The Tositsa family was from Metsovo and several of its members have been recognised as national benefactors. Michael Tositsas (or Tositzas or Dositzas) was born in 1787 in Metsovo and died in 1856 in Athens. In 1820 he went to Alexandria, Egypt, where he made a fortune. During the Revolution of 1821, he bought the freedom of many slaves from the Peloponese. He made lots of donations to the Greek Community of Alexandria. In his will, he donated a lot of assets to charitable foundations in Metsovo, Athens and to the Greek School of Thessaloniki, where he was also a student in his childhood. Theodoros Tositsas was the youngest brother of Michael. He also made a fortune in Alexandria and, then, he donated a lot of money for the public benefit.