|Very Rev. Eugene N. Pappas and Archbishop Demetrios present Three Hierarchs Hellenic Heritage Award to George S. Tsandikos, as dignitaries and parish leaders look on.
George S. Tsandikos, Chairman of Leadership 100, was presented with the Hellenic Heritage Award by Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church of Brooklyn, New York on January 29, 2015. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, dignitaries and parish leaders joined the Very Rev. Archimandrite Eugene N. Pappas, Pastor of Three Hierarchs, for the presentation. The Award, given to prominent Greek American leaders for promoting Hellenism, was initiated in 2003.
Tsandikos, who has been a Managing Director of Rockefeller & Company since 2003, is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College of Law. He is a member of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
In accepting the Award, in commemoration of the Feast Day of the Three Hierarchs, Tsandikos said it had special meaning for him, growing up as the son of a priest who prized the cultural and educational, along with the spiritual, contributions of the Church Fathers.
“As the heirs of the Three Hierarchs, Saints Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, we are charged with preserving this great tradition in our labor to continue to advance Orthodoxy and Hellenism, a specific mandate given to me in my role as Chairman of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund,” he said.