L100 in Action - Issue #2 (April - July 2012)

April - July 2012 | Issue #2

News In Action

Charles H. Cotros Addresses Clergy-Laity Congress

Cotros Addresses Clergy-Laity Congress on Role of Leadership 100

Leadership 100 Chairman, Charles H. Cotros, told the 1,200 participants at the Plenary Session of the 41st Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, that Leadership would meet new challenges in continuing its support of the National Ministries of the Church and humanitarian assistance “as part of our calling as Orthodox Christians and good stewards.” He presented the delegates with “The Leadership 100 Legacy of Giving”, a membership brochure describing the more than $33 million in grants distributed by the organization since its founding in 1984.

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Ted Pedas

Ted Pedas Receives Film Industry Award

Ted Pedas, President of Circle Management Company of Washington, D.C. and a longtime member of Leadership 100, was recognized with one of the highest awards of the film industry, the prestigious 2012 Marquee Award, from the National Association of Theatre Owners on Tuesday, April 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 5,000 film and theater industry people, representing more than 30,000 screens across America, gathered for the event at Caesars Palace.

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Froso Beys Accepts Commendation from New York City Comptroller John C. Liu.

Froso Beys Honored For Civic Leadership

Froso Beys, a longtime member of Leadership 100 and of its Board of Trustees, was recognized for her leadership and charitable activities by New York City Comptroller John C. Liu during the Greek Heritage and Culture Celebration on April 24, 2012. She received a Commendation for her outstanding leadership and volunteerism on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan charities, for her unwavering commitment to bettering communities, for her dedication to helping others find success, and for her tremendous contributions to the City of New York.

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Andrew A. Athens (left) & John G. Rangos (right).

IOCC Presents Orthodox Leaders With Compassion At Work Award

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the global humanitarian relief organization of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, founded in 1992 with “seed” funding from Leadership 100, has named five prominent Orthodox Christian community leaders as the recipients of its Compassion at Work Award: Charles R. Ajalat, Andrew A. Athens, Dr. George J. Farha, George M. Marcus, and John G. Rangos, Sr. Athens, a Founder and first Chairman of Leadership 100, and Rangos, then a member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees, were the founders of the organization, along with Ajalat. All three served on the IOCC Board, and are now honorary Board members. Marcus, who served on the Leadership 100 Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, also served on the IOCC Board of Directors, as did Dr. Farha. They both are now honorary members the IOCC Board. The five visionary men were selected to receive the inaugural award for their extraordinary philanthropic contributions to the organization's mission and its continued success over the past 20 years.

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His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with benefactors Nicholas and Jeanne Tsakalos, who established an endowment of $100,000 to support IOCC programs dedicated to combating hunger through agriculture development and food security.

Harry And Liberty Tsakalos Endowment Presented To IOCC

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced the establishment of the Harry and Liberty Tsakalos Endowment for Agriculture Development and Food Security by Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Tsakalos of Phoenix, Maryland, members of Leadership 100, before 350 prominent Orthodox community leaders and guests at a gala celebration held in Washington, DC on May 8, 2012, to mark 20 years of humanitarian service by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC).

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(Left to Right) Dr. Michael J. Patzakis, Susan G. Patzakis, First Lady of USC, Niki Nikias, and C.L. "Max" Nikias, USC President.

Dr. Michael John Patzakis Receives Tribute

Dr. Michael John Patzakis, a member of Leadership 100 with his wife, Susan, was honored for his 21 years of service upon his retirement as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, on May 19, 2012 at the Langham Huntington Hotel’s ballroom in Pasadena, California. More than 470 distinguished guests from the USA and abroad, many former Orthopaedic residents and friends, attended the tribute dinner. Dr. Patzakis has been a member of the Orthopaedic department for 43 years.

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