Welcome to the Ithacan Philanthropic Society (IPS). 

Tony Drake FotorWe are a Greek community organisation established in Melbourne in 1916 by early immigrants from the beautiful island of Ithaca, Greece, the home of the legendary Odysseus. Our purpose is to continue with the intention of our founding fathers: to offer philanthropic support to our community in Melbourne and our ancestoral home of Ithaca but also to engage our Society members through social and educational pursuits.

Over the years, our society has made a significant contribution to the development of broader Greek community life in Melbourne and to the successful establishment of a multicultural Victoria.

 Today, after nearly 100 years, we are immensely proud of the fact that we are still a flourishing society and this year in 2016 we will be celebrating our Centenary. A Centenary Working Party has been established to plan events and activities to acknowledge and celebrate the past 100 years of the Ithacan community in Melbourne, Victoria.

I look forward to seeing you at our Centenary events in 2016.  

Anthony Drakopoulos