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September 2012 Observer

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Mimi Skandalakis

  

IN MEMORIAM

PAST NATIONAL PHILOPTOCHOS PRESIDENT MIMI SKANDALAKIS

National Philoptochos President Aphrodite Skeadas announced with sadness the falling asleep of our beloved Past National President Mimi Skandalakis who served with distinction as the eighth National Philoptochos President from 1994 to 1998.

Mrs. Skandalakis led this philanthropic organization of the Church that she and her late, beloved husband, Dr. John Skandalakis served all their lives.  Her goal was to expand the services offered by Philoptochos and to ensure inclusion so that everyone became engaged in the organization.

Mimi traveled often on early morning flights from Atlanta to the National Philoptochos Office in New York to oversee the multiple presidential responsibilities and traveled throughout the country visiting each diocese and many Chapters. 

She raised awareness of critical social issues including presentations at the National Philoptochos Convention with special educational speakers and videos and promoted the enhanced role of women.

During her tenure, National Philoptochos pledged $100,000 for the Archbishop Iakovos Library and Resource Center at Hellenic College Holy Cross donating in total more than $170,000.  National Philoptochos also initiated the Awards Program during her presidency that honors the excellent philanthropic works of the Philoptochos Chapters nationwide. 

The funeral for Mrs. Skandalakis was held at the Annunciation Cathedral in Atlanta on July 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

May her memory be eternal.