The Hundred Year Association of New York

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The logo of The Hundred Year Association of New York.

The Hundred Year Association of New York, founded in 1927, is a non-profit organization in New York City 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.

Membership[edit]

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, National Grid, 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, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Bowne & Co., General Tool & Instruments, The New York Post, Dancker, Sellew & Douglas, James Thompson & Co., Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Bank of New York Mello, Richmond County Savings Bank, E. J. Electric, Emmet, Marvin & Martin, Scientific American, STV Group, The Hotel Wales, The Delta Kappa Epsilon Club of New York and Ferrara Cafe.

Officers[edit]

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 and College Scholarships[edit]

Initiated in 1958, the Association grants the 'Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards' annually to career New York City 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, 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[edit]

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:

1965 Gold Medal Award winner David Rockefeller

1930 Julius Miller

1931 Harvey Dow Gibson

1932 Justice Samuel Seabury

1933 Grover A. Whalen

1934 Robert Moses

1935 John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

1936 Thomas E. Dewey

1937 James Speyer

1938 Eleanor Robson Belmont

1939 Cleveland E. Dodge

1940 Fiorello H. La Guardia

1946 Francis Spellman, Helen Rogers Reid

1947 Frederick H. Ecker

Former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani receives the Association's 1998 Gold Medal Award, presented by Time Warner President Richard D. Parsons and Former Association President Richard A. Cook.

1948 William O'Dwyer

1949 Millicent C. McIntosh

1950 Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers

1951 Alfred P. Sloan

1952 Howard S. Cullman

1953 John Hay Whitney

1954 Arthur Hays Sulzberger

1955 Brigadier General David Sarnoff

1956 Robert J. Wagner

1957 Keith S. McHugh

1958 Samuel D. Leidesdorf

1959 John D. Rockefeller III

1960 Howard A. Rusk

1961 Minnie Guggenheimer

1962 James A. Farley

1999 Gold Medal Awardee Robert R. Douglass and Dinner Chairman and 2002 Gold Medal Honoree Charles J. Urstadt

1963 Paul R. Screvane

1964 Edmund F. Wagner

1965 David Rockefeller

1966 Austin J. Tobin

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

1974 Leonard H. Goldenson

1975 George Champion

1976 William M. Ellinghaus

1977 Ellmore C. Patterson

1978 J. Henry Smith

1980 Harry Helmsley

1981 Richard R. Shinn

1982 Museum of the City of New York

1983 Edward J. Mortola

1984 J. Peter Grace

1985 Gene F. Jankowski

1986 E. Virgil Conway

1987 Edmund T. Pratt, Jr.

1988 Delbert C. Staley

1989 John J. Phelan, Jr.

1990 Felix G. Rohatyn

1991 Carnegie Hall

1992 William R. Chaney

1993 Tony Randall

1994 John F. McGillicuddy

1995 David A. Olsen

Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau speaks after receiving The Hundred Year Association's 2005 Gold Medal as Chairman Richard A. Cook looks on.

1996 Kenneth J. Gorman

1997 Simon J. Critchell

1998 Rudolph W. Giuliani

1999 Robert R. Douglass

2000 Robert M. Johnson

2001 Robert B. Catell, Charles J. Hamm

2002 Charles J. Urstadt

2003 Mark S. Sisk

2004 The New York Post

2005 Robert M. Morgenthau

2006 Raymond W. Kelly

2007 John C. Cushman III

2008 Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg

2009 Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

2010 Ralph K. Smith

2011 The Crew of US Airways Flight 1549

2011 Dominick M. Servedio. P.E.

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