Finance Committee

The Direct Archdiocesan District Fiance Committee is a standing committee of the Direct Archdiocesan District Council and a subcommittee of the National Finance Committee.  It is comprised of appointed lay members from across the Direct Archdiocesan District.  The DAD Finance Committee works with the National Finance Committee to implement the Total Commitment Program approved by the Archdiocese Clergy-Laity Congress in 2006.  The committee meets regularly throughout the year.  The committee also meets with Parish Councils to review their allocations, hear appeals, answer questions, discuss their issues and to assist them.

Purpose:
- Provide for financial transparency and accountability
- Providing open transparency in DAD financial reporting
- Assists in preparing DAD Budget

Responsibilities:
- Implementation of the total Commitment Program for the DAD
- Set deadlines
- Coordinate preparation and distribution of allocations
- Hears and decides appeals
- Assist parishes through Compliance process
- Works with National Finance Committee

Members:

Clergy Members:
His Grace Bishop Andonios of Phasiane - Chancellor, GOA
Father Evan Evangelidis - Annunciation Church, Stamford

Lay Members:
Mr. Harry Raptakis - Chair – Cathedral of St. Paul, Hempstead
Mr. Stephen Cherpelis - Vice Chair - Holy Trinity Cathedral, NYC
Mr. Anthony Brigis - Secretary - Holy Resurrection, Brookville
Dr. Costas Flokas - Prophet Elias, Yonkers
Mr. Michael Psyllos - Archangel Michael, Pt. Washington
Mr. Peter Skeadas - Church of Our Saviour, Rye
Mr. Sarantos (Sandy) Vallas - Holy Cross, Brooklyn
Mrs. Elaine Allen - Church of our Saviour, Rye

Archdiocesan Staff:
Father Soterios Baroody - CFO, GOA


SCHEDULE OF 2017 IMPORTANT DATES

March 23, 2017                  Reconciliation Conference - Meeting with Parishes that did not fulfill 2016 Commitment.

May 30, 2017                     Deadline for submission of 2018 allocation data to Finance Committee
NO  worksheets will be accepted after this date. Parish allocation will be increased 25% above prior year’s  allocation.  There will be no exceptions without the prior approval of the Chancellor.

September 1, 2017            2018 Preliminary Allocations to be sent to Parishes

September 22, 2017         Deadline for filing appeals for 2018 Allocation

October 5, 2017                 Appeal conferences for 2018 Allocation

October 16, 2017               Final Results/Allocations for 2018 will be mailed

December 18, 2017           Deadline for payment of 2018 Allocation


All appeals and compliance conferences will be heard at the:

                                    Archdiocese Headquarters
                                    8 E. 79th St.
                                    New York, NY

Between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m or as otherwise scheduled.  Appointments are to be coordinated with the Finance Department, 212-774-0545.