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Leadership 100 Approves $5,006,600 in Grants

NEW YORK – During the 32nd Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, on February 1, 2023, Chairman Jim Logothetis announced that the Executive Committee of Leadership 100 had approved 31 grants, totaling $5,006,600. The Grant Committee, chaired by Justin Bozonelis, recommended these grants.

Several new grants and installments of multi-year grants from prior years make up the $5,006,600. When these grants are distributed in 2023, Leadership 100’s total grant distribution since its founding will reach $74,942,853.

Out of the 31 grants approved, 21 are new and total $2,591,200, with $2,262,700 to be distributed in 2023. The prior year grants that were approved for payment in 2023 add up to $2,415,400.

Executive Director of Leadership 100 Paulette Poulos speaks at the 32nd Conference. Shown are Archbishop Elpidophoros and Demetrios Logothetis. PHOTOS GOA/DIMITRIOS PANAGOS

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Departments

1. The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries – $270,000 for Metropolis Camping Ministries.
2. The Office of the Archbishop – $200,000 for Centennial Exhibit On the Move.
3. The Center for Family Care – $200,000 for Clergy Family Initiative.
4. The Department of Information Technology – $175,000 for Digital Transformation II.
5. The Department of Communications – $141,000 for Orthodox Observer Design and Rebranding Design.
6. The Department of Communications – $100,000 for Curating Archdiocesan Visual and Constituent Communications Channels.
7. The Office of Ionian Village – $100,000 for IV Next 2023.
8. The Department of Religious Education – $92,000 for Departmental 360° Review: Phase 1 Research.
9. The Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism – $61,200 for Home Mission Parish Program.
10. The Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism – $50,000 for Digital Parish Toolkit.
11. The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations – $35,000 for Girl Delegate Program.
12. The Center for Family Care – $22,000 for Kairos Program at the Pastoral Institute.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Affiliated Institutions
13. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops – $300,000 ($150,000 per year over two years) pending successful progress reports for Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) – Campus Missionary Initiative Phase 2.
14. The Direct Archdiocesan District – $250,000 ($131,500 in year 1 and $118,500 in year 2) for Addictions Ministry.
15. The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops – $120,000 ($60,000 per year over two years) pending successful progress reports for Connect Conference for Orthodox Young Adults – Integration with Orthodox Youth Ministries.
16. Project Mexico – $100,000 for Forming Orthodox Christian Evangelists.
17. The Hellenic College/Holy Cross – $100,000 for Master of Theological Studies (MTS) Online.
18. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago – $75,000 for the 2023 YAL Chicago Conference.
19. The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco – $75,000 for the 2023 YAL Conference.
Other Institutions Not Affiliated with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
20. The Sophia Inc New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation – $75,000 for Sophia Animated Series – ‘Learning Orthodoxy Can be Fun’.
21. Ancient Faith Radio – $50,000 for Ancient Faith Kids Division.
There were 10 prior year grants totaling $2,415,400 to be distributed in 2023.

Left to right: Paulette Poulos, Dr. Costis Maglaras, Carl Hollister, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Panos Panay, Demetrios G. Logothetis, and Yvette Manessis Corporon at the 32nd Annual Leadership 100 Conference Grand Banquet. Photo: GOA/ Dimitrios Panagos

Prior Year Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Departments

1. The Office of the Archbishop – $500,000 for the second-year payment of the $2,000,000 ($500,000 per year over four years) St. Michael’s Home Expansion Project.
2. Archdiocese Clergy Pension – $250,000 (total grant of $1,000,000 of which $750,000 has been paid, this is final payment).
3. The Office of Ionian Village – $300,000 for the final payment of the $500,000 two-year ($200,000 year 1, $300,000 year 2) Open IV.
4. The Small Parish Program – $140,000 for the second-year payments of $440,000 three-year grant.
5. The Chancellor’s Office – $80,000 for the final year payment of the two-year ($40,000 year 1, $80,000; year 2, Project Management Office – Young Adult Summer Internship Program.
6. The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations – $60,000 for the final payment of the $120,00 two-year Outreach Program to African Americans.
7. The Office of the Archbishop – $30,000 toward the Clergy Leadership grant.
Prior Year Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Affiliated Organizations
8. Hellenic College/Holy Cross Scholarship Program – $1,000,000.
9. Retired Clergy in Need Program – $5,400.
Prior Year Other Institutions Not Affiliated with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
10. The Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University – $50,000 for year-four of the $250,000 Affirming an Orthodox Christian Theology of Human Rights five-year grant ($50,000 per year).

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