L100 Young Professionals’ Holiday Gathering
by Anastasia & Callie Pantelidis
As the newly appointed chairs of The Young Professionals of Leadership 100, we were thrilled with the outcome of our 2018 holiday gathering and have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the greater organization. The reception held on December 19th at Kyma Flatiron in NYC, brought together 100 young professionals of Hellenic descent. L100 Chairman Argyris Vassiliou attended and saluted the event as did Executive Director Paulette Poulos and they invited those present and their friends to join the group. A message echoed by Michael Bapis and George Soterakis who led the very successful Leadership 100 Partners and now passed the torch to The Young Professionals of L100.
The philanthropic nature of Leadership 100 is at the very core of its purpose and has become the driving force for our Church, community, and culture as Greek Americans. It’s an organization that has connected Greeks from around the world, anchoring its network and resources to provide millions of dollars in grants towards scholarships, humanitarian assistance, and aid to dozens of organizations and individuals throughout our community.
Leadership 100 has been an important part of our lives since childhood and an organization we’ve grown passionate about over the last several years. Raising awareness and encouraging the future leaders of our community to join our Young Professionals group was the purpose of the event.
We are eager to follow in the footsteps of the two previous chairs, Mr. Michael Bapis and Mr. George Soterakis. We look forward to a successful annual conference in February and will be planning additional events in the future to educate our fellow young professionals about Leadership 100.