L100 in Action - Issue #3 (August - October 2013)


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August, September, October 2013 | Issue #3

News In Action

Vasili Tsamis & Nitzia Logothetis

Leadership 100 To Celebrate 30th Anniversary At Conference

The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund will mark its 30th Anniversary at its 23rd Annual Conference, February 13-16, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Naples, Florida, according to Charles H. Cotros, Chairman. Since its beginnings in 1984 by Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory along with its Founders, a small group of leading Greek Orthodox laymen, Leadership 100 has grown dramatically, principally in the last 15 years under the guidance of Archbishop Demetrios. Grants now exceed $35.6 million and its membership, whose philanthropy made this possible, has reached 925 Greek Orthodox leaders, men and women and young professionals who have carried on the tradition of advancing their Orthodox Faith and Hellenic Heritage.

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Leadership 100 News
Camp Nazareth

Campers Benefit For Third Year

Leadership 100 awarded the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Camping Ministry program $270,000, for the third successive year, distributed at $30,000 for the Direct Archdiocesan District and each Metropolis. The primary purpose of the grant is to enable Greek Orthodox youth who do not have the financial means to participate in a summer camp program, in addition to programming, supplies, transportation, and youth protection training and background checks for staff members. The program was in full swing around the nation in the summer of 2013, making it possible for more than numerous young people to attend camp programs.

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National Leadership Sunday

Fifth National Leadership 100 Sunday To Be Observed October 27th

Charles H. Cotros, Chairman of Leadership 100, has announced the fifth commemoration of National Leadership 100 Sunday, on October 27th. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Church of America will issue an Encyclical on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod designating the date, which is the Sunday following the Feast of Saint Iakovos, chosen as 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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Archbishop Demetrios with Seminarians

Hellenic College-Holy Cross Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Hellenic-College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology celebrated its 75th Anniversary Name Day Feast, Exaltation of the Holy Cross, with a four-day Jubilee September 12–15, 2013. The event focused on celebrating the history of the community while continuing to highlight the School's significance as, in the words of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, “the heart and the mind of our Church in America." Helen A. Carlos, a member of Leadership 100, served as Chair of the 75th Anniversary observance and Christine Karavites served as Jubilee Chair.

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(L to R) George and Kaity David and Michael and Mary Jaharis

Michael And Mary Jaharis And George A. David Honored By Cyprus Federation Of America

Michael and Mary Jaharis and George A. David were honored at the Cyprus Federation of America 2013 Testimonial Dinner at Terrace On the Park in Flushing Meadow Park, New York, on September 25, 2013, for their philanthropic support of Cyprus. The purpose of the Dinner was to benefit the needy children of Cyprus. Michael Jaharis is a Founder of Leadership 100. He and Mary Jaharis are long-time members, as are George A. David and his wife, Kaity. The President of the Republic Cyprus, Nico Anastsasiades, presented the honorees with a silver model of the Kyrenia Ship. The new President of the Cyprus Federation, Costas Tsentas, presided while the former President, Peter Papanicolaou, was event Chairman.

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From Left, Peter Kovacs (Editor) Dan Shea (General Manager), and John D. Georges (Publisher/CEO of the Advocate)

John Georges Buys Louisiana's Oldest & Largest Daily Newspaper

John D. Georges, CEO of Georges Enterprises and the Georges Media Group and a member of Leadership 100 along with his wife, Dathel, recently purchased The Advocate, one of the nation’s oldest and largest local daily newspapers and digital media outlets. The Advocate, first published as a weekly in 1842, serves the Louisiana communities of Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and surrounding parishes.

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