TheElias Giouvanos Memorial Fund was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Elias, the beloved son of Jean and Theophrastos Giouvanos, and is dedicated to advancing those issues and causes, and to empowering those people and groups, to whom Elias touched and loved throughout his brief lifetime.
Elias was especially passionate in protecting the environment and all living things; loved his family; loved his hometown “Rockaway”; was full of life; a free sprit; always greeted people with a big smile; wanted to have fun; made everyone laugh; was forgiving, empathetic, and wanted to spread kindness to others.
Elias was and will always be a cool kid in our hearts. ”Cool is what you make it. Cool is what you think about yourself. Cool is being confident about yourself. Cool is being kind to others”.....Elias Giouvanos
The Elias Giouvanos Memorial Fund seeks to raise the awareness of the kindness in others and towards nature, animals and all livings things that he loved so much.
The Elias Giouvanos Memorial Fundis focused primarily on providing awards and financial support to those issues and causes that can keep Elias memory and spirit alive through the work of non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, local academic institutions, and his hometown. It also seeks to award local kids that exhibit kindness and compassion towards their peers.