L100 IN ACTION: Ocotober 2009 (Issue #7)

October 2009 | Issue #7

News In Action

National Leadership 100 Sunday


His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios has issued an Encyclical on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod designating October 18, 2009 as National Leadership 100 Sunday. The date was chosen as the Sunday prior to the Feast of St. Iakovos, a tribute to Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory, the visionary Founder and namesake of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.

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Leadership 100 News

Maria Karagianis, Anatolia Director of US Operations, with Paulette Poulos.

22 New Memberships

The National Membership Committee, under the Chairmanship of Thomas L. Demakes, succeeded in recruiting 22 new memberships toward the 2009 goal of 50. There are now 825 members with 397 fulfilled members and 86 Leadership 100 Partners.

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George Stephanopoulos Interviews President Obama

Stephanopoulos, Pelecanos & Argyros To Highlight Conference

George Stephanopoulos, host of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and ABC News’s Chief Washington Correspondent, who was President Clinton’s senior political advisor and Communications Director; George Pelecanos, the award-winning author, film and television producer whose newest book, The Way Home, was on President Obama’s reading list this summer; and George Argyros, former United States Ambassador to Spain and one of America’s foremost real estate investors, will highlight the 19th Annual Leadership 100 Conference at Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California, from February 4-7, 2010.

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Member News
Andrew Athens Addresses Graduates

Andrew Athens Honored

Andrew A. Athens, a Founding Member and the first Chairman of Leadership 100, who is also National Chairman of the United Hellenic American Congress (UHAC), President and Founder of hellenicare and Honorary President of the World Council of Hellenes (SAE), received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law from the American College of Greece in recognition of his outstanding service to others and extraordinary achievements. The degree was conferred at Peace and Friendship Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece on Saturday, June 27, 2009. » Read More

George D. and Margo Behrakis

Museum Wing Named for Behrakis Couple

The George D. and Margo Behrakis Art of the Ancient World Wing was dedicated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on September 12. Behrakis, Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100, and with his wife, Margo, long-time members of Leadership 100 and the hosts of the 25th Anniversary Celebration Conference last February in Puerto Rico, is among seven “guardians” of the Museum, who have contributed $25 million or more during their lifetime of giving. A noted philanthropist and innovative pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry, he sold Muro Pharmaceutical Inc. in 1998. » Read More

John and Mary Pappajohn

Pappajohn Sculpture Park Opens

The Pappajohn Sculpture Park, a collection of 24 sculptures valued at $40 million and sitting on 4.4 acres of green space in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, opened with a stirring celebration on Sunday, September 27 with a crowd of more than 1,000 in attendance as state and city leaders thanked the principal benefactors, John and Mary Pappajohn, long-time members of Leadership 100. » Read More

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