The Hundred Year Association of New York
The Hundred Year Association of New York, founded in 1927, is a non-profit organization
Non-profit organization
Nonprofit organization is neither a legal nor technical definition but generally refers to an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals, rather than distributing them as profit or dividends...

 in New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 aimed at recognizing and rewarding dedication and service to the City of New York by businesses and organizations that have been in operation in the city for a century or more and by individuals who have devoted their lives to the city as city employees.

The Association also provides services to its members to promote to the public their history and contributions to the educational and civic affairs of New York and to preserve, foster and perpetuate high ideals and worthy traditions that have been handed down through the years in the business and professional life of the city. It also stands ready to use the background of experience of its members for the common good as opportunity arises; and to aid and counsel those less experienced whose success would contribute substantially to the City’s business and civic fabric.


Any association, corporation, partnership or individual proprietorship whose continuity in its own right, or as successor to an organization in business for over 100 years is eligible for membership. Organizations 75 years or older may join as associate members.

Individuals can join the Association's 'Century Society.'

Notable current members include ConEdison, Keyspan Corporation, The Chief-Civil Service Leader, The Brooklyn Bar Association, Rosenwach Tank Company, John Gallin & Son, Hagedorn & Company, Leys, Christie & Company, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Henry W. T. Mali & Company, New York University
New York University
New York University is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan...

, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Paul Hastings LLP, formerly known as Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, is a leading international law firm with 18 offices worldwide. Paul Hastings serves a diverse client base that includes many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies....

, Bowne & Co.
Bowne & Co.
Bowne & Co., Inc. was an American company originating in 1775 by Robert Bowne. It provided financial, marketing and business communications services around the world.RR Donnelley acquired Bowne in 2010.-External links:* * * * *...

, The New York Post, Dancker, Sellew & Douglas, James Thompson & Co., Atlantic Mutual Companies
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company
The Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company is a mutual insurance company which offers personal, marine, commercial property, and casualty insurance. It is part of the Atlantic Mutual Companies, which includes Centennial Insurance Company...

, The Bank of New York, Richmond County Savings Bank, E. J. Electric, Emmet, Marvin & Martin, Scientific American
Scientific American
Scientific American is a popular science magazine. It is notable for its long history of presenting science monthly to an educated but not necessarily scientific public, through its careful attention to the clarity of its text as well as the quality of its specially commissioned color graphics...

, The Hotel Wales, The Delta Kappa Epsilon Club of New York and Ferrara Cafe.


The Association is led by elected officers and a Board of Governors. The most recent Chairman, Richard A. Cook, died in June 2007 after a long illness. The current President is Clinton W. Blume, III. The Association's Executive Director is Luke Vander Linden.

Past presidents have included James A. Farley.

Public Service Awards & College Scholarships

Initiated in 1958, the Association grants the 'Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards' annually to career New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

 civil servants who have excelled beyond their normal duties during the course of the year. Employees are nominated by their supervisor and department's commissioner or director and awards are determined by the Association's Awards Committee in conjunction with the City of New York's Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

The public service awards are named for Isaac Liberman, founder of The Hundred Year Association when he was president of Arnold Constable Stores in Brooklyn.

The annual 'E. Virgil Conway College Scholarships' are awarded to the sons and daughters of New York City employees every year. They are named after E. Virgil Conway
E. Virgil Conway
E. Virgil Conway is an American attorney, banker, philanthropist and civic leader who served as chairman and CEO of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 1995 to 2001. The MTA is the umbrella organization for the various agencies that operate the public transportation...

, who conceived of the scholarship program in 1971.

More than $1,200,000 has been granted since the awards program’s inception.

Gold Medal Awards

Each year since 1930, The Association has presented its 'Gold Medal Award' "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York." While typically presented to a single individual, the award has been granted on occasion to more than one person or an organization.

Past winners have been:

1930 Julius Miller
Julius Miller
Julius Miller was a Manhattan Borough President from 1922 to 1930, who is best remembered for pushing through the West Side Elevated Highway from 72nd Street to the tip of Manhattan....

1931 Harvey Dow Gibson
Harvey Dow Gibson
-Family and Early Life :Harvey Dow Gibson was born on March 12, 1882 at North Conway, New Hampshire, the son of James Lewis Gibson and Addie Dow. His father was telegraph operator for the Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad...

1932 Justice Samuel Seabury

1933 Grover A. Whalen

1934 Robert Moses
Robert Moses
Robert Moses was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and is one of the most polarizing figures in the history of...

1935 John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
John Davison Rockefeller, Jr. was a major philanthropist and a pivotal member of the prominent Rockefeller family. He was the sole son among the five children of businessman and Standard Oil industrialist John D. Rockefeller and the father of the five famous Rockefeller brothers...

1936 Thomas E. Dewey

1937 James Speyer

1938 Eleanor Robson Belmont
Eleanor Robson Belmont
Eleanor Robson Belmont was an English actress and prominent public figure in the United States. George Bernard Shaw wrote Major Barbara for her, but contractual problems prevented her from playing the role. Mrs...

1939 Cleveland E. Dodge

1940 Fiorello H. La Guardia

1946 Francis Spellman, Helen Rogers Reid
Helen Rogers Reid
Helen Rogers Reid was an American newspaper publisher. She was president of the New York Herald Tribune.- References :...

1947 Frederick H. Ecker

1948 William O'Dwyer
William O'Dwyer
William O'Dwyer was the 100th Mayor of New York City, holding that office from 1946 to 1950.-Biography:O'Dwyer was born in County Mayo, Ireland and migrated to the United States in 1910, after abandoning studies for the priesthood...

1949 Millicent C. McIntosh

1950 Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and was twice awarded an Academy Award for "Best Original Song". Many of his songs are standard repertoire for...

, Richard Rodgers
Richard Rodgers
Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II...

1951 Alfred P. Sloan
Alfred P. Sloan
Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. was an American business executive in the automotive industry. He was a long-time president, chairman, and CEO of General Motors Corporation...

1952 Howard S. Cullman

1953 John Hay Whitney
John Hay Whitney
John Hay Whitney , colloquially known as "Jock" Whitney, was U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, publisher of the New York Herald Tribune, and a member of the Whitney family.-Family:...

1954 Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of The New York Times from 1935 to 1961. During that time, daily circulation rose from 465,000 to 713,000 and Sunday circulation from 745,000 to 1.4 million; the staff more than doubled, reaching 5,200; advertising linage grew from 19 million to 62 million...

1955 Brigadier General David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff was an American businessman and pioneer of American commercial radio and television. He founded the National Broadcasting Company and throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his...

1956 Robert J. Wagner

1957 Keith S. McHugh

1958 Samuel D. Leidesdorf
Samuel D. Leidesdorf
Samuel David Leidesdorf, internationally known accountant, recently inducted into the CPA Hall of Fame.Leidesdorf, an internally known accountant, was born on September 25, 1881 in New York City. He attended the New York School of Accounting and Pace College. In 1905, he began his own accounting...

1959 John D. Rockefeller III

1960 Howard A. Rusk
Howard A. Rusk
Howard A. Rusk was a prominent physician and founder of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. He was considered to be the founder of rehabilitation medicine....

1961 Minnie Guggenheimer

1962 James A. Farley

1963 Paul R. Screvane

1964 Edmund F. Wagner

1965 David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller
David Rockefeller, Sr. is the current patriarch of the Rockefeller family. He is the youngest and only surviving child of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and the only surviving grandchild of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His five siblings were...

1966 Austin J. Tobin
Austin J. Tobin
Austin Joseph Tobin served as the executive director of the Port of New York Authority, the precursor to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from 1942 until 1972...

1967 John A. Coleman

1968 Gustave L. Levy

1969 J. Victor Herd

1970 Jack I. Straus

1971 William S. Renchard

1972 Robert S. Curtiss

1973 Gilbert W. Fitzhugh
Gilbert W. Fitzhugh
Gilbert W. Fitzhugh was an American actuary who became a businessman and community leader in New York City. William was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York then attended Princeton University...

1974 Leonard H. Goldenson

1975 George Champion
George Champion
George Champion was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler who played for Kent. He was born in Stockbury and died in Linton....

1976 William M. Ellinghaus

1977 Ellmore C. Patterson

1978 J. Henry Smith

1979 Charles F. Luce

1980 Harry Helmsley
Harry Helmsley
Harry B. Helmsley was an Americanentrepreneur who built a company that became one of the biggest property holders in the United States...

1981 Richard R. Shinn

1982 Museum of the City of New York
Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York is an art gallery and history museum founded in 1923 to present the history of New York City, USA and its people...

1983 Edward J. Mortola

1984 J. Peter Grace
J. Peter Grace
Joseph Peter Grace was a multimillionaire American industrialist and conglomerateur of Irish Catholic heritage. He was president of the diversified chemical company, ' for 48 years, making him the longest reigning CEO of a public company.Born in Manhasset, New York, he succeeded his father, Joseph...

1985 Gene F. Jankowski

1986 E. Virgil Conway
E. Virgil Conway
E. Virgil Conway is an American attorney, banker, philanthropist and civic leader who served as chairman and CEO of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 1995 to 2001. The MTA is the umbrella organization for the various agencies that operate the public transportation...

1987 Edmund T. Pratt, Jr.
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr.
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. was the Chairman and CEO of Pfizer Inc.. He served as President from 1971 to 1972, CEO from 1972 to 1991, and Chairman from 1972 to 1992. He is the namesake of Duke University's Engineering School.-Early life:...

1988 Delbert C. Staley

1989 John J. Phelan, Jr.

1990 Felix G. Rohatyn

1991 Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park....

1992 William R. Chaney

1993 Tony Randall
Tony Randall
Tony Randall was a U.S. actor, comic, producer and director.-Early years:Randall was born Arthur Leonard Rosenberg to a Jewish family in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Julia and Mogscha Rosenberg, an art and antiques dealer...

1994 John F. McGillicuddy

1995 David A. Olsen
David A. Olsen
David A. Olsen was chairman of brokerage firm Johnson & Higgins from 1991 until its business combination with Marsh & McLennan in 1997.-Career:...

1996 Kenneth J. Gorman

1997 Simon J. Critchell

1998 Rudolph W. Giuliani

1999 Robert R. Douglass

2000 Robert M. Johnson
Robert M. Johnson
Robert M. Johnson , former publisher of Newsday, is now better-known as one of the most prominent men so far accused of child pornography offenses...

2001 Robert B. Catell, Charles J. Hamm

2002 Charles J. Urstadt

2003 Mark S. Sisk
Mark S. Sisk
The Right Reverend Mark Sean Sisk is the 15th Episcopal Bishop of New York.-Early education, career, and marriage:...

2004 The New York Post

2005 Robert M. Morgenthau
Robert M. Morgenthau
Robert Morris Morgenthau is an American lawyer. From 1975 until his retirement in 2009, he was the District Attorney for New York County, the borough of Manhattan.-Early life:...

2006 Raymond W. Kelly
Raymond W. Kelly
Raymond Walter Kelly is the current Commissioner of the New York City Police Department and the first person to hold the post for two non-consecutive tenures. A lifelong New Yorker, Kelly has spent 31 years in the NYPD, serving in 25 different commands and as Police Commissioner from 1992 to 1994...

2007 John C. Cushman III
John C. Cushman III
John C. Cushman, III is an American real estate icon. He is chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm which was founded by his grandfather and his great uncle . Cushman and Wakefield married sisters.Cushman joined Cushman & Wakefield Inc. in New York, NY in 1963. He...

2008 Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg

2009 Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is a Fortune 300 company founded in 1860 in New York, New York. It is the fourth largest mutual life insurance company in the United States.-Current business:...

2010 Ralph K. Smith

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