NEW YORK – St. Michael’s Home issued an update via email on its continuing efforts and its upcoming Name Day Gala to be held on Sunday, November 14.
The statement follows:
By decision of the Archdiocesan Executive Committee under the leadership of Archbishop Elpidophoros, the expansion project of St. Michael’s received a $2,000,000 distribution from the estate of the late Suzanne Mados who had entrusted her bequest to the Archdiocese to be distributed to schools and elder care facilities of the Church.
A National Ministry since its opening in 1958, St. Michael’s Home is one of the institutions of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and is the only elder care facility in the United States directly under the aegis of the Church of America with the Archbishop serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. These funds greatly facilitate the continuation of the construction on the new Uniondale facility. May the Good Lord grant rest in the land of the righteous to the soul of this noble individual who remembered these critical ministries to the elderly and youth in her estate. May her memory be eternal and may she be an inspiration and example to others in the community.
Throughout its life, St. Michael’s has been the recipient of bequests, large and small, from countless individuals who remembered the Home in their Last Will and Testament. These bequests have played a critical role in assuring that the facility provides quality care to its beloved residents and have impacted their lives in a very positive way.
Please consider including St. Michael’s when preparing your Last Will and Testament.
Kallinikeion Foundation Pledges $500,000
The Directors of the Kallinikeion Foundation unanimously voted recently to pledge half a million dollars towards the expansion of St. Michael’s Home. Their magnanimous decision was motivated by their desire to support this critical project and to honor the memory of the founder of the Foundation by donating in her name the Main Entrance and 12’x16’ Mosaic Icon of the Archangel Michael which will adorn the façade of the new facility. This comes after already having donated a studio bedroom early on in the Capital Campaign.
The Kallinikeion Foundation was established in 1993 by Alexandra (Kallinikidou) Kallin who was born in 1906 in Chalcedon, Turkey. An avid admirer of the Greek language and culture, Ms. Kallin spent most of her adult life in New York City where she taught and tutored Greek to numerous generations and was a devout communicant of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Her strong desire to promote the Greek language/culture and love for her community continues today with the Kallinikeion Foundation which in addition to St. Michael’s Home has provided support to Hellenic College/Holy Cross, the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Leadership 100 and many other worthy organizations and causes. Directors of the Foundation are: Froso Beys, President; Helen Hadjiyannakis Bender, Secretary; and George S. Tsandikos, Treasurer. Also serving are Father Robert Stephanopoulos and Helen Moneo, Ms. Kallin’s surviving niece.
St. Michael’s is indebted to the Directors of the Foundation for their generosity which brings the Home one step closer to the completion of the magnificent state-of-the-art continuum care facility in Uniondale, NY. May the memory of Alexandra Kallin be eternal!
The Archangel Michael mosaic, which will be viewed by all who pass by the facility, will greatly enhance the entrance to the facility and be an inspiration to all entering the new St. Michael’s. (From the letter of appreciation to the Directors).
Heartfelt appreciation to the following for their recent pledges/donations:
Mrs. Carol Riky – One-bedroom Independent Living Apartment
Cathedral of St. Paul (Hempstead) – One-bedroom Independent Living Apartment
To see available Levels of Giving and Naming Opportunities for this exciting project, please visit: www.stmichaelshomeuniondale.org.
St. Michael’s Home 2021 Name Day Gala takes place Sunday, November 14, at The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street in Manhattan. Cocktail Reception 4-5 PM, Dinner & Dancing 5-9 PM. Tickets: $275.00 each. Raffles: $50.00 each. All attendees must show proof of vaccination and photo ID upon entry.
For more purchase options, please visit the St. Michael’s Home website: https://www.stmichaelshome.org/what-our-residents-do/gala.