2007 – Organization for the Promotion of Greek language
Grant to the Organization for the Promotion of Greek language. The Paul & Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation helps in meeting the Organisation’s housing needs, contributing to the attainment of its objectives. Since 1985, the Organisation promotes in many ways the Greek culture and language throughout the world. www.odeg.gr
2006 – Grant to the “Gina Bachauer” Musical Society in the memory of Georgios Rallis.
The Gina Bachauer International Music Association was founded in 1979 to keep alive the memory of the unforgettable musician, offer scholarships to talented young pianists for postgraduate studies abroad.
Gina Bachauer was a personality of international stature. Her outstanding career began in Greece and spread to many countries around the world, where she performed with almost all major orchestras and the most distinguished conductors of her time.
The grants that bear her name are given by the Gina Bachauer International Music Association in order to promote the work and the talent of young artists from our country, providing financial support or fully covering the costs for them to study abroad and perfect their art.
2006 – ELEPAP-Rehabilitation for The Disabled
Grant to ELEPAP-Rehabilitation for The Disabled, in memory of Georgios Rallis. ELEPAP is a benevolent society recognized by the state. Founded by private individuals in 1937 with the aid of the Near East Foundation, the Ministry of State Hygiene and the Athens Rotary Club, it was the first private institution to cater to the care, treatment, education and rehabilitation of children with physical disabilities from a few days to 16 years old. Since 1987 the Foundation is also active in the professional training of adults over 18 years of age. Throughout its history, ELEPAP has embraced over 100,000 children with physical disabilities. Based in Athens, it has branches in Thessaloniki, Chania, Ioannina, Volos and Agrinio. www.elepap.gr
2006 – Greek Guiding Association
Grant to the Greek Guiding Association, in memory of Georgios Rallis. The Greek Guiding Association is a self-contained society based in Athens and representing the Hellenic Guide movement whose aim is to help mould the personalities of children and young people, girls and boys, so as to evolve into responsible citizens who will shape a better world. The Guides’ Educational Programme unfolds throughout the year and culminates in the summer camps, which constitute a unique experience for the participating children. www.seo.gr
2006 – “Friends of Merimna” society
Grant to the “Friends of Merimna” society, towards the purchase of the “House of Merimna”, in memory of Georgios Rallis. “Friends of Merimna” is a non-profit society founded in 2002 to provide moral and practical support to the social work of Merimna.
The “ Friends of Merimna” believe in the necessity of increasing the Greek society’s awareness of the issues pertaining to children who are threatened by serious diseases or significant losses. To this end they organize events to inform the public and raise funds in support of children and their families in such difficult phases in their lives. The society is a founding member of “Together for Children”, an association of 10 non-profit institutions active in providing care to vulnerable children and their families. www.merimna.org.gr
2006 – “Agios Nikolaos” society of family and friends of autistic persons
Grant to the “Agios Nikolaos” society of family and friends of autistic persons, in memory of Georgios Rallis. Established in 2001 by the parents and friends of autistic individuals, “Agios Nikolaos” is a non-profit society that aims to provide care and education for families with autistic members.
2006 – MDA Hellas
Grant to MDA Hellas in memory of Georgios Rallis. MDA Hellas was established in Greece in January 2000 to help dealing with the various problems attendant to muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases and improve the living conditions for sufferers. MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association), an international organisation with 185 branches around the world, believes that “there are no incurable diseases, only diseases for which the cure has yet to be found”.
The foremost aim of MDA Hellas is to help sufferers from neuromuscular diseases (young people, mostly) to make their way in society as best as possible and become active in education, health care, the workplace, culture and sports. www.mdahellas.gr
2006 – “ELPIDA” Association of Friends of Children with Cancer
Grant to the “ELPIDA” Association of Friends of Children with Cancer, in memory of Georgios Rallis. The “ELPIDA” story began in 1990 out of its members’’ love for children and the realisation that our country lacked the means to treat children who needed bone marrow transplants. This story —a story of love, humanity and social mobilization— has continued all these years with hard work and selfless contribution. The story of “ELPIDA” is one of love for man and child; a promise made by hundreds of people for the present and the future.
“ELPIDA’s” foremost goal was the creation of a model Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU). It was followed by the creation of a Guest House for children from outside Athens and their families who need to stay in Athens for the duration of their treatment at the BMTU or the Oncolology Clinics of the “Agia Sophia” and “Aglaia Kyriakou” Children’s Hospitals. The next major goal to be achieved was the creation of the First Oncology Hospital for Children for the treatment of all forms of childhood cancer. www.elpida.org
2006 – Grant to the archaeologist Ekaterini N. Dimou
Grant to the archaeologist Ekaterini N. Dimou, a mobility-impaired individual, in memory of Georgios Rallis.
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