A native son of Paphos, Cyprus, Savas C. Tsivicos was born and raised in a small farming community in the village of Innia. In 1982 Savas left Cyprus for America drawn by educational and business opportunities, willing and determined to continue the hard work. One may say that Savas’ “American life” can be described as the embodiment of the dreams, hopes and aspirations of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the United States to build new lives.
Savas Tsivicos is a source of inspiration and strength in the Greek community, but his true wealth lies in his vision and exceptional humanitarian efforts to enrich the lives of others in an admirable way. As National President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Children’s Fund, a charitable foundation currently sponsoring 500 children, he has performed inspirational work. Under his leadership, hundreds of thousands of dollars were sent to Cyprus to help needy children. Also, as a result of his charital contributions, annual scholarships in excess of $50,000 are being awarded yearly to students of Cypriot descent studying in the USA. He has also been very involved with the children of his community offering his services as Soccer Coach for the Township of Ocean Recreation Program. In the words of Winston Churchill “we make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give”, Savas does just that.
Kyrenia Opera recognizes Savas C.Tsivicos commitment to the impact of the arts and arts education on humanity this 27th of October, 2017.