ALMA Bank recently hosted a charity event on 3/14/ 14 entitled “Sound Colors of Greece” featuring acclaimed Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti held at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Proceeds from the event went to “FLOGA” – the Pan Hellenic Parents Association of Children with Cancer.
The event was a collaborative effort with the Office of the Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras, Greek Ministry of Tourism Olga Kefalogiamnni and General Secretariat for Gender Equality – Vasso Kollia, who attended the performance.
The event was scheduled to coincide with and support the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting in NYC – whose mission is to promote greater gender equality worldwide. ALMA is a proud supporter of CSW and the efforts of General Secretary Kollia.
ALMA Chairman Kirk Karabelas and President George Katsianuis commented “By helping to promote the great work of the UN CSW in evaluating progress on gender equality, identifying challenges and setting global standards we are proud to recognize the progress Greek society has made in embracing women at the highest levels of business, art, government and society in general.”
ALMA Bank embraces it roots by supporting the Greek and Greek-American communities they serve. From local churches to schools, community centers and youth organizations ALMA is dedicated to promoting literacy, music appreciation, healthy living and sports programs for children and adults alike. FLOGA was selected as the beneficiary of the event because they support the same tenants of CSW and ALMA Bank: dignity, strength and empowerment for all.