Welcome to the Ithacan Philanthropic Society
We 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 more than 100 years since our formation, we are immensely proud that we are still a flourishing society.