Ted Zampetis speaks on Leadership 100 grants at National Leadership 100 Sunday observance at St. Nicholas Church in Troy, Michigan.
National Leadership 100 Sunday was observed in more than 500 parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on October 26, 2014, the sixth consecutive celebration. This year’s event, which followed the Feast of Saint Iakovos in honor of the Founder of Leadership 100, coincided with the Feast of Saint Demetrios. It also marked the year-long celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Leadership 100.
Parish priests throughout the nation read the Encyclical issued by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Divine Liturgy. Many parishes also held a program during the coffee hour. Members of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees coordinated with Parish Priests across the country to develop awareness of the support provided by Leadership 100 to the Greek Orthodox Church.
Ted Zampetis of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a prominent business leader and a member of the Board of Trustees, served for the third consecutive year as Chairman. He also serves as Chairman of the Membership Committee.
“I want to thank all members of Leadership 100 who participated, especially Ted Zampetis, National Leadership 100 Sunday Chairman,” said George S. Tsandikos, Leadership 100 Chairman. Tsandikos hosted the coffee hour at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, following the reading of the Encyclical by Fr. John Vlahos, Dean, who spoke on the Leadership 100 Scholarship Program at Holy Cross School of Theology.
“National Leadership 100 Sunday has helped our Church and Community become familiar with the purpose and mission of Leadership 100,” said Zampetis, who spoke at St. Nicholas Church in Troy, Michigan. “We are receiving positive reports from Maryland to Ohio to California on renewed interest in Leadership 100,” he added.
Over three decades, Leadership 100 has distributed close to $40 million in grants to support the National Ministries and institutions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, as well as other programs and projects that advanced Orthodoxy and Hellenism and assisted humanitarian causes in the nation and around the world.