Donate now: the new CIG is almost a reality!
The Canadian Institute in Greece has taken a bold new step forward in transforming our growing Institute. As of April 2017, we are proud owners of a magnificent building in the heart of Athens. This marvelous venture is in part a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, but it is first and foremost a great leap into the future as the Canadian Institute in Greece begins a fifth decade of research and education in Hellenic studies.
The new building holds 450 m2 of space over three floors, with a large open rooftop of another 150 m2. That means more than 6,000 square feet of usable space for offices, library, archives, classroom and seminar area, lecture hall, reception and living space. To help pay for the purchase and renovation of this building, we established an ambitious goal of $1,000,000, to be reached within two years.
By the summer of 2019, the campaign had raised $473,555 and the building has been transformed. We now need to raise a further $100,000 in order to complete the renovations and to open the new facility to the public in the late summer of 2020.
There are still a number of “Naming Opportunities” available (see List below) that may be of interest to major donors. Please help us in this campaign for the new home of the Canadian Institute in Greece. Pledges or direct contributions may be sent to Mr. Jeff Banks, CIG Treasurer, 13192 Jasper Place, Tecumseh, ON, Canada, N8N 3K4. (firstname.lastname@example.org). A PayPal option is also available. Keep in mind that donors to the Institute are sent receipts that are eligible for deductions under Canadian income tax regulations.
In order to get the ball rolling, CIG Board members Gerry Schaus and Elaine Godwin have each agreed to provide $25,000 in matching funds, for a total of $50,000, until 31 March 2020. Donate now in order to take advantage of their generous offer and double the impact your donation will have towards achieving our goal!
To view the floor plans and see further details of planned usages, please click here.
To view photographs of the various rooms before/during and after renovations, please click here.
Video of the Building Under Renovation, June 2018
Main Building itself - $300,000
Main Lecture Hall - $100,000 *
Rooftop Terrace - $90,000 *
Library - $75,000 *
Reception Hall - $60,000 *
Director's Apartment - $50,000 *
Second Floor Classroom - $40,000
Seminar room - $40,000
Main Foyer - $30,000 *
Administrative Office - $25,000 *
Fellow’s Apartment - $25,000
Archives Room - $20,000 *
Fellow's and Intern's Office - $20,000 *
Rooftop Terrace Kitchen - $15,000
Reception Hall Kitchen - $15,000 *
Main staircase - $10,000 *
Main entranceway - $10,000 *
Institute Hostel Bedrooms - $10,000 ea.
Side staircase - $5,000 *
* Our grateful thanks to the donors who have given their support by securing these Naming Opportunities.
A large plaque will be placed on the Donors’ Wall in the Main Foyer of the Institute’s new building to recognize all gifts of $100 and more, under the following designations:
Golden Benefactors ($25,000)
Life Benefactors ($10,000)