Peter M. Dion
Greece Fires Relief Update
Digital Chant Stand
Cliffs of Freedom
Ionian Village IV Next 2021
Metropolis of Boston Camp Medical Care
Y2AM Chicago Summer
 
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L100 Announces The Passing Of Last Founding Member Peter M. Dion

Peter M. Dion

Peter M. Dion, the last remaining Founding Member of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Fund, passed away on September 11 in Palm Beach, Florida. Along with Arthur Anton, Andrew Athens, Thomas Athens, George Chimples, Michael Jaharis and George Kokalis, all of Blessed Memory, he joined Archbishop Iakovos to form the organization in 1984. He served as Chairman of the Nominating Committee for six years and remained a member of the Committee up to his passing.

Chairman Argyris Vasiliou stated, “Leadership 100 mourns the loss of our beloved Peter Dion, a Founding Member, who gave his heart and soul to the organization and to the Church at large.” read more

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Exceeds One Million Dollars Donated for Greece Fires Relief

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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese announced on September 15 that more than one million dollars has been raised to provide support and long-term assistance in the aftermath of the devastating fires in Greece this summer, in response to a call from His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America.

The campaign, which was launched online in early August, has had a robust response from every corner of the Greek American Omogenia. More than $500,000 has been raised from the combined giving of both individuals and the parishes of the Archdiocese. In addition, the effort has been supported by several organizations from across the nation, whch have made substantial donations to the effort, including a $200,000 matching grant  approved by Leadership 100 on August 18.

Archbishop Elpidophoros, reflecting upon the news of reaching one million dollars, remarked, “This is truly a humbling response to the horrific images, videos and stories we have all seen and heard this summer. Such a magnificent response, mostly coming from online and parish donations, reflects how deeply the faithful members of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America connect with those in Greece, our relatives and friends, and our brothers and sisters in Christ. We will continue to raise the needed funds, while at the same time we will continue to pray for the safety and well-being of all those affected.” read more

Byzantine Chant Resource Acquired by Archdiocese

Digital Chant Stand

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced on August 31 that it has acquired a popular Byzantine Chant asset, the Digital Chant Stand, of the respected AGES Initiatives organization, which has been supported by a Leadership 100 grant of $100,000 in 2019. Ages has provided digital music for Byzantine Chant utilizing both Byzantine and Western notations and translations of liturgical texts for Orthodox churches around the world since 2012. In that time, it has developed a full suite of digital texts designed to facilitate the study of Byzantine chant in a variety of languages for those at church, at home, or in the classroom. read more

Cliffs of Freedom to Stream on Major Platforms

Cliffs of Freedom

To celebrate the bicentennial of Greece’s Revolutionary War, the National Hellenic Society (NHS) announced that the film Cliffs of Freedom will stream on major platforms including Amazon Prime, Apple, and Google Play beginning on September 13, 2021.  

Cliffs of Freedom is a historical drama romance movie based on and inspired by a novel,  Daughter of Destiny, written by Marianne Metropoulos.  The novel served as the springboard to the film produced by Marianne and Dean Metropoulos, both members of Leadership 100, with Marianne serving as co-writer of the screenplay. read more

Office of Ionian Village Completes IV Next 2021

Ionian Village IV Next 2021

The Office of Ionian Village completed IV NEXT 2021 on Thursday, August 5th, its first program since the summer of 2019. IV Next, funded in part by a generous grant from Leadership 100, provides a unique opportunity for young adults to grow through a hands-on experience with our Greek Orthodox faith and Hellenic identity.

IV Next is a 12-day travel program, which was  supported by a Leadership 100 grant of $74,558 in 2020. The program organizes visits to all the traditional sites of Ionian Village. It allows participants to experience the beauty of Greece, the richness of our faith, and interact with successful professionals from Leadership 100 that give practical advice toward one’s career and faith.

IV Next began in 2018 with a Leadership 100 grant of $101,402 and continued to be funded in 2019 with a $60,000 grant. For young adults across the Archdiocese, the program focuses on the young adult experience of the Greek Orthodox faith and their Hellenic identity. read more

Metropolis of Boston Camp Medical Care

Metropolis of Boston Camp Medical Care

The Metropolis of Boston prioritized the safety and good health of its campers, staff, and families at the Metropolis of Boston Camp in the summer of 2021. A dedicated team of medical staff, led by Dr. John Kroger and nurse Despina Stavros, and legal counsel, Mark Rouvalis, remained on standby. These individuals are leading the charge through navigating the various CDC, American Camping Association, and State of NH guidelines for overnight summer camps. read more

Youth & Young Adult Ministries Wraps Up Another Summer

Y2AM Chicago Summer

The Metropolis of Chicago's Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM Chicago) successfully welcomed over 600 youth and young adults and 75 young adult volunteers this summer! Through a broad range of programs and initiatives, the ministry worked to cultivate the next generation of faithful spiritually, culturally and socially. read more

Future Leadership 100 Conferences

31st Annual Leadership 100 Conference

FEBRUARY 10-13, 2022

The Ritz Carlton
Naples, Florida

February 9, 2022 – Executive Committee and Board of Trustees Meetings.

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32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference
 

FEBRUARY 9-12, 2023

The Phoenician
Scottsdale, Arizona

February 8, 2023 – Executive Committee and Board of Trustees Meetings.

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