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AHEPA honors Archon Spiritual Advisor Fr. Karloutsos and Archon Manatos during Capitol Hill Day

Father Alexander Karloutsos, Archon Spiritual Advisor receives the “AHEPA Excellence in Leadership Award” from John Grossomanides, Supreme President. (Photos by Eleftherios Kostans)

In conjunction with their annual Capitol Hill Day, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) paid tribute and honored excellence in public service and the community during their 40th Congressional Banquet, May 22. The event was held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Father Alexander Karloutsos, Archon Spiritual Advisor and assistant to the Archbishop for Public Affairs was honored with the “AHEPA Excellence in Leadership Award,” and was presented by Supreme President Dr. John Grossomanides.

Archon Andrew E. Manatos was honored with the “Outstanding Public Advocacy Award,” in recognition of his decades of work in Washington on behalf of Hellenic and Orthodox causes.  The Award was presented by AHEPA Chairman of the Board Nicholas Karacostas.

John Grossomanides and Nicholas Karacostas, AHEPA Chairman of the Board, present Archon Andrew E. Manatos with the “Outstanding Public Advocacy Award.”

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Other award recipients that evening included U.S. Representative Albio Sires (D-NJ); Ambassador  Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the 2004 Athens Olympic Organizing Committee; and Col. Steve Pisanos, retired World War II Flying Ace.

Established in 1922, AHEPA is the largest Greek-American association in the world with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, and sister chapters in Australia and New Zealand.

The mission of AHEPA is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility and family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

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