American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
William McKinley Chapter 91 of Buffalo, New York



The mission of AHEPA is to promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

AHEPA was founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, in an effort to fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan and other bigoted groups. It is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe. AHEPA's national headquarters conducts a wide range of charitable, educational, and political efforts that support the values of Hellenism nationally and internationally.

Click here for a brief video history of AHEPA.

The local William McKinley Chapter 91 was reactivated in October 2020. All adult men who share the vision of AHEPA and are committed to its values are welcome to apply for membership. Our current activities and events are focused on performing charitable and educational works for the church and our community. For example, we recently bought and donated a full truckload of a shelf-stable protein drink to a downstate foodbank.

Current chapter officers: President, Steve Eoannou; Vice President, George Nicholas; Treasurer, Tracy Krestos; Secretary, John Melithoniotes.

Please contact the church office if you are interested in joining AHEPA, (716) 882-9485 or