Eleni Bousis, John Calamos Honored

(L to R) Dimitri and Eleni Bousis with First Lady of Illinois Diana and Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Eleni Bousis, member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees and John P. Calamos, a long-time member, were honored for their “excellence in service” at the AHEPA Midwest Family Gala on February 20, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

Bousis, who received the AHEPA Academy of Achievement Award in Philanthropy, was acknowledged for her active philanthropy in the community, having founded, chaired and served on numerous philanthropic organizations. Her commitment and leadership as Chair of the Board of the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wheeling. Illinois, was especially noted. Her other activities include Chair of the Founding Board of New Hippocratic Research Foundation at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, Board Member of the Little City Foundation and a member of National Ladies Philoptochos Society. Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois attended in support of her contributions to the state.

Calamos founded Calamos Investments in 1977 and is current Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer at Calamos Asset Management, which has grown into a diversified asset management firm with major institutional and individual clients in the United States and around the world. He was acknowledged for his leadership to ensure the legacy of Greek culture as Chairman of the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago since 2012 and for his major financial support of the institution. He is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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