Fr. Thomas FitzGerald, the Dean of Holy Cross, and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald were among the Orthodox leaders who were invited to the White House in Washington on December 14, 2012. They participated in a Conference on Orthodox Christian Engagement which was hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement in conjunction with the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnership. Coordinated by the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), the Conference brought together over 80 Orthodox participants who are involved in a wide variety of programs related to social witness and charitable activities at the local, regional or national levels. Among the participants, there were about 20 graduates of Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology.