L100 in Action - Issue #5 (October - November 2010)

L100
October - November 2010 | Issue #5

News In Action

(L to R) Ted Leonis & Peter Diamandis

Featured Speakers at 20th Annual Leadership 100 Conference

Ted Leonsis, one of the country’s premier business entrepreneurs, Peter Diamandis, the celebrated space pioneer, John McKesson Camp II, noted archaeologist, and Michael Psilakis, Executive Chef, are the featured speakers at the 20th Annual Leadership 100 Conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, February 24-27, 2011.

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Leadership 100 News
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(L to R) Angelo Coutris, Xenophon Zapis and Mike Henry

Leadership 100 Sunday Observed

Leadership 100 Sunday was observed in hundreds of Greek Orthodox parishes across the country on Sunday, October 17, 2010, its second national observance. Parish Priests read the Encyclical issued by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod and members of Leadership 100 spoke of the National Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, for whose support Leadership 100 was founded in 1984. The date was chosen as the Sunday prior to the Feast Day 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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Mary Jaharis cuts the ribbon for the opening of the Kontoglou exhibition.

Mary Jaharis Center Opens at Hellenic College/Holy Cross

The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture was inaugurated October 3, 2010 on the campus of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios presided over the inaugural ceremonies for the new Center which began with a $3 million donation from The Jaharis Family Foundation two years ago. The Center will serve as a premier international research center for the promotion of Byzantine Art and Culture and will host a series of academic programs including seminars, conferences, visiting scholars, special events and art programs.

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Member News
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Symeon Kefalidis at his 100th Birthday celebration.

100-Year-Old Grandfather Honored With Leadership 100 Membership
Symeon Kefalidis of Alexandroupolis, Greece, who celebrated his 100th birthday this past October, and his wife of 75 years, Kerasia, received a special gift from their daughter-in-law and three of their grandchildren: a new and fulfilled membership in the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund!
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(L to R) Dr. John Grossomanides, AHEPA Supreme Vice President, George D. Behrakis with Award, and Nicholas A. Karakostas, AHEPA Supreme President.

George D. Behrakis Honored By Ahepa
George D. Behrakis, Chairman Emeritus of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, was presented with the 2010 Archbishop Iakovos Humanitarian Award by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) on November 20th at the Northeast Regional Biennial Banquet of the organization at St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church in Orange, Connecticut, outside of New Haven.
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George C. Chryssis

George Chryssis Named President of Benjamin Franklin Institute
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has named George C. Chryssis, a long-time member of Leadership 100, as its next president effective January 1, 2011. "George Chryssis is ideally prepared to lead the school into the future," said Board of Trustees Chair, Anne Bailey Berman. "George has been an entrepreneur, a financier and in academia. He personally knows the influence that the Franklin Institute can have on young people's lives. It was at the Franklin Institute that George began his own education when he entered this country at age 18."
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