IFG Awards 2013

The Foundation’s awards, “IFG AWARDS“, were created to honour Greeks who live beyond the Greek borders, who not only have not forgotten their Greek roots, but who also showcase and bring to life the Greek ideal within their work.

They will be awarded every three years during a special event at the Acropolis Museum, which will be organised by the Foundation in the presence of political leaders, distinguished ambassadors of good will and the Greek and international media.

They will honour personalities and foundations which have been distinguished for their services in the following fields:

Arts and Letters
This awards people of the Arts and Letters who have supported and have spread the culture of Greece through their creativity, reputation and international presence in the fields of literature, philosophy, film directing, music and the visual arts.

It has been awarded to Vangelis


This award honours international scientists who have devoted themselves to the service of mankind and society and whose innovative research has become a leading example in the scientific world.

It has been awarded to Professor Dr Aristides A.N. Patrinos


This is awarded to entrepreneurs as a form of recognition for their contributions and sensitivity shown towards society and their testament of solidarity towards the problems of Greece.

It has been awarded to Mr. Andrew N. Liveris

Film and Theatre
This is awarded to people in film and theatre who have been able to become strong ambassadors for Greece through their productions and radiant personalities.

It has been awarded to Mr. James N. Gianopulos


This is awarded to all those who have distinguished themselves through their priceless service in spreading the culture of Greece and the proliferation of the Greek ideal, values and spirit throughout the whole world.

It has been awarded to Mr. Nikos A. Aliagas


This is awarded to Greek foundations and organisations which have been distinguished for their leading role in design, organisation and the execution of their charitable work on a local and national level 

It has been awarded to The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

IFG Awards 2013 ceremony closed with a short concert by CARisMa guitar duo – Carlo Corrieri & Magdalena Kaltcheva – who performed live:Questa notte by Ludovico EinaudiHymn by VangelisMinor Swing by Django ReinhardtEl Diablo Suelto by Heraclio Fernandez