- 20 APRIL 2012 / Royal re-opening of the Cutty Sark on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012
The Royal re-opening of the Cutty Sark will take place on Wednesday, 25 April, 2012 in Greenwich. The Cutty Sark, the sole surviving tea clipper, launched in 1869, is a world icon of the great age of commerce, legendary for her speed and admired for her beautiful lines. Since 1953 the ship is preserved as a museum ship in Greenwich.
- 19 APRIL 2012 / The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces a new round of grants, as part of its $130 (€100) million initiative
On April 19, 2012, the Foundation’s Board of Directors approved the commitment of a new series of grants totaling €10.2 ($13.5) million, as part of its three year $130 (€100) million initiative to assist those in need during the socioeconomic crisis in Greece.
- 18 APRIL 2012 / Historic Breal’s Silver Cup, Marathon Winner’s Cup from the First Modern Olympics, acquired at Christie’s Auction by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced today that it has acquired Breal’s Silver Cup, the first Marathon Winner’s Cup presented to Spyros Louis at the inaugural Modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, in a heated auction held at Christie’s South Kensington. The cup will be shared with the Greek people by being permanently displayed for public view at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center upon its completion in 2015. In the interim, the Foundation will work to find a suitable and temporary location for display.
- 17 APRIL 2012 / Financial Times: Poverty in Greece and volunteers’ efforts to help
An article in the Financial Times on the rising levels of poverty in Greece due to the financial crisis, which includes references to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and its €100 million initiative
- 21 MARCH 2012 / Four Greek projects receive the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012 - The SNF’s contribution
Three projects in Greece received the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012, namely the conservation of the Averof Building, School of Architecture, National Technical University; the Ancient Citadel at Aghios Andreas, in Sifnos; and the Windmills of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian, in Patmos, which was partially funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Another prize was bestowed to the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation in the category of Dedicated Service.
- 13 MARCH 2012 / Landmark Metropolitan Museum Exhibition Considers Two Centuries that Shaped the Medieval World
Exhibition Dates: March 14-July 8, 2012Exhibition Location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition HallPress Preview: Monday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.-noon
- 12 MARCH 2012 / Andreas Dracopoulos is awarded the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix
It is with great pride that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation wishes to announce that in February, 2012, Andreas C. Dracopoulos, the Foundation's Co-President, was awarded the Greek State's Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix.
- 06 MARCH 2012 / Philanthropy News Digest: An interview with Andreas Dracopoulos
Andreas Dracopoulos talks to Philanthropy News Digest about Greece, the current crisis and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s response to it.
- 15 FEBRUARY 2012 / The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces the second installment of the $130/€100 million initiative
Identifies 16 Organizations to Receive Immediate Relief Support Through Grants Totaling $12.1/€9.2 Million