The Hundred Year Association Awards Program

Presented annually since 1958, The Hundred Year Association recognizes outstanding public service by New York City leaders and the outstanding achievements of New York City career municipal employees with The Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards, named after the Association’s founder.

Since 1971, the Association has also recognized academic excellence and community service by the sons and daughters of City employees with The E. Virgil Conway College Scholarships.

The monetary awards — which range in amount from $6,000 to $1,000 — are sponsored by Association members and supporters who join with the Mayor and commissioners in presenting their awards at City Hall.

The Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award has been granted since 1930 in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York. Awardees include John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Robert F. Wagner, John F. McGillicuddy and The Hon. Rudolph W. Giuliani. In 2007, the award was named after longtime Chairman, Richard A. Cook.

Distinguished Service Awards and Excellence in Public Service Awards are presented throughout the year in acknowledgment of business and not-for-profit leadership in the City of New York and to companies and organizations whose unique history and contribution to the community merit recognition. Members are invited to nominate recipients.