Past Honorees

YearGuest of HonorPrincipal Speaker
2017Lawrence Kudlow
CNBC Senior Contributor &
Radio Host “The Larry Kudlow Show”
and
Christopher Ruddy
CEO of Newsmax Media, Inc.
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York
2016Donald T. DeCarlo
Chairman
AmTrust
Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli
Comptroller
State of New York
2015Sean E. Crowley
Partner
Davidoff Hutcher & Citrone, LLP
Hon. Peter T. King
Member of Congress
State of New York
2014Louis S. Milo
President
Milrose Consultants, Inc.
Fr. Timothy R. Scully, CSC
Professor of Political Science
University of Notre Dame
2013Edward S. Walsh, P.E.
Principal & Managing Director
Avison Young
Colonel Michael J. Gould
Military Asst. to the Deputy Asst.
to the Secretary of Defense for Readiness
2012Robert Mullen
Chief Executive Officer
Structure Tone Organization
Hon. Robert Astorino
County Executive
Westchester County
2011John L. Babieracki
Managing Director
Global Design & Construction
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Hon. Dean G. Skelos
Majority Leader
New York State Senate
2010Peter M. Meyer
President
NYC Market
TD Bank
Chairman
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Hon. R. James Nicholson
Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Ambassador
The Holy See
2009Joseph Pixstilli
President, CEO & Chairman of the Bd.
First Central Savings Bank
Nathaniel F. Wienecke
Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Commerce
2008Arthur J. Mirante II
President
Global Client Dev.
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Ed Mullins
President
Sergeants Benevolent Association
2007Dominick F. Antonelli
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Roosevelt & Cross, Inc.
Austin Ruse
President
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
2006William R. Guarinello
President & CEO
Heartshare Human Services of NY
James F. Gill, Esq.
Chairman
Battery Park City Authority
2005Barry Jacobson
Chairman / CEO
Joseph P. Day Realty Corp.
Hon. George Allen
U.S. Senator
Commonwealth of Virginia
2004Most Rev. Nicholas Di Marzio, PHD, DD
Bishop of Brooklyn

Vincent F. Palagiano
Chairman & CEO
Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh
Pasquale J. D’Amuro
Assistant Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
2003John Joseph Gilhooly
Con Edison
Raymond W. Kelly
NYC Police Commissioner
2002William A. McKenna
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Ridgewood Savings Bank
Hon. Vito J. Fossella
Member of Congress
State of New York
2001Thomas J. Moran
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mutual of America
George J. Marlin
Chairman & Chief Operating Officer
The Philadelphia Trust Company
2000John Cardinal O’Connor
Archbishop of New York
John Cardinal O’Connor
Archbishop of New York
1999Peter J. Striano
Chief Executive Officer
Unity Electric Co., Inc.
Most Rev. Ignatius A. Catanello
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
Vicar For Evangelization
1998Robert Annunziata
Chairman, President & CEO
Teleport Communications Group
Steve Forbes
President & Chief Executive Officer
Forbes Inc.
1997Kathleen T. Ciner
President
Communications Workers of America, Local 1105
Hon. Peter T. King
Member of Congress
State of New York
1996George J. Marlin
Executive Director
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Hon. Dennis C. Vacco
Attorney General
State of New York
1995William J. Flynn
Chairman
Mutual of America
Hon. George E. Pataki
Governor
State of New York
1994Robert Charles Golden
Executive Vice President
Prudential Securities, Inc.
Hon. Rudy Giuliani
Mayor
City of New York
1993John J. Campi
Vice President
New York Daily News
Hon. Phil Gramm
United States Senator
State of Texas
1992John E. Zuccotti
President & Chief Executive Officer
Olympia & York Companies (USA)
Hon. Peter F. Vallone
Speaker and Majority Leader
New York City Council
1991Most Rev. Thomas V. Daily, D.D.
Bishop of Brooklyn

James P. Moriarty
President
T. Moriarty & Sons, Inc.
Hon. Connie Mack
United States Senator
State of Florida
1990William T. McCaffrey
Executive Vice President
The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States
Hon. Joseph I. Lieberman
United States Senator
State of Connecticut
1989Elwin S. Larson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Brooklyn Union Gas Company
Hon. Henry Hyde
Member of Congress
State of Illinois
1988Anthony J. Bergamo
President
Custom Shop Shirtmakers
Hon. Thomas J. Manton
Member of Congress
State of New York
1987Edward C. Carey
President
Carey Energy Corporation
J. Frank Cashen
Executive Vice President and General Manager
New York Mets
1986John H. Kearney
Diocesan Attorney
Diocese of Brooklyn
Hon. William Carney
Member of Congress
State of New York
1985Hon. Howard Golden
President
Borough of Brooklyn
Hon. Mario Biaggi
Member of Congress
State Of New York
1984Hon. James F. Regan
President
Board of Education City of New York
Hon. John J. Marchi
New York State Senator
1983Hon. George A. Cincotta
Chairman
New York State Commission on Cable Television
Hon. Ernest F. Hollings
United States Senator
State of South Carolina
1982Hon. Edward I. Koch
Mayor
City of New York
Hon. Geraldine A. Ferraro
Member of Congress
State of New York
1981Hon. Frank J. Macchiarola
Chancellor
New York City Public Schools
Hon. Alphonse D’Amato
United States Senator
State of New York
1980Hon. Leo C. Zeferetti
Member of Congress
State Of New York
Hon. Jim Wright
Majority Leader
United States House of Representatives
1979Hon. Thomas J. Cuite
Vice Chairman
New York City Council
Hon. Daniel P. Moynihan
United States Senator
State of New York
1977John G. Breslin
Vice President
Chicago Title Insurance Co.
Hon. John C. Culver
United States Senator
State of Iowa
1976Hon. Mario Cuomo
Secretary of State
State of New York
Hon. Hugh L. Carey
Governor
State of New York
1975Hon. James A. Cavanaugh
First Deputy Mayor
City of New York
Hon. Lloyd M. Bentsen
United States Senator
State of Texas
1974Hon. George H. Hearn
Member
Federal Maritime Commission
Hon. Daniel K. Inouye
United States Senator
State of Hawaii
1973Hon. Eugene J. Keogh
Former Member of Congress
State of New York
Hon. Herbert G. Klein
Director of Communications for the Executive Branch
1972Hon. Frank J. Brasco
Member of Congress
State of New York
Hon. John V. Lindsay
Mayor
City of New York
1971Hon. Thomas J. Mackell
District Attorney
Queens County
Hon. John B. Veneman
Under Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare
1970John C. Hilly
Vice Chairman of the Board
Bush Terminal Inc.
Hon. George H. Hearn
Vice Chairman
Federal Maritime Commission
1969Most Rev. Francis J. Mugavero
Bishop of Brooklyn
Hon. Mario Procaccino
Controller
City of New York
1968Hon. John M. Murphy
Member of Congress
State of New York
Hon. Dean Rusk
U.S. Secretary of State
1967Hon. Anthony J. Travia
Speaker of the Assembly
State of New York
Hon. Thomas J. Mackell
District Attorney
Queens County
1966Hon. Hugh L Carey
Member of Congress
State of New York
Hon. Hubert H. Humphrey
Vice-President of the United States
1965Albert C. Boye
President
Home Title Guaranty Co.
Hon. James J. Reynolds
Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Labor
1964William A. Shea
Partner
Shea and Gould
Hon. Malcolm Wilson
Lieutenant Governor
State of New York
1963Hon. Joseph P. Hoey
United States Attorney
Eastern District of New York
Hon. James S. Donovan
President
Board of Education
City of New York
1962Hon. James S. Brown
Justice
Supreme Court
State of New York
Lieut. Gen. Edward J. O’Neill
Commanding General
First United States Army
1961Hon. Albert C. McGrover
Chief Magistrate
City of New York
Hon. Miles F. McDonald
Justice
Supreme Court
State of New York
1960Hon. John J. Rooney
Member of Congress
State of New York
Hon. Lyndon B. Johnson
United States Senator
State of Texas
1959Hon. J. Vincent Keogh
Justice
Supreme Court
State of New York
Hon. Eugene J. McCarthy
United States Senator
State of Minnesota
1958Most Rev. Bryan J. McEntegart
Archbishop
Bishop of Brooklyn
Hon. John W. McCormack
Majority Leader
House of Representatives
Member of Congress
State of Massachusetts
1957Hon. John E. Cone
Justice
Supreme Court
State of New York
Hon. Michael J. Mansfield
United States Senator
State of Montana
1956Hon. Joseph T. Sharkey
Vice Chairman and Majority Leader
New York City Council
Hon. Henry M. Jackson
United States Senator
State of Washington
1955Hon. John P. McGrath
Former Corporation Counsel
City of New York
Hon. John B. Johnson
Official Referee
Supreme Court
State of New York
1954Hon. Henry L. Ughetta
Justice
Supreme Court
State of New York
Hon. John F. Kennedy
United States Senator
State of Massachusetts
1953Charles J. Mylod
K.M.
John P. McGrath
President
Brooklyn Bar Association
1952Walter F. O’Malley
President
Brooklyn Baseball Club
Ford Frick
Commissioner of Baseball
1951Hon. Joseph P. Marcelle
Collector of Internal Revenue
First District
Most Rev. Thomas B. Molloy, S.T.D.
Bishop of Brooklyn
1950Hon. Albert Conway
Associate Judge
Court of Appeals
State of New York
Hon. John MacCrate
Associate Justice
Appellate Division
Second Department
State of New York