Leadership 100 Conference Convenes, Executive Committee Approves Grants

George S. Tsandikos, Chairman, far left, and Archbishop Demetrios with recipients of Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence, left to right, James S. Chanos, Gus Kalaris, Jonathan Jackson, and Dr. Anthony S. Papadimitriou, at Grand Banquet of 26th Annual Leadership 100 Conference.

Bible Study (See Video)
Archbishop Demetrios on The Holy & Great Council (See Video)

Grand Banquet (See Video)

Dr. Anthony S. Papadimitriou (See Video)
James S. Chanos (See Video)
James S. Chanos with Young Professionals (See Video)
Jonathan Jackson  (See Video)
Marianna Moschou (See Video)
Dr. George Koulianos (See Video)
Rev. Fr. John Touloumes (See Video)
New Member Orientation (See Video)


The 26th Annual Leadership 100 Conference convened at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida from February 9-12, 2017 with a record attendance of 450 members and guests, according to George S. Tsandikos, Chairman, who called it “one of our most successful annual conferences ever.”

The Executive Committee, meeting on Wednesday, February 8. 2017, prior to the program, approved new grants for 2017 totaling $1,157,120 and prior commitments of $1,411,400 for a total of $2,568,520 in grants to be distributed in 2017.  Total grants to date since the founding of Leadership 100 in 1984 now total $48,571,961.

The program featured addresses by Dr. Anthony S. Papadimitriou, President of the Onassis Foundation, which is a member of Leadership 100, the pioneering investment manager, James S. Chanos, also a member, the Emmy Award-winning actor, musician and author Jonathan Jackson who also performed with his brother, the actor and musician Richard Lee Jackson. The dynamic Director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Steven Christoforou, spoke at the Opening Forum.

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, conducted the traditional Bible Study and Lecture to rooms filled to capacity.

Other events included a Wine Tasting Reception hosted by Leadership 100 member Gus Kalaris, featuring the Axios and Kalaris wines, the Welcome Reception, the Hellenic Glendi and the concluding Grand Banquet, as well as Golf and Tennis Tournaments and Awards, and a Walk/Run. Elaine Cotronakis and Maria Behrakis once again chaired the youth program.

Archbishop Demetrios and George S. Tsandikos present Founders edition of Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence to Stephen G. Yeonas, as Thelma Yeonas looks on, at Grand Banquet of 26th Annual Leadership 100 Conference.

All members participated in the annual General Assembly on Friday, February 10, at which Peter P. Parthenis and Dr. George N. Carayannopoulos (in absentia) were presented with commendations for Distinguished Service to the Board of Trustees. Orientation of new members and first-time attendees, and an Icon/Obelisk presentation to new and fulfilled members also took place.

The highlight of the Conference was the Grand Banquet on Saturday evening, February 11, 2017 at which the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Award for Excellence was presented to Dr. Anthony S. Papadimitriou, James S. Chanos, Jonathan Jackson and Gus Kalaris. A special Founders edition of the Award was presented to Chairman Emeritus Stephen G. Yeonas, for his pioneering contributions both as National Membership Chairman and as Chairman of Leadership 100.

Archbishop Demetrios conducts Bible Study at 26th Annual Leadership 100 Conference.

The Hierarchical Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, assisted by Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit and Clergy, on Sunday, February 12 at St. Mark Church in Boca Raton.


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