L100 in Action - Issue #5 (September-October 2017)


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September-October 2017| Issue #5

News In Action

Arthur C. Anton, a Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100 with Fr. Christopher P. Makiej at SS Constantine and Helen Church in Andover, Massachusetts.

National Leadership 100 Sunday was observed across the country for the ninth year on October 15, 2017. The celebration is held on a Sunday near to the Feast of Saint Iakovos in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory.

“National Leadership 100 Sunday demonstrated once again the indispensable support Leadership 100 provides for our Church and Community,” said George S. Tsandikos, Chairman of Leadership 100. Theodore K. Zampetis, a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the National Membership Committee served as National Leadership 100 Sunday Chairman for the sixth consecutive year.

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IOCC delivers aid.

Executive Committee Approves $100,000 For Hurricane Response Fund

The Leadership 100 Executive Committee on September 5, 2017 unanimously approved emergency assistance to International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) for the Emergency Response Fund for Hurricanes with a grant of $100,000, in response to an appeal from His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, which initially addressed Hurricane Harvey, but was extended to include Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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(L to R) John Jr. Andrea, Margo and John Catsimatidis with Nicholas J. Bouras Award, Archbishop Demetrios, Dr. Anthony Limberakis, William S. Crane and Judge Theodore Bozonelis..


John A. Catsimatidis Receives Nicholas J. Bouras Award

The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle honored Archon John A. Catsimatidis, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Chairman of the Red Apple Group, with the 2017 Nicholas J. Bouras Award for Extraordinary Archon Stewardship on October 20, 2017 at the Metropolitan Club in New York.

A member of the Leadership 100 Executive Committee, Catsimatidis has been a member of the Order's governing body, the National Council, for many years. He is Chairman of the Order's Religious Freedom Initiative.

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Foundation Executive Director Mike Manatos, Ji Seong-ho, Jaharis Service Award recipient Peter Vlachos, US Ambassador of Greece to the US Haris Lalacos. Photo by Bill Petros

Peter Vlachos Receives 2017 Oxi Day Jaharis Service Award

Peter Vlachos, a longtime member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Investment Committee, was presented with the 2017 Jaharis Service Award during the 7th Annual Oxi Day Celebration in Washington, DC at the National World War II Memorial on October 26, 2017.

The Jaharis Service Award recognizes an individual for dedicated service during the Korean War as well as his or her contributions, in the spirit of Michael Jaharis, to the Greek-American Community, the United States and to the world. Vlachos joins last year’s distinguished recipient John Payiavlas, Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100, the first ever to receive this award. Jaharis was a noted philanthropist and a pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry who was a Founder of Leadership 100.

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Eleni Bousis with Dr. Leonidas Platanias and Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner at Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation Gala.

Eleni Bousis Hosts Gala To Raise Funds For Cancer Research

Eleni Bousis, a member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees, hosted the second annual Wings to Cure Gala for the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation (HCRF), which she founded and chairs, on Oct. 14. The event attracted more than 600 guests and raised $600,000 at the Hilton Chicago to support innovative cutting-edge cancer research at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

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Justin Bozonelis and James Pantelidis, third and fifth from left, and Michael Bapis and George Soterakis, first and third from right, all members of Board of Trustees, with Leadership 100 members and families at Citi Field.

Leadership 100 Members Gather at Baseball Game

On Friday, September 8, 2017, members of Leadership 100 met at Citi Field in Queens, New York to watch the New York Mets play the Cincinnati Reds. The informal get-together was organized by Leadership 100 Board of Trustees members Justin Bozonelis, James Pantelidis, Michael Bapis, George Soterakis and Drake Behrakis. Attended by over 25 friends and family participants across all ages, the event served as a reunion for local Leadership 100 members as well as time spent with invitees interested in the organization. The group plans to organize future events aimed at celebrating the friendships made through Leadership 100.

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