant, it is urgently necessary. 6



The hands

The hands do the heavy lifting. They also perform the delicate craftsmanship. They execute the mechanical just as they create the intricate and elaborate. They hold the pencil and they hold the spade. They are the expression of strength and the embodiment of ability. We teach the hands of our students because our world’s future is in their hands. 8



The School’s signature holistic education remains at the center of all that we do, and continues to set it apart. Whether in the campus Educational Farm, the Middle School’s Tech Makerspace, or Perrotis College’s Genomics lab, students are getting their hands dirty. By actively questioning the world around them and creatively searching for answers, they are not only partaking in the learning process, they are creating it. From our 7th graders writing and producing their own newspaper, our high schoolers designing and constructing an award winning miniature F1 race car using 3D CAD software, to our College students participating in E.U. initiatives to develop new knowledge and technologies ensuring a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for European citizens, they are already making meaningful impact.

With a focus on experiential learning, it’s important that the physical space inspires inquiry and active engagement. We are invested in developing spaces that spark critical thought in our students – that encourage them to participate not only during class but also beyond – from the Robotics and Entrepreneurship Clubs, to sports teams and volunteer groups, student life reflects our rich and diverse student body, and our buildings and grounds do the same. Following the first year of operation of the new Haseotes Middle School and the completion of the Greenwich Auditorium, our historic High School will be getting a makeover thanks to a very generous gift from the Panteliadis family. Trustee Stefanos Panteliadis and his brother Aristotelis Panteliadis pay tribute to their father, noted Greek businessman, esteemed Trustee emeritus, and AFS alumnus, Mr. Pantelis Panteliadis, by naming the renovated building in his honor. Our high schoolers are also lucky to be enjoying a new courtyard this year, thanks to Trustee and Greek Summer alumna, Ms. Frances Manthos. These are crucial years in a young person’s development, and we do our utmost to ensure that we are providing an inviting setting for students to understand the world around them, while finding their place in it.




Though celebrations were put off owing to the extenuating circumstances of the pandemic, the Haseotes Middle School successfully completed its first year of operation. The missing piece in the School’s educational puzzle, the Middle School is a model for innovative experiential education with a STEM focus, and further proof that the AFS vision holds true at all stages of development. Students in this newest of academic divisions are quickly getting to enjoy more and more of the unique AFS experience, including dorm life. Our residential campus has expanded its mandate to include its youngest boarders to date – with students entering the 7th grade now also able to take full advantage of the residential campus.

While we believe in the power of hands-on learning, we also believe in the importance of adaptability. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we conduct business and how we conduct ourselves. Greece was quick to react following the first recorded case of the virus, and all Schools were closed in early March. Our teachers and faculty worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition to digital learning platforms that would enable the completion of curriculum, but most importantly, the continued engagement and psychological support of the students and their parents. Distance learning at all levels included interactive activities, presentations, and online homework submission, though the Institution faced the additional challenge of having to adapt a program based heavily on practical training. At the College and Junior College levels, this was achieved partly through an additional focus on small, thematic seminars until the eventual return of all students to campus, which began on June 1. 12



The head


The head gives meaning. It is where strategy is born and action is dictated. It is the library where we store information, and where we go to find answers to the most impossible of questions. The head applies logic to chaos and derives form, function and substance. In teaching the head to create, to question, and to execute with intention and purpose, we embolden the leaders of tomorrow. 14



Perrotis College continues to expand its breadth, announcing two new undergraduate majors – a B.Sc. in Environmental Science, and a B.A. in Digital Marketing Management. Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary field of study, dedicated to the understanding of the geosphere, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere – their interaction and their impact on environmental systems, while the Digital Marketing program focuses on the marketing, branding and communication techniques of the digital age, including digital analytics, search marketing and mobile and social marketing. The College also announced a new M.Sc. program in Sustainable Agriculture and Management, a degree designed to address the demand for expertise and innovative know-how in holistic and sustainable methods of crop production. Climate change, circular bioeconomy, precision agriculture, and the digitization of agriculture are the focal points of this new and vitally relevant area of study.


The farm in numbers DAIRY CATTLE






































The year in highlights In a year when the world has been in turmoil, it is more important than ever to take stock of the experiences that were most rewarding – the moments of strength and unity that helped propel us over the incredible hurdles of the year that passed.

In 2020, we are most proud of…

“…managing to maintain our excellent relationship with the parents and our consistent contact with students, while realizing our ability to develop a quality educational framework for them beyond the scope of our traditional experiential learning practices. We never believed that at this stage of the learning and developmental process, we could have such success in engaging our students through a computer screen!” Vaso Ntokou, Pre-K Head Teacher

“…our teachers for responding quickly to the educational, pedagogical, and emotional needs of their students created by lockdown conditions. Our educators worked tirelessly all day long to keep their e-classes engaging, amusing, and focused on curriculum goals. We are proud of our students and their parents, who worked patiently and persistently from home to respond to the difficult situation in which we all found ourselves. Finally, we are most proud of the love and support among all members of the AFS community – it was their love and support that provided the key to success in the quarantine period.”

“…the entire Haseotes Middle School community – our students, their families, our teachers, for working as a team in adverse conditions to make sure that all our kids were safe, reassured, and stimulated. Communication channels remained incredibly strong, with daily online classes, recreational evening clubs, and experiential group activities such as movie nights. We all confronted this important challenge as an opportunity for our students to gain strength, grit and dedication; an opportunity to move forward together as a new academic division.”

Tasos Papanastasiou, Elementary School Principal

Dimitris Slavoudis, Middle School Principal

“…the students and faculty that had to quickly adapt to new technology to complete the curriculum in a timely and effective way. Thanks to these efforts, the Junior College celebrated its first graduation, the Vocational High School had significant success in the Panhellenic college entrance exams, and our adult training and consulting services were completed successfully and on time.” Evangelos Vergos, Dean, School of Professional Education & Director of the Educational Farm



“…our teachers and students, because during the lockdown they continued to work remotely with diligence at this critical juncture in their academic careers. They followed a rigorous class schedule, which aimed to maintain the signature aspects of an AFS education. The feedback from families and students was extremely positive and our success rate for college entrance was noteworthy.” Paris Petras, High School Principal

“...developing and maintaining a collective and consistent reaction and staying “emotionally connected” rather than just “electronically connected” with our students. A workshop was organized with the participation of a Higher Education expert from the U.S.. According to her feedback, a tremendous job was done in making the challenging transition from land-based to remote learning. We offered a great balance of structure and flexibility with a focus on working in the real, rather than the ideal.” Kostantinos Rotsios, Academic Dean of Perrotis College Undergraduate Programs & Chair of the International Business Department



Financials 2019-20


The sudden impact of COVID-19 derailed the rebounding Greek economy. AFS, like other private institutions, experienced serious setbacks when all schools in Greece were forced to close. In Spring 2020, tuition fee collection was suspended, ultimately affecting the liquidity of the School. Even in these adverse times, the Institution presented a positive budgetary result of €3 million. Expenses were decreased by 3.5%, taking us from $17.1 million in FY 2019 to $16.5 million in FY 2020, with administrative costs accounting for only 12% of the total budget compared to costs of programs and campus services which made up 82%.


Operating revenues were $19.6 million, with tuition and fees accounting for nearly 29% of revenues, income from the Educational Farm contributing 23%, and gifts and grants from private sources representing another 41%. Government grants contributed an additional 3% as did the income from the School’s $36.6 million endowment.



Consolidated Statement Financial Position Consolidated Statement of Financialof Position

Operating Expenses Operating Expenses

in thousands $

in $

in thousands $

2020 Total Assets Liabilities Net Assets

Total Assets Liabilities

82,446 -11,785

2020 2019 82,446 76,315 -11,785 -10,208


-48,805 -47,932 -21,856 -18,175 -70,661 -76,315



Total Expenses

Total Expenses

-18,175 -76,315



Consolidated Statement Consolidated Statement of Activitiesof Activities in thousands $

in thousands $

Campus Buildings & Grounds

2020 Operating Revenues Operating Revenues 19,552 Operating Expenses Operating Expenses -16,508 Net Operating Result Net Operating Result 3,044 Non-Operating Revenues Non-Operating Revenues 1,954 Change in Net Assets Change in Net Assets 4,998 Net Assets as of beginning of year Net Assets as of beginning of year 66,107 Foreign currency translation adjustment Foreign currency translation adjustment -443 Net Assets as of end of year Net Assets as of end of year 70,662

2020 2019 19,552 16,237 -16,508 -17,133 3,044 -896 1,954 3,142 4,998 2,246 66,107 64,610 -443 -749 70,662 66,107


Educational Instruction Educational Instruction 6,992,106 Implementation of Funded Projects Implementation of Funded Projects 1,345,336 Educational Farm Educational Farm 3,730,441 Administrative & General Management Administrative & General Management 2,061,916 Campus Buildings & Grounds Campus Buildings & Grounds 1,462,794 Institutional Support & Development Institutional Support & Development 915,854


Net Assets

Without donor restrictions Without donor restrictions -48,805 With donor restrictions With donor restrictions -21,856 Total Liabilities & Net Assets Total Liabilities & Net Assets -70,661

in $


Campus Buildings & Grounds



16,508,447 100% 6,992,106 42% 1,345,336 8% 3,730,441 23% 2,061,916 12% 1,462,794 9% 915,854 6%

2,246 64,610



8% 23% 12% 9% 6%



% 42 42 %




% Institutional Institutional Support & Development Support & Development




Educational Instruction


Educational Instruction

Administrative & AdministrativeGeneral & Management General Management

-749 66,107

*Foreign Currency translation EURO/USD *Foreign Currency translation EURO/USD 2020 Revenues and expenses Revenues and expenses Assets and Liabilities Assets and Liabilities

0.90:1 0.89:1

2020 2019 0.90:1 0.88:1 0.89:1 0.88:1

2019 0.88:1 0.88:1

% 23 23 %

Educational Farm


Educational Farm




Implementation Implementation of Funded Projects of Funded Projects


Operating Operating Revenues Revenues

th Endowment Endowment Balances Balances as of June as of 30 June 2020 30th 2020

in $

in $

in $

Total Revenues Total Revenues

19,552,364 19,552,364100%



36,612,063 36,612,063100%




7,929,6897,929,689 41%



22,155,793 22,155,793 61%


Tuition &Tuition Fees & Fees

5,741,160 5,741,160 29%



14,456,270 14,456,27039%


Sales of Farm Sales Products of Farm Products

4,458,964 4,458,964 23%



270,945 270,945



Investment Investment Income Income

518,120 518,120




633,486 633,486












% % 6161



EU & USAID-ASHA Investment Income Grants


Investment Income Other


Other Sales of Farm Products


Sales of&Farm Tuition Fees Products


% % 3939




Tuition Gifts & Fees



in $



The heart

The heart is the emotional compass. It steers intuition, upholds the center, promotes integrity. It’s what influences us to care about others, to care about the environment, to care about the general good and invest in the future. The heart connects us to each other, through time and space – it preserves the past, while sowing hope for what’s ahead. The heart believes in sustainability, in ethical stewardship, in bettering oneself to better the whole. The heart is the partner of the soul; when our students learn to harness the power of one, they begin to realize the potential of the other. They dare to chase dreams and lead by example. 26



Sustainability on campus

To make our communities more sustainable, we have to start with ourselves. The campus is our home, and we make it a priority to emphasize environmentally friendly practices and mindful stewardship in all that we do. That’s why the new buildings and green spaces at the Haseotes Middle School and Greenwich Auditorium were designed to create beautiful shared spaces to encourage collaborative learning and sociability while minimizing our carbon footprint - the buildings include an integrated rainwater management system which feeds water from the rooftops into rain gardens, where it is filtered, cleaned, and used for the irrigation of green spaces on campus. Our students learn to show concern for the environment, and do so in new and innovative ways - this year the High School Entrepreneurship Club created OcLean (ocean + clean); a smartphone app developed to address growing concern about the health of Greek seabeds. The novel app allows users to notify authorities when a polluted area has been identified, and tracks the progress of clean-up until the issue has been resolved. 28



The Comprehensive Campaign 2015-2022

Highlighting Donor Stories

Goal: $23,100,000 Commited to date (June 30, 2020): $21,202,306 (91.78%) (including USAID $21,895,114 or 94,78%) To Be Raised



3,863,801 Endowment


Annual Fund

3,520,112 Facilities


The Burpee Foundation: Since 1881, the W. Atlee Burpee & Co. has been at the forefront of horticultural innovation in the United States. The Burpee Foundation builds on this legacy by funding projects focused on horticulture, the environment and education. In 2019, The Burpee Foundation generously funded the integrated rainwater management system at the Haseotes Middle School and Greenwich Auditorium. Perfectly complementing their priorities, the rainwater management system not only includes rain gardens, a filtration system and storage tank, it also provides a hands-on learning experience by engaging students in maintenance of the gardens, and monitoring water consumption and use, thereby strengthening the environmental objectives of the School.


1,598,623 A vision becomes timeless thanks to the people who believe in it; the people who protect it and nurture it by sharing their time and resources. Through thick and thin, our donors support the School’s cause and are the reason we are able to continue educating the hands, the heads, and the hearts of so many. Our Comprehensive Campaign (2015 – 2022) has focused our energy in three vital areas: -Scholarships, because we believe in a broad and need-blind access to a holistic education. -Programs, because we believe in providing an education that reflects the world’s changing needs. -Campus Infrastructure, because we believe effective learning happens in innovative spaces with access to the most current equipment and training materials. By the end of FY 2020, a little over $21 Million was raised, representing roughly 91% of our Campaign goal.


The Samourkas Foundation: For more than 40 years, the late Theodoros Samourkas and his family have been amongst the most loyal patrons of the American Farm School, playing a critical role in three major fundraising campaigns, and serving as ambassadors of the School’s mission through support from their foundations in the USA and Greece. Following Mr. Samourkas’ death in 2009, his two daughters Zoe and Marinela continue to champion causes that provide opportunities for young people. Gifts from the Samourkas Foundation have renovated the Media & Resources Center in the Library, financed the English-language education program in the Elementary School, and in recent years funded the scholarship program at Perrotis College. In recognition of their many years of support, and their transformative contributions to the current campaign, a building on campus has been named in honor of Theodoros Samourkas. The space is used to accommodate visiting academics and researchers participating in the development of academic programs at all levels.




Board of Trustees, 2019–2020

CHAIRMAN David G. Acker FIRST VICE CHAIR Frances Manthos VICE CHAIRS George Milonas William A. Tsacalis SECRETARY Sophia Hartch TREASURER Constantine N. Darras

The American Farm School is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of volunteer community and business leaders from Greece and the U.S. who provide financial oversight, ensure adequate resources, legal and ethical integrity, and maintain accountability for the School’s operations. The School is a private, not-for-profit organization as described in section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, registered in the State of New York. Gifts to the School, made by individual donors as well as private and corporate Foundations in the U.S., Greece and elsewhere in the world, help support operations, scholarships, capital projects, program development and more. 32

TRUSTEES William J. Bennington John R. Crunkilton Joannie C. Danielides Kim E. Dooley Thymis Efthymiadis Christos S. Folias Seth E. Frank Constantinos Hadjiyannakis Barbara K. Heming Stephen King Vicki Kyriakos Annie Levis Thanassis Martinos Daniel M. Morgan

Elaine K. Nelson Stefanos Panteliades Nikolaos Pentzos Joel S. Post William L. Richter Manita S. Scocimara Peter Schube Robert W. Uek Sharon W. Vaino Theodora Valentis Panayotis P. Yatagantzidis HONORARY TRUSTEES Antonis Anezinis Sheila Baird Peter Bien John H. Cleave+ Stavros Constantinides+ Phillip G. Foote Dimitri Gondicas Edmund Keeley John C. Lycouris Pantelis Panteliades Anastasia Pappas Aliki Perroti George B. Post Gail D. Schoppert Judson R. Shaver Susan Stupin Charles L. Thomas, Jr.

The American Farm School extends its deepest gratitude to our 2019—2020 board members. Regretfully, Honorary Trustees Stavros Constantinides and John H. Cleave passed away during this Fiscal Year. The School extends its deepest sympathy to their families.




The impact of the gifts on the American Farm School community is nothing short of transforming. Because of this support, the American Farm School continues to be extraordinary. Every day — like generations of individuals who have learned, lived, and served on this campus for more than a century — we are touched by the generosity and commitment of the School’s supporters who believe in its mission.

for the year ending June 30, 2020

Donors who gave in the U.S. MAJOR BENEFACTORS ($100,000 + )


SOWERS - ($1,000 + )

FRIENDS - ($250 + )

David & Maria Carls Sanders B. Cathcart & Barbara Higgins

David (AFS President Emeritus) & Patricia Buck

Edith M. Courtenay

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Inc.

Keith & Ann Dronen

Katharine M. Swibold & Jordan D. Becker

Caroline D. Cox

Emanuel P. & Susan Fakoukakis

Andrew Tangalos

John R. & Sherry Crunkilton

Arthur & Patricia Dukakis

Mary C. Dritsas

L. Jack & Judith Faling

Seth E. Frank

Nicholas & Joannie C. Danielides

Mario & Linda Faustini

George J. & Cathy Florakis

James G. & Catherine Faller

George & Rosemary Tchobanoglous

William J. Bennington

Demosthenis Raptelis Foundation

Haralambos & Loella Fekkos

David P. Foote

Madeline Gelis

Burpee Foundation

David & Linda Hellmann

Barbara Harrison

Denise & Evan Graf

Timothy E. & Sophia S. Hartch

George (AFS President Emeritus) & Charlotte Draper

H. Daniel & Nancy Hull

Noah R. & Madge Levy

Vasilios S. and Aphrodite B. Haseotes Family Foundation

General Mills Foundation Hometown Grantmaking Program

Demetra Merikas Nicholas & Ruth Nikas

Heidi Hillenbrand

Barbara K. Heming

John C. & Cynthia House III

Christine Kondoleon & Frederic Wittman

Jeanne Taylor & Vanburen N. Hansford

Stephen H. & Harley Osman

Louise & John Irving

Estate of Claire C. Katsanis

Jockey Hollow Foundation

Anthony D. Kouzounis

N. Demos Foundation, Inc.

Ross W. Larson, Jr

Lewis G. Parsenios

Richard L. Jackson

Stephen W. and Ashley King

Peter M. & Virginia L. Nicholas, Sr.

Athena Papas

Matthew & Blaine Peck

James F. & Barbara Jones

Nicholas & Vicki Kyriakos

Carl H. & Betty Pforzheimer III

George & Diane Karampas

Frances M. Manthos

Eriberto & Manita Scocimara

Mr. & Mrs. Anastasios Parafestas

Vasilis E. & Alice Riginos

Dennis J. Keller

Daniel M. & Mayo Morgan

William A. & Marie Tsacalis

Deborah J. Patterson

Christie C. Salomon

Frances Kostarelos

Valentios & Theodora Valentis

Jaan E. & Sharon W. Vaino

Nicholas Pisaris Ronald L. Romaniello

Robert P. Sanders

Constantine D. Kyropoulos

Scott & Lynne Smith

Wylie R. & Judith Sheldon

Wesley E. & Chrisanthy T. LaBua

Leon & Johanna Spanos

Katherine T. B. Sokoloff

Mary Lannin

Edward Cooper Wynne Foundation

Nancy Worcester

Paul Malaspina

Aliki Perroti, Founder of Perrotis College

Estate of Dean C. Zutes BENEFACTORS - ($25,000 + ) David G. & Jane Acker Deborah Androus The Androus Foundation Sheila Baird Gregor & Betty Calender Hugh Cullman Estate of Aristides Sideropoulos (AFS’51) Estate of Darlene Y. Keeley Annie Levis Petros Levis & Ann McCalley Gregory Maguire Elaine K. Nelson Stelios and Vaso Petsagourakis Foundation

1904 FOUNDER’S CIRCLE ($5,000 + ) Estate of Ernest Thomas Chepou

CONTRIBUTORS - ($500 + )


Lazaros P. & Ivette Mavrides

David Friedman & Sherry Kelly

Jack H. Alvo

Elizabeth S. McLanahan

Maria S. Gebhard

AHEPA - LIBERTY CHAPTER NO.127 / Cincinnati AHEPA Foundation


Donald M. & Evelyn Miller

Alice L. Hansen

Anastasia Boucouras

Vasso Apostolides

Signe O. Mitchell

Charles F. Lowrey & Susan Rodriguez

J. Michael & Elizabeth Chu

Soterios & Demetra Argeroplos

William F. Wulsin & Alexandra Moore-Wulsin

Phillip G. & Mary Foote

Charles A. Balestri

Sam J. Galanis

Suzanne & Thomas Barton

William B. & Deborah McCrory

John Pane & Elizabeth Bassett

Brian & Djoana Miller

James P. & Ellen Bassett

George B. Post Thomas & Anna Povinelli

John P. and Nancy J. Bassett Fund of the Vermont Commuinity Foundation

Amanda Spyrou

George T. & Mary Jane Benis

Aicaterini A. Sias

Chris C. & Linda Stephanides

James L. & Josephine Bennington

Sean & Laura M. Sommers

William B. & Kim Strubbe

Eugene N. & Kathleen Borza

Nicholas Stillman

Katherine Tzortzidis

Kiki Camarinos

David C. Stimson

Theodore Vakrinos

Nancy M. Carman

Emily K. Stimson

Andrew & Heidi Williams

Nicholas & Faith Christy

Gretchen V. & Richard E. Swibold

The Hellenic Women’s Club, Inc STEWARDS - ($2,500 + ) John H.† & Laura Cleave Alexander & Patty Doolas

Peter H. & Leona Schube

Kim E. Dooley

The New York Community Trust

Alex & Doris Malaspina

Robert W. & Mary Uek

Jason L. Michel

Demetrios N. (AFS ‘54) & Lydia Vlachos

Nuveen Benevolent Trust


William A. Parkinson

Theodore G. & Mary Vernardakis Henry & Marilyn Williams III Women’s Fellowship First Congregational Church Carl T. Young Jr. James & Eugenia Zographos

Eva Mallis

Daniel L. & Anne Bernstein

William L. & Pamela Richter

Christine Tsichlis

James E. & Katharine Morris Arion & Maria Pattakos Gus & Jo Ann Perdikakis Luther & Deborah Ragin, Jr. Amber R. Randolph Darlene L. Rhine


Donors who gave in Greece

H.W. Wood Limited

Eleni Fessa

Vasiliki Papalazarou

Ioakeimidis M. - Sampanidis K. O.E.

Vasilis & Ioanna Ferentouros

Afroditi Papasimakopoulou

Pagalos Kazakis (AFS’92)

Haroula Gennimata

Sotiris Papasotiriou

Christina Koliopoulou

Eleni Georgaki

Alexandros Pappas

Mr. & Mrs. Alexandros Krallis

Anna Georgiadou

Pagona Pashoudi


1904 FOUNDERS CIRCLE (€5,000+)

Leandros & Katerina Basbas

Kri Kri S.A.

Vasiliki Gerovasileiou

Biocidetech Hellas I.K.E.

Marianna’s Vineleaves (AFS’92)

Olga Gouda

Pelopac Mediterranean Food Specialties

Aliki Perroti, Founder of Perrotis College



MDA Hellas

Kornilia Groudou

Athina Peristeropoulou

Eurokteo S.A. - Harisi Maria

Miltiadis Harenis

Renata Perseli

Seth E. Frank

Panos Menexopoulos

Loretta Constantinides

Higas A.B.E.E. (AFS’ 02)

Denia & Michael Hatzakis

Nikolaos & Ioanna Poulakou

Thanasis & Marina Martinos

Nomos Law Firm

Detas Foundation

Pantelis Papadopoulos A.E.B.E.

George Hatziargiros

Primavera P. Hatzichristidis

AEGEAS Civil Company

Giorgos Higas (AFS’ 02)

Venetia Kantsa

Maria Issachar

Dionysia Papadopoulou

George & Christina Hatzinikolaou

Joann Ryding-Beltes

Alumil S.A.

Zisis Kabouropoulos

Platon Idiotiko Polyatreio Iatriki S.A.

Panagiotis Havatzopoulos

Grasiela Samarinopoulou

Epirus S.A.

Kantsas Real Estate Investment S.A.

Stelios Simeonidis

Mr. & Mrs. Aristotelis Panteliades

Pioneer Hi-Bred Hellas LTD

Hella Plants L.t.d.

Isidoros Provatos

Mr. & Mrs. Pantelis (AFS’54) Panteliades

Mr. & Mrs. Apostolos (AFS ‘87) Samoudis

Eleni Holeva

Tsantali Vineyards & Wineries

Hydragcom S.A.

Sistegasmena Farmakeia I. Pantou-A. Giannouli

Mr. & Mrs. Stefanos Panteliades

Sipcam Hellas

Lexicon Translations E.E.

Vegoritis Winery (AFS’ 83)

Inart A. Konstantinidou S.A.

Samourkas Foundation

Sklavenitis I&S

Dimitris Netas

Ioannis & Nora Vezyroglou

Issue Print-Evdoxia Ipsilou

Zoe Samourkas

Vivartia Group of Companies

Georgios & Kostas (Perrotis ‘17) Oroilidis

Shirley Voutira

Alexandra Ioannidou

Athenean Brewery S.A.

Ydrofili S.A. BENEFACTORS (€25,000+)

Zanna S.A.

Alpha Bank Captain Vassilis & Carmen Constantakopoulos Foundation

STEWARDS (€2,500+)

E.G. Passias A.B.E.E.

Propeller Club of the United States

Procter & Gamble Hellas LTD

Kitty Kyriacopoulos and Family Annie Levis

SOWERS (€1,000+)

Unilever S.A.

Anonymous AS Automatic Systems Hellas

CHAIRMAN’S ASSOCIATES (€10,000+) A.B. Vassilopoulos S.A. A.G. Leventis Foundation Bios Agrosystem ABEE Blue Crest Holding S.A. Domokos S.A. Christos & Annie Efstathiou Thymis & Katerina Efthymiadis E.I. Papadopoulos S.A. Christos & Toula Folias Hellenic Hope Melissa-Kikizas Food Products S.A. Mr. & Mrs. Constantinos Martinos Metro A.E.B.E. (AFS’54) My Market (AFS’54) Optima S.A. (AFS’54) Redestos Efthymiadis Agrotechnology Group

Athens Tennis Club Biolget E.E. Tourousis & SIA O.E. Domaine Zafeirakis (AFS ‘95)

Irene Kesoglidou Triantafullia Korea Dimitrios Kritsimos

Dimitris & Christina Panteleimonitis

Eleni Ivou

Hariton Papaioannou

Evangelia Agathi

Areti Kalitsi

Kalliopi Pegiou

Ourania-Christina Alberini-Dimopoulou

Ivonni Kallipolitou-Stamouli

Anna Pissadaki Panagiotis Tanimanidis Transair Travel Agency LTD Vasileios Tsalikidis Panagiotis Tzevelekidis Georgios Valasakis Valtra Karintis - Netas S.A. FRIENDS (€250+)

Alfa Psinakis S.A. Antonis Alexiadis Alexis & Anastasia Alexiou Pantelis Alexopoulos A. Mallini & SIA E.E. Anonymous Antipollution Mon. Ane Athanasios & Maria Athanasiadis Savvas Balouktsis


Association of Friends of the American Farm School

Golden Brands S.A.

Ayachtco Limited

Christos Bougiouklis


Blanc Gastrobar

Yiannis Boutaris

Stefanos Kassidis (AFS’90)

Christos Boskos (AFS’ 83)

Maria Constantinidis


Haido Boulaki “To Aromatopoleion”

Demetre Constantinou

Macedonian-Thrace Brewery S.A.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling

Eleni Dalacoura

Masoutis S.A.

Cinque Wine Bar (AFS’14)

Daughters of Penelope Athens

Roxani Matsa

SD Constantinou & Son S.A.

Fani Desipri

P.A.P. Company S.A.

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Custer

Diathlassi S.A.

Pom Star (AFS’90)

Dryfo Menexopoulos Bros S.A.

Panagiotis & Aggeliki Dimaras

Samaras & Associates

DSM Hellas

Display Hellas S.A.

Stravaridi A.E.B.E.

Elli Economou

Dimitrios Dragonas

Tuvunu S.A.

Energiers S.A.

Stavroula Dragona-Kourakou

Christos Zafeirakis (AFS ‘95)

Group of Student Services of Association of Friends AFS

Lena Dusendschon Kaity Emmanouelidou

Stichting PiSquare Foundation


Thenamaris Ships Management Inc.

Constantinos & Phyllis Hadjiyannakis


Eleni Holeva


Isomat S.A. DONORS

Constantinos Billias

Constantinos & Katerina Economou Euroglass S.A. Veatriki Farmaki

Panagiota Karagiozi Vasilis Karamitsanis Karamitsanis Law Company Ilias Karaviotis Constantina Karterouli Ioannis Kinigopoulos Kir’ Yanni S.A.

Charlotte Skarpidi Argyris Skondras Iosif Soltanis Alexandra Spentza Sofia Stratidou Themistoklis Tarasidis Tea Route Theodora’s Creations Thessaloniki Friends of Merimna Efrosini Thoma Athanasios Tsaftaris Symeon Tsarouhas Katerina Tsimpouri (AFS’ 16 & PC’ 18)

Klimatechniki S.A.

Stavros Tsimpouris Emporio Agrotikon Proionton

Christina Koliopoulou

Alexandra Tsipsiani

Vasiliki Kotsoni

Ioannis Tzerpos

Giorgos Kouteranis

Dafni & Vassilis Valambous

Paraskevi Koutoukidou

Vmondo Bachatouris

The Kraft Heinz Company

Matina Vidali

Agni Levis

Eleni Vlioura

Kalliopi Liaskou

Waterlife S.A.

Logismos S.A.

Diogenis & Olina Zachariadis

Alexandros Loverdos Antouanetta Manara Dimitria Mandani Avgi Markopoulou Irene Markoulaki Marina Matthaioudaki Aikaterini Michailidou Nikolaidis The Art of Flower Theofanis Oikonomou Tatiana Organtzi Kimonas Palamidis Despoina Palioura


"When drive, entrepreneurial thinking and perseverance meet ingenuity and a passion for learning, anything is possible." Dr. Panos Kanellis President, American Farm School & Perrotis College




AMERICAN FARM SCHOOL Thessaloniki, Greece

American Farm School Marinou Antipa 54, P.O. Box 60097, 570 01 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece T: +30-2310-492-700, F +30-2310-492-710 U.S. Office: 800 Third Avenue, Suite 2800 New York, NY 10022 Tel.: +1-212-463-8434 Ε:

Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.