The American School of Classical Studies at Athens recently celebrated its 135th anniversary, along with the 90th anniversary of the Gennadius Library!
On Thursday, May 12th, nearly 270 people gathered in New York City at the Metropolitan Club for the grand celebration. Hosted by the Board of Trustees of the American School and the Board of Overseers of the Gennadius Library, the event raised funds for the operation and programming of both the School and Library.
That evening, ASCSA presented the inaugural Athens and Gennadius Prizes. Dr. John Camp accepted the Athens Prize for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of ancient Greece, and Anastasis Leventis accepted, on behalf of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the Gennadius Prize for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of post-antique Greece.
A congratulatory letter to the American School from Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr. was printed in the evening program and every guest who attended received both a tote bag and a commemorative tea towel depicting either the Athenian Agora Excavations or the Gennadius Library.
Congratulations to the ASCSA, Dr. Camp, and the A.G. Leventis Foundation!