Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to feast and give thanks. Mediasophia is grateful for its growth and success. Its family members routinely give back to various individuals and organizations as part of this ethic of gratitude. As part of the Mediasophia philosophy of giving to its community, company president George Magalios prepared a six course Thanksgiving dinner for more than 70 people at AHEPA 18 apartments in West Palm Beach. The apartment building was built by the Palm Beach chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, a non-profit Hellenic organization dedicated to promoting Greek culture and to giving to various charity organizations. It houses over 200 senior citizens from a wide variety of backgrounds including African Americans, Cubans, Greeks, and Colombians.
Built to offer affordable quality housing for those over the age of 65, the apartment complex has become a major part of the city’s affordable housing initiative. Funded in part by the United States Housing and Urban Development organization, AHEPA 18 apartments play a big role in the lives of many people. Each holiday, AHEPA 18 provides a free meal and party for the building’s residents. Past head chefs have included current AHEPA 18 president Elias Magalios, Steve Pavlakos, and Jim Theodosakos. This year’s Thanksgiving feast saw Vice-President and Mediasophia President George Magalios cook a feast that included roast turkey with sage, bread stuffing with thyme and sausage, steamed green beans, maple-glazed roasted carrots and baked sweet potatoes. AHEPANs like Elias Magalios, Steve Stoigiannis, and many others.
The event was attended by over 75 people in all and was blessed by Father Gregory Champion of St. Catherine Greek Orthodox church in West Palm Beach.
The Mediasophia Way cultivates a sense of community building. Giving is not only about donating objects or money. Giving one’s time and warmth is just as important in the Mediasophia philanthropy value system. Our family members believe in giving back to causes we believe in personally. Example beneficiaries of Mediasophia volunteers include Habitat for Humanity, the Hellenic Development Group and the 52nd Street Project.
Mediasophia donates 10% of its annual profits to various scholarships at schools such as Cardinal Newman High School (West Palm Beach) and Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh). The residents of AHEPA 18 apartments live in a humane, safe place with a strong sense of community thanks to the foresight, fund-raising and spirit of love of AHEPA 18. Because the elderly are often forgotten in our society, Mediasophia is proud to be a part of the AHEPA family and help continue the tradition of loving thy neighbor and giving back, central to the AHEPA mission.