The Ronald McDonald House New York announced that Michael N. Bapis, partner and managing director of the Bapis Group at HighTower, has been named as chairman of the organization’s Greek Division. Bapis, who is a member of the Board of Trustees and Audit Committee of Leadership 100 and Chaired Leadership 100 Partners from its inception in 2007 to 2014, will be the Division’s second chairman following the passing of Founder Niki Sideris in 2011. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America holds the position of honorary chairman.
As Chairman, Bapis will begin the formation of an Executive Committee that will provide the Greek Division with new strategic goals in the fulfillment of its mission. In existence for more than 30 years, the Greek Division has helped to provide a support system for families from Greece and Cyprus seeking treatment for pediatric cancer while in New York City. The support of the local Greek community within the tri-state area has been an integral part of the Division’s ability to provide the financial resources, as well as awareness of the devastating effects of cancer.
“I am truly honored and privileged to assume the role as Chairman of the Ronald McDonald House New York Greek Division,” said Bapis. “I look forward to supporting the charitable mission of such a special place and working with the entire Ronald McDonald House community.”
“We are honored to have Michael Bapis’ leadership at the head of our Greek Division,” said William T. Sullivan, President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House New York. “His insight as both a distinguished leader in the Greek community as well as a volunteer with our organization is what we believe will be most beneficial to the growth and development of the Greek Division. We are grateful to him for making this commitment by which he’s bringing his heart, spirit and extraordinary knowledge to the Ronald McDonald House.”
He was recently selected in New York State as one of the top 1,200 financial advisors in the country by Barron’s “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors” publication. In addition to Leadership 100 and Ronald McDonald House New York, Bapis also devotes his time to a number of other causes including the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church’s Vision Committee. He earned a B.A. in Management and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah.