Log In

Eva Catafygiotu Topping Edit Profile

educator , lecturer , writer

Eva Catafygiotu Topping, American Writer, lecturer, educator. Recipient American Hellenic Achievement award Hellenic Spirit Foundation, 1992, Lifetime Achievement award American Hellenic Institute, 1993; Fulbright scholar United States Ednl. Foundation, New York City, 1950.


Topping, Eva Catafygiotu was born on August 23, 1920 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Themistocles John and Katherine (Polizou) Catafygiotu.


Bachelor, Mary Washington College, 1941. Master of Arts in Classics, Harvard University, 1943. Postgraduate, University Athens, 1951.


Trustee Greek Orthodox Church of Fredericksburg, Virginia, since 1990. Board director Orthodox Christian Laity, Chicago, 1988-1992, board advisors, since 1992. Executive board Church Women United, New York City, 1980-1984, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, Nativity of Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church.



Executive board Greek American Womens Network, New York City, 1990-1994. Advising committee Helen Z. Papanikolas Trust, Salt Lake City, 1989-1994. Member National Organization for Women, Philoptochos Womens Society, Orthodox Christian Association Medicine, Psychology and Religion, Peace Action, Greek American Womens Network, National Committee Byzantine Studies, American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, Athenaeum University Club (United States national committee for Byzantine studies), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Peter Topping, June 20, 1951. 1 child, John T.

Themistocles John Catafygiotu

Katherine (Polizou) Catafygiotu

Peter Topping

John T. Topping