The Foundation

Foundation and Administration

In 1978 Nicholas and Eleni Porphyrogenis founded the Nicholas and Eleni Porphyrogenis Foundation with its headquarters in Agrià.

Between 1983 and 1990 the building which houses the Offices of the Community of Agrià was erected, as a donation of Nicholas Porphyrogenis to his hometown.

In 1995 the construction of the Foundation’s Cultural Centre was completed.

Board and Administration

At present the Foundation is governed by a board of directors composed of 7 members:

  • Katerina Porphyrogenis, President
  • Thomas Karanikas, Vice-President
  • Helena Vianello, General Secretary
  • Francesco Vianello, Cashier
  • Members: Chrysa Drantaki, Dimitrios Stellos, Georgios Filippou
  • In sercetary: Evaggelia Soutrali-Avramopoulou
  • In fiscal advisory: Maria Boufidi

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Cultural events

The Foundation’s Cultural Centre hosts and supports local activities and organizes educational and cultural events.

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In summer 2009 the Foundation’s library  was enriched with 4000 volumes which have been acquired from Nikos Prassas, writer and poet originary of Volos. The room has been equipped with new shelves for the placement of the books. Additionally, the full set of the Great Greek Encyclopedia (28 volumes, edited by Phoenix Publishing) was donated by professor George Minakidis.

This year, for the first time the Vasilopita – the traditional New Year's cake – was cut in the renovated spaces of the library. As a gift, an original work of Kostas Kontogiannis, was offered to the Foundation by Melita Kontogianni.

Publications

Publications made by the Porphyrogenis Foundation:
  • Catalogue for Giorgio de Chirico exhibition
  • Catalogue for K. Kontogianni and P. Soulikia exhibition
  • Catalogue for Art touch exhibition
  • N. Vlahos monography
1998, Photo book for G. Mougogiannis

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Ομιλίες Νικολάου Πορφυρογένη

Τρεις ομιλίες για τον Νίκο Πορφυρογένη που επιμελήθηκε ο Κώστας Τσιρόπουλος.