Chairwoman`s Message

I want to welcome you to the PEF website. I hope you will take a few moments to go through the site’s menu to learn more about the PEF and its role as a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 tax-exempt charitable fund.

Anna Giannoulias, PEF Chairwoman

The primary mission of PEF is to benefit the University of Crete (UC) and the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and to promote the history and culture of the island of Crete.

These objectives are as important today as they were when first expressed decades ago in the PEF’s Trust Agreement which sets out the scope and purpose of the PEF. Throughout its history, the PEF has honored the commitment of its founders, since projects consistent with the framework of education and culture are solely eligible for funding by the PEF.

Anna Giannoulias, Pancretan Endowment Fund ChairIn the course of reading about the PEF, you will learn more about its fundraising efforts and the generous support the PEF has given to such programs like the Crete University Press (CUP), the Park for the Conservation of Flora and Fauna, the Medical Internships Program at the University of Crete, the DIAS summer courses in Crete and more recently the Graduate Scholarships at the Technical University of Crete (TUC).  Hopefully, you will be moved to embrace the mission of the PEF and become a contributor to its many programs.

The PEF trustees have established various ways to recognize those of you who choose to be contributors — from someone who gives a modest donation to more generous contributors who decide to become “Friends of the Universities of Crete.” At whatever level, the PEF appreciates and is thankful for any assistance.

We would be grateful for your moral support and financial contribution at any level of participation in order to carry out the mission of the PEF.

Thank you.

Anna Giannoulias