FAQs

Got 2013 Gabby Awards Questions? Find out just about everything you want to know about the 2013 Gabby Awards here — from the ceremony, venue, awards and after party, to sponsorship and support opportunities, this year’s nominees, and the star-filled Hollywood Weekend!

Who decides the winners?

YOU do. That's right. After the Gabby Academy has completed its nomination process and the top three nominees in each category are announced, visitors to the Gabby Awards website will be invited to vote for the winners in each category.  To receive updates as to when online voting will take place, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list.

How do I donate item(s) to the Silent Auction?

If you’d like to donate an item to the silent auction, please contact us at info(at)gabbyawards.com for the requirements.

Are there special reasons to attend the After Party?

In addition to the great food and entertainment, there will be an out-of-this-world silent featuring an exciting array of items from vacation packages to jewelry and other exciting goodies hand selected by our Silent Auction committee.

Who decides the nominees?

The nominees are chosen by members of the Gabby Academy – an elite group of approximately 100 people actively involved in the Greek American community.  The Academy includes writers, journalists, opinion-makers, public relations professionals, leaders in business, academia and other fields. These individuals each vote for their top three candidates in each category. Using a point system, the top three vote recipients in each category will be announced as “nominees” in early 2013.

Is there more to the Gabby Awards event that the awards ceremony?

Yes!  Be sure to save the dates of May 23-26, 2013. Be sure to check the schedule for full details on the numerous events we will host including a movie screening, a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star dedication, the awards ceremony following by a star-studded after party and then Greek day at Disneyland!

What makes Gabby Awards night exciting?

The entire program will be hosted by the Greek America Foundation and feature accomplished Greek Americans from all walks of life. The awards gala will include music, comedy and celebrity award presenters. Gabby Award Winners who are present that evening will be asked to accept their awards with brief remarks. We will also incorporate video tributes into the program, as well as many surprises for our guests.

Where do proceeds go?

Proceeds benefit the Greek America Foundation’s Hellenic Legacy Fund, an endowment fund established to award scholarships to students studying abroad in Greece. The Greek America Foundation was founded to promote, preserve and perpetuate the Greek culture, history and heritage in North America and organizes various events throughout the nation, including concerts, book signings, exhibitions, and lectures.

The Foundation is also the parent of Greek America Magazine, the leading national periodical for Greeks in North America, reaching tens of thousands of readers from coast to coast.

Who is hosting the event?

The event will be hosted by the Greek America Foundation, a Chicago-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  A portion of tickets and packages purchased are tax deductible.

Where will the 2013 Gabby Awards take place?

The awards will take place at the historic El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California.

When will the 2013 Gabby Awards take place?

After an exhaustive nomination and vote process (read below), the Gabby Award winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on May 25, 2013.  Save the dates of May 23-26, 2013 as there will be so much more than just one spectacular night!