A Philanthropic Organization of Pan Gregorian Enterprises, Inc. was organized by the late George m. Manolios in 1985 and was legally recognized by the state of New Jersey as P.G.E.I. of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. in 1987. The foundation’s charitable activities underlying the gratitude of Pan Gregorian’s membership to their patrons and the general public for supporting their diners and restaurants over the years.
Since its inception the P.G.E.I. Foundation has focused on easing the pain and suffering of children, especially those suffering with cancer and heart disease. the foundation has succeeded over the years in donating over $2,200,000 to organizations such as:
- W.T.C. relief fund – Victims of 9-11
- Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund at Hackensack hospital
- Cyprus Children’s fund
- Deborah Hospital – Heart and Lung Center
- Ronald McDonald House
- St. Basil’s Academy
- Pan Epirotic Federation of America, Canada and Australia
- Rutgers University
- Earthquake Victims
- B’nai B’rith Foundation
- St. Michael’s Home for the Aged
- Metropolis of New Jersey…
… and Other Charitable Causes.
The Foundation’s contributions are raised through its Annual Charity Banquet, souvenir journal, raffles, concerts and coin boxes at Pan Gregorian Enterprise’s member locations. It is only much appreciated support of Pan Gregorian Enterprise’s members, vendors and friends that the Foundation has been able to succeed.
The Board of Trustees extends a warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to all of the P.G.E.I. Foundation’s supporters and friends.