Nicholas J. Bouras
, World War II hero, industrialist, philanthropist and great churchman has been selected to receive the 2006 Athenagoras Human Rights Award at the annual banquet of the Order of St. Andrew on October 21 at the New York Hilton.
The Award Ceremony coincides with the Annual Meeting of the Archons
of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
in America and the Investiture of new Archons
at the Holy Trinity Archdiocesan Cathedral
Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church
A quiet and gentle man with impeccable integrity, Nicholas Bouras
has patterned his
life according to the will of God manifesting his
Christian stewardship throughout his
example of faith, love and sharing of gifts from God constitutes a benchmark of devotion and dedication.
I pray that the event of honoring him will become an inspiration for many to follow his
Nicholas J. Bouras, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bouras Industries, has made a significant impact on the lives of many people directly and through his support of numerous organizations and institutions.
business achievements have enabled him the opportunities he
has encountered to make a significant impact on people's welfare and the benefit of numerous institutions.
Mr. Bouras has exhibited an extraordinary commitment to his local parish, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Westfield, NJ of which he is a Founding Member and has served on the Parish Council for 40 years.
support of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
, Hellenic College
, Orthodox Christian Mission Center
and numerous philanthropic causes typify his
enduring generosity for humanitarian projects.
A 25-year member of the Archdiocesan Council
and National Council of the Order of St. Andrew
the Apostle, Archon National Vice Commander Bouras has also been central to the expanding initiatives of these important institutions.
is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross among other medals for his
heroism in World War II.
Dr. Anthony Limberakis, the National Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew, said "We are proud to honor our fellow archon, Nicholas Bouras, who has so distinguished himself in faithful service to his Church, his country, and fellow man."