VIP Support

Those Who Have Helped Tell The Oxi Day Story At The Annual Event

  • Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton
  • Former President of Israel, Shimon Peres
  • World-renowned singer and human rights activist, Bono
  • Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden
  • Then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
  • World’s most highly-regarded and well-known Holocaust survivor, Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel
  • Nobel Laureate and Congressional Gold Medal recipient, Aung San Suu Kyi
  • First American killed by ISIS in response to Iraq airstrikes, journalist James Foley (# 1 news story in 5 yrs.)
  • Blind Chinese dissident who blanketed the international media when Secretary Clinton brought him to America, Chen Guangcheng
  • Forbes’ 10 most influential in the world, “the soul of the Ukraine’s resistance,” Ruslana Lyzhychko
  • Internationally-renown Kenyan corruption fighting dissident, John Githongo [selected by Bono]
  • One of the fathers of the Arab Spring, Jamel Bettaieb
  • The head of Cuba’s Ladies in White who bravely protest Castro’s repressive policies, Berta Soler
  • One of Pakistan’s most prominent women’s rights advocates, Fouzia Saeed
  • The highest-ranking woman in US history and House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi
  • Former nominee for US President, Senate Majority Leader, and WWII veteran, Bob Dole
  • Then-Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Menendez
  • Then-Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • Former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and WWII veteran, Ben Gilman
  • Longest serving Member of Congress in U.S. history and WWII veteran, John Dingell
  • Oldest Member of Congress in US history and WWII veteran, Ralph Hall
  • Vice-Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Gus Bilirakis
  • Former Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Paul Sarbanes
  • Congressman John Sarbanes
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense, Derek Cholette
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense, Zachary Lemnios
  • Former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Global Operations, Admiral James Stavridis
  • First US Director of National Intelligence and former Deputy Secretary of State, John Negroponte
  • First US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer
  • Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus
  • Leading television personality, Chris Matthews
  • President of the National Endowment for Democracy, Carl Gershman
  • American Jewish Committee Executive Director, David Harris
  • Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios
  • Then-Foreign Minister of Greece, Stavros Lambrinidis
  • Stavros Niarchos Foundation Director and Co-President, Andreas Dracopoulos
  • Onassis Foundation (USA), Executive Director / Former Ambassador of Greece to US, Loucas Tsilas
  • Former US Ambassador to Belgium, Tom Korologos
  • Former Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary of State, Barbara Spyridon Pope

Appeared in the “Greek Secret” Philotimo Video (released August 2014)

  • Art Agnos, Former Mayor of San Francisco
  • Kary Antholis, HBO Miniseries & Cinemax Programming, President
  • William Antholis, former Brookings Institution, Managing Director
  • John P. Calamos, Sr., Calamos Investments, Chairman, CEO & CIO
  • John Catsimatidis, Red Apple Group, Inc., President, Chairman & CEO
  • Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates, LP, President
  • Philip Christopher, International Coordinating Committee — Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA), President
  • Bob Costas, NBC and Major League Baseball Network, Broadcaster
  • His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America
  • Antonis H. Diamataris, National Herald, Publisher & Editor
  • Andreas Dracopoulos, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Director and Co-President
  • Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post Media Group, President and Editor-in-Chief
  • Father Alexander Karloutsos, Order of St. Andrew, Spiritual Advisor / Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Public Affairs Officer / Faith Executive Advisor
  • George Logothetis, Libra Group, Chairman & CEO
  • Andy Manatos, Washington Oxi Day Foundation, President
  • Mike Manatos, Washington Oxi Day Foundation, Executive Director
  • George Marcus, Marcus & Millichap, Chairman
  • Dennis Mehiel, U.S. Corrugated, Inc, Chairman and CEO
  • Dean Metropoulos, Businessman and Philanthropist
  • Nikos Mouyiaris, Mana Products, Founder and CEO
  • Gregory Nagy, Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, Director
  • Peter J. Pappas, Sr., P.J. Companies, Chairman
  • Ted Spyropoulos, Plant Your Roots In Greece, President
  • George Stephanopoulos, ABC News, Chief Anchor
  • Chris P. Tomaras, Tomaras Investments, Ltd., Pres. / Panhellenic Scholarship Foundation, Founder
  • Ambassador Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis, Former US Ambassador to Hungary
  • Loucas Tsilas, Onassis Foundation (USA), Executive Director / Former Ambassador of Greece to US
  • George Tsunis, Chartwell Hotels, Founder, Chairman and CEO
  • Pavlos Yeroulanos, Former Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism

Foundation Honorary Advisory Board Members

  • His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America
  • Morrie Amitay, Vice Chairman, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
  • Bill Antholis, Former Managing Director, Brookings Institution
  • George Chacalli, Ambassador of Cyprus to the United States
  • Jim Chanos, President and Founder, Kynikos Associates
  • Suzan Johnson Cook, Former US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
  • Peter Economides, Founder and Owner, Strategic Brand Consultancy
  • Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
  • Alexander Kitroeff, Professor of History, Haverford College
  • Tom Korologos, Former US Ambassador to Belgium
  • Nicholas Logothetis, Board of Directors, Libra Group
  • George Marcus, Founder and Chairman, Marcus & Millichap
  • Thomas Miller, Former US Ambassador to Greece
  • Andrew Natsios, Former USAID Administrator
  • John Negroponte, Former Director of National Intelligence / Former Undersecretary of State
  • Peggy Sotirhos Nicholson, Executive Director, Jaharis Family Foundation
  • Christos Panagopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States
  • Colonel Evangelos Papadopoulos, Defense and Military Attaché, Embassy of Greece