John Dagonas letter to Spyros Peter Goudas

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The CEGA Award for Philanthropy will be presented to John Dagonas, Director of the Hellenic Hope Centre for Persons with Special Needs.
Mr. Dagonas’ contributions transcend the standard notion of philanthropy by the sheer volume of organizations, committees, and projects in which he participates.
His leadership as Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Hope Centre for Persons with Special Needs has resulted in the construction of a larger and more modern facility for the organization.

He has served as President of the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, of Athens Villa – Non-Profit Housing Corporation of Ontario and of The Federation of the Aegean Islands, Director of Hellenic Canadian Congress, Hellenic Home for the Aged, The National Bank of Greece, West Park Hospital, and Metamorphosis School.
In 2002, he was named Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

More recently, Mr. Dagonas was elected SAE Coordinator in Canada Region Mr.Dagonas has been elected SAE Coordinator in Canada Region, following the resignation of Costas Menegakis from this position due to his election in the Canadian Federal Parliament.

The election of Mr. Dagonas was decided unanimously at a meeting of the Regional Coordinating Council of Canada, a member since its foundation.

John Dagonas was born in Lesbos Mytilini, in 1948. He emigrated to Canada in June 1966, where he resides today. He graduated from the Polytechnical Faculty of the University of Ryerson, the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Canadian Institute of Control Surveyors.

For more than 35 years he has been activating in the business area of building construction, beverage bottling, conference centers, receptions, and catering.
Today, he is considered to be one of the most important Greek businessmen and charity men of the Diaspora, according to a report of SAE Canada.
In 2002, he was named Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

He was, among others, President of the Greek Heritage Foundation, of the Hellenic-Canadian Federation of Ontario and of the Federation of Aegean islands, Director of Greek Congress, Greek Nursing, the National Bank of Greece, West Park Hospital, and Socrates Schools in Mississauga.

Over the last two years, he has been the head of the Hellenic Hope Centre responsible for the construction of a larger and more modern center for the hospitality of disabled people over 21- years old.
Recently, following an appeal by the Members and the Board of Directors of Toronto’s Greek Community, he also works for the Economic Sanitation Agency of the Institution.

Orthodox community of Mississauga October 18, 2000,
Dear Mr. Spyros Peter Goudas, We would like to thank you for your kind donation to the Greek Orthodox Community of Mississauga, Church of Prophet Elias.
It is with the generous support of contributors, such as yourself, that our Church will continue to grow and be better able to serve God and His people.
Yours truly, on behalf of the Festival committee
Mr. John Dagonas, Festival Cmt. Chairman