Committee for Financial Affairs

Description

The Committee for Financial Affairs is i) to determine the means whereby the Assembly of Bishops and its activities will be financed; ii) to oversee fundraising and development; iii) to create a budget for the Assembly; iv) to catalog and compare the financial practices of the various jurisdictions, agencies, and organizations attached to the Assembly; and v) to study and develop standards related to financial operations and practices of the Assembly, jurisdictions, organizations, departments and other entities associated therewith.

Membership

Met. Antony (UOC) - Chairman

Committee Liaison

Protodeacon Peter Danilchick - Facilitator

Consultants

Fr. John Troy Mashburn
Fr. Aaron Warwick
George Matthews
Bert Moyar 
George "Gus" Caras
Geoffrey Greenleaf 

Fund Raising Subcommittee

George (Gus) Caras
Brian Gerich
George Matthews
Bert Moyar
Eric Namee
George Vournvoulias

Best Practices Subcommittee

Fr. John Troy Mashburn
Fr. Aaron Warwick
Dn. Mark O'Dell
Matushka Mary Buleza Breton
Presbytera Mary Christy
Maria Stefanis

Terms of Reference

What is to be accomplished

  • Determine the means whereby the Assembly of Bishops and its activities will be financed
  • Oversee fund-raising and development
  • Create a budget for the Assembly
  • Catalog and compare the financial practices of the various jurisdictions, agencies, and organizations attached to the Assembly.
  • Study and develop standards related to financial operations and practices of the Assembly, jurisdictions, organizations, departments and other entities associated with them.

 How it is to be accomplished

  • Determine at the outset, and update regularly, the timetable for accomplishment of the Committee's objectives; publish final results for the Assembly and Church at large
  • Liaise with other Assembly committees for input on their proposed programs/ activities; compile the various proposed programs/ activities of the Assembly, the administrative support required, and the expected program benefits
  • Develop a cost-effective organization to support these programs, maximizing use of existing people and organizations; determine the costs associated with each activity, and develop a financial and operating plan and proposed budget
  • Propose a development strategy and organization to raise needed budget funds, taking into account the need to have a well-defined fund-raising case (benefits vs. costs)
  • Construct a matrix of comparative characteristics for financial practices (e.g., accounting/ auditing/ stewardship practices, revenue sources, expense analysis)
  • Contact individuals within the jurisdictions who are responsible for financial/ operating/ program administration and request pertinent information
  • Complete the matrix to catalog and compare financial practices; review and confirm the matrix with the jurisdictions to ensure agreement upon the results

With whom it is to be accomplished

  • The Assembly committees responsible for proposed programs/ activities
  • The responsible parties within the jurisdictions and other organizations responsible for financial practices and fund-raising/ development activities

News and Events

Independent Audit Now Available Online

Friday, March 28, 2014
An independent audit of the financial records of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America has been completed and is available online. read more »

Committee for Financial Affairs 2013 Report

Friday, December 20, 2013
The 2013 annual report of the Committee for Financial Affairs is now available online. read more »

Financial Affairs Committee 2012 Annual Report

Monday, February 04, 2013
The 2012 annual report of the Committee for Financial Affairs is now available online. read more »

Annual Reports from Committees for Youth, Financial Affairs

Friday, March 09, 2012
Annual reports are available online from the Committee for Youth and the Committee for Financial Affairs. read more »

Committee for Financial Affairs 2011 Annual Report

Friday, March 09, 2012
The annual report for 2011 of the Committee for Financial Affairs. read more »

Committee for Financial Affairs Meets November 2011

Thursday, February 02, 2012
The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops read more »

Share the Light Sunday Encyclical, 20 January 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008
We, the Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, greet you in this new calendar year with the love and hope that is in our Lord Jesus Christ. As Orthodox Christians, we have been richly blessed with the sacred repository of the fullness of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. read more »

Sunday of Cheesefare and Mission Sunday

Thursday, May 31, 2007
As the Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA), it has become our sacred custom each year to designate this day, Cheesefare Sunday, as "Mission Sunday." Today, we invite you to study and embrace the words of the Lord from the Book of the Revelation of John, the last book of the New Testament: "Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut…" (Revelation 3:8). These words of the Lord to the Church clearly indicate the tremendous opportunity for the promotion of the Gospel. The door for evangelism is and will remain open since, as the Lord assures us, no hostile human or demonic agency is able to shut it. As Orthodox Christians, we are called to serve as witnesses of the Gospel, which is the most valuable of gifts that we can share with others. The open door urgently calls us to action. read more »

Paleologos Graduate Scholarship Program Established at Archdiocese

Wednesday, May 09, 2007
A new graduate scholarship program has been established at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America by Peter and Elli Malta Paleologos to assist students enrolled in professional graduate studies and other helping professions. read more »

2007-08 Katina John Malta Scholarship Applications Available

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Applications are available for the Katina John Malta Scholarship Fund, a scholarship program established at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America by means of a generous gift from the estate of Katina John Malta. The donation and the formation of the scholarship program has been done in recognition of the love Katina had for the Church and in honor of the desire she had to help others, especially children and youth of the Orthodox Christian Faith. At least two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded for the 2007-08 academic year. read more »

The Butterfly Effect: OCMC Agape Canisters Raise Two-Million Dollars for the Church Abroad

Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The clink, clink of pocket change deposited into those, never quite full enough, Plexiglas containers that stare up at us from the counter of our favorite fast food restaurant or convenience store is a sound that is familiar to many of us. For nearly twenty-years the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) has been collecting money with its own version of these anonymous donation receptacles, the Agape Canister. Have you ever wondered where that, good-deed-of-the-day, money actually ends up? Does the handful of silvers that we find at the bottom of a purse or amidst balls of pocket lint really feed the hungry, educate the poor, or heal the sick? read more »

Prokopsis 2007 Grant Will underwrite Orthodox/Catholic Consultation

Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Email this Page Printer Friendly Version SCOBA News PROKOPIS 2007 GRANT WILL UNDERWRITE ORTHODOX/CATHOLIC CONSULTATION 12/19/2006 Press Release December 19, 2006 PROKOPIS 2007 GRANT WILL UNDERWRITE ORTHODOX/CATHOLIC CONSULTATION Once again, the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are pleased to announce that they have each received $15,000.00 grants from the Prokopis Charitable Foundation to underwrite for 2007 the official Theological Consultation between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches in the U.S. read more »

OCMC Appeals open your Heart to The Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Thursday, December 14, 2006
Join us as we celebrate the life of Saint Nicholas of Myra, whose legendary acts of charity and tireless efforts in defense of the oppressed earned him the name 'Wonderworker'. His ‘Christ-like’ existence was dedicated to humble and secret giving. This Advent Season, we invite you to embrace this same love of Christ and generosity of spirit. Your donation will help OCMC work wonders for those in this world who continue to live in oppression and poverty as well as those who thirst for the Gospel of Christ! read more »

IOCC Receives $5.16 Million for Lebanon Development

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has received two grants from the United States Government to significantly expand its ongoing work to help Lebanon recover from the war. A grant of $3.46 million has been awarded to IOCC by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the repair and development of 154 public schools in southern Lebanon, the Beqaa valley, and Mount Lebanon. A $1.7 million extension grant from the U.S. Government’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) will expand IOCC’s current program to help returnees rebuild their lives in southern Lebanon and southern Beirut. read more »

IOCC Sunday, 19 November 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006
Everyday a miracle happens through the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and in the name of our Orthodox Christian faith. Everyday in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia and North America, the love of Christ is tangibly demonstrated through the delivery of food and shelter and medical supplies following natural disasters. read more »

"Come Receive the Light" Radio Program for October 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006
Schedule of Programs for October 2006 – THEME: STEWARDSHIP read more »

IOCC Expands Aid to Lebanon Through OFDA Grant

Thursday, August 31, 2006
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) announces a broad expansion of its ongoing relief work in Southern Lebanon through a newly-awarded $2 million grant from the U.S. Government’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). IOCC will provide water and sanitation installations, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, infrastructure rehabilitation, emergency relief supplies and cash for work activities in the hardest-hit southern villages of Marjeyoun, Hasbayya, and seven other villages surrounding the port city of Tyre. read more »

IOCC Delivers Critical Medical Relief to Lebanon

Thursday, August 24, 2006
Nearly $100,000 in antibiotics, surgical supplies and other critically needed medicines has arrived in Beirut. The supplies will help an estimated 20,000 patients for three months. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) arranged for the shipment, which was airlifted from Holland to Damascus, Syria. After weeks of heavy bombing of the Lebanon/Syria highway, safe passage was confirmed on August 21 and the supplies were loaded onto two trucks for the 220-mile extended road trip from Damascus to Beirut through northern Lebanon. read more »

IOCC on the Ground in Lebanon and Gaza Crisis

Monday, July 31, 2006
As Lebanon and Gaza continue to receive attacks on civilian infrastructure with hundreds of thousands fleeing their homes, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) staff is on the ground coordinating food, medical and hygiene supplies. read more »

Health Crisis in Zimbabwe Spotlighted Through $1.5 Million Gift of Critically Needed Medicines and Medical Equipment

Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Skyrocketing inflation and deteriorating social conditions have made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans to receive adequate medical care. International Orthodox Christian Charities’ recent $1.5 million shipment of hospital supplies, medical equipment and critically-needed medicines will begin to address this critical need. The shipment to Zimbabwe also represents IOCC’s expansion of its Gift in Kind outreach and activities in Africa. read more »