The members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) deeply mourn the passing of Board of Trustees Director and Past Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis, announced Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas. Brother Kouzounis passed away November 8, 2022. He was 86.
“We mourn the significant loss of Past Supreme President Anthony Kouzounis,” Supreme President Kokotas said. “Brother Anthony loved the Order immensely, serving numerous offices with dedication, including as a valued member of the Board of Trustees. He will be remembered fondly by the AHEPA family as mentor to many Ahepans, for his generosity to the Order, and as a kind and gentle human being. We are grateful for his service to the community, and he will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Millie. May his memory be eternal.”
Brother Kouzounis, a Life Member of Alexander the Great Chapter 29, Houston, served as Supreme President in 2013 to 2014. During his term, AHEPA amassed hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively for humanitarian assistance as AHEPA’s public health campaign for Greece hit its stride with the delivery of medical supplies shipments. He also oversaw the donation of food assistance for the children of Greece and Cyprus and AHEPA provided relief aid to tornado victims of the Midwest. Brother Anthony led a vital AHEPA delegation as part of an inaugural landmark Leadership Mission comprised of American Hellenic and American Jewish organizations to Israel, Cyprus, and Greece in January 2014. Additionally, during his term, AHEPA secured funds to donate a cart for His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to use on the island of Halki.
In 2019, Brother Anthony, and his wife, Millie, donated $50,000 to AHEPA’s “Century Capital Campaign.”
Brother Kouzounis also served as chair of the AHEPA International Committee during his AHEPA career.
For all his contributions to AHEPA and the Greek American community, Brother Kouzounis received the AHEPA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2022 at the Centennial Grand Banquet in Orlando, Florida.