|After Andrew’s passing on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, his family and friends determined that the best way to commemorate his extraordinary gifts was to continue giving. We have established The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation as the vehicle through which Andrew’s outstanding qualities continue to have widespread impact. The Foundation carries out its commemorative mission in four principal ways:
- The Andrew Stergiopoulos Scholarship Award at George Washington University. Starting in Fall 2005, the Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of GW, has given this Award to student in the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. The Award is a cash gift, traditionally in the amount of $2,500, and is given to a student who exhibits Andrew’s outstanding qualities, including academic and athletic achievement, leadership and vision. The Foundation selects each year’s recipient based on an application and a faculty recommendation, and the recipient is eligible to use the Award to defray tuition or work study costs or for a special research project. The Foundation will continue to distribute this Award annually.
- The Andrew Stergiopoulos Leadership Award at Great Neck North High School. Starting in Spring 2002, the Foundation, in collaboration with the faculty and administration of Great Neck North High School, annually has given this Award to one or two graduating seniors. This Award traditionally has taken the form of a cash gift in the amount of $500. Recipients are encouraged to use the proceeds of the Award to further their college studies and their leadership activities. Recipients of this Award are students who have demonstrated leadership on and off the sports field, have excelled in academic and extracurricular settings and have evidenced a commitment to sportsmanship and inclusiveness. The Foundation selects recipients from a group of candidates recommended by the faculty of Great Neck North High School. The Foundation will continue to distribute this Award annually.
- The Andrew Stergiopoulos Great Neck Bruins Awards Game and Ceremony. Starting on March 10, 2007, and annually thereafter, The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation, in collaboration with Great Neck Park district officials, will host the Andrew Stergiopoulos Great Neck Bruins Awards Game and Ceremony at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink at the Parkwood Sports Complex. At this game, Great Neck Bruins ice hockey players in the mite, squirt, peewee and bantam divisions will play a series of games at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink. Those games will be followed by an Awards Ceremony in which one player in each age division will be given the Andrew Stergiopoulos Most Valuable Player Award, in recognition of the player’s contributions to the Great Neck ice hockey program over the course of the season.
The Foundation coordinated the process that led to the naming of the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink, and since 2002, the Foundation has made annual contributions to the Great Neck ice hockey program and the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink.
- St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Hempstead, Long Island and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in lower Manhattan. Andrew grew up in St. Paul’s church. He was baptized there, attended Sunday school and worshipped there with his family. Andrew’s experiences at St. Paul’s instilled in him certain of the values that would serve him in all his endeavors, and through Andrew’s example, would impact so many others. The Foundation has made contributions to St. Paul’s, and will continue to do so from time to time. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in lower Manhattan was destroyed on September 11, 2001. The Foundation has contributed to the rebuilding of St. Nicholas, and Andrew’s name will be inscribed on a plaque in the rebuilt church.
The Andrew Stergiopoulos Foundation
184 Marvin Ridge Road
New Canaan, Connecticut 06840