Join us for a wonderful chat with the amazing Maria Behrakis. Maria is a first generation Greek American community activist focused on education and Greek-American philanthropy. A mother of three children, Maria, along with her husband, Drake, is active with the National Hellenic Society which is dedicated to perpetuating, celebrating and passing on our Hellenic heritage. She is also a member of Leadership 100, a Greek-American service organization committed to preserving Hellenism and Orthodoxy in America. Maria and Drake are active supporters of the Behrakis Family Endowment at Boston College which was founded in 2001 for the advancement of Hellenic Studies and the promotion of travel abroad to Greece.
Maria has served on the Board of Trustees of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki Greece since 2012. She is passionate about mental wellness efforts in school communities and instilling a focus on the whole student… mind, body and soul, and is actively involved in developing such a comprehensive program for the Anatolia community at all school levels.
In her previous professional career, she was with Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments (1990- 1997). Maria received a B.A in Economics with a minor in Computer Science from Brandeis University (1990). Maria enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, and traveling, especially to Greece!