L100 in Action - Issue #7 (September 2015)


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September 2015| Issue #7

News In Action

Margo, John Jr., Andrea and John Catsimatidis

The Hellenic Initiative Honors Leadership 100 Members

The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Third Annual Banquet honored two prominent members of Leadership 100, John A. Catsimatidis and George Marcus, with the Hellenic Leadership Award for their philanthropy and vision. A third Hellenic Leadership Award went to the Agnes Varis Trust, posthumously to the woman who was a pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry. The award was presented to Trustee George Zvokos by her nephew Ted Leonsis, also a member of Leadership 100 and renowned as a senior executive of AOL, venture capitalist, sports entrepreneur and filmmaker. Some 650 leaders from the Greek Communities in the United States, Canada and Australia attended the event, which took place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 4 World Trade Center in New York City.

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Leadership 100 News

Family Life Ministry Envisions Impact On All Orthodox

Family Life Ministry of the Metropolis of Atlanta, supported with a Leadership 100 grant of $200,000 over 2014 and 2015, as guided by His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, envisions a ministry that will positively impact not only the lives of the faithful of the Metropolis, but of the entire Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and all the Orthodox faithful of America and all over the world.

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Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine


Pioneering Priests Draws Record Numbers

The special exhibition, Pioneering Priests: Establishing the Greek Orthodox Faith in America, funded with a Leadership 100 grant of $8,100, officially opened on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in Saint Augustine, Florida as part of the Shrine's annual Pilgrimage Weekend festivities. At the opening, the exhibition was blessed by His Grace Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos. The exhibit has drawn more visitors to the Shrine than any other special exhibit.

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Serv-X-treme! Youth Leaders

Orthodox Community Action Network

Leadership 100 has supported the creation by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) of a national Orthodox Community Action Network (Orthodox CAN!) to nurture and activate the Orthodox Christian value of philanthropy by promoting volunteerism across all age groups of Orthodox Christians in this country, including support of national Youth Service Leadership-Serve-X-treme!-development gatherings.

The grants included $178,941 over 2013 and 2014 for the formal creation of the network and $140,000 over 2015 and 2016 for the youth component. The purpose of the grants is to move faith into action to respond effectively to natural and man-made disasters in the United States, engage in Orthodox social action initiatives in their local communities, and prepare Orthodox Christian youth to serve

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