About Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois (HPSI)
Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois, HPSI Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois (HPSI) What is HPSI? The Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois (HPSI) was founded in 1925 by a small group of professionals who shared a love of conversation, intellectual debate and a thirst for knowledge, beauty and wisdom. HPSI is one of the longest surviving organizations of the Chicago Hellenic Community. The Mission of HPSI is to uphold the honor and dignity of the professions represented by its membership; to cultivate a spirit of good fellowship; to encourage and promote education and learning and to cooperate with other organizations of professional people in promoting the arts, letter and sciences, especially those enhancing the Hellenic spirit and culture. Since its inception, HPSI has served as a meeting ground for professional individuals of Hellenic descent. HPSI hosts many events throughout the year, including: lectures on cultural, historic and business topics, social events, including the annual Membership and Christmas parties, as well as philanthropic events. Over the years, HPSI has raised money to support many organizations and causes such as: Hellenic Foundation, Hellenic Museum and Hepatitis-C Research. HPSI is the sponsor of the annual Graduates' Presentation Event. Each year, for the past 76 years, HPSI has honored college graduates of Hellenic descent with a gala event. Scholarships for continuing education are presented each year at this event. HPSI is also one of the sponsors of the Joint Professional Valentine's Dinner Dance, which is one of the largest events in the Chicago Hellenic community. HPSI serves Hellenes throughout Illinois, as well as Southern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana. Its members range from just out of college to seasoned professionals. As HPSI enters its 85th year, it continues to make changes and expand its programming. Come join us as we celebrate our rich heritage!
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