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175th Anniversary Medalists To Date

Over the course of three years, as part of our celebration, we will recognize 175 individuals and institutions from the past and present that have made a unique contribution to the depth, breadth, individuality and well-being of Brooklyn. These icons have helped to produce one of the world’s most dynamic and sought-after places to live, work and raise families.

To nominate someone you think have made a significant contribution to the history of The Brooklyn Hospital Center or to Brooklyn, fill out the nomination form here and return to The Brooklyn Hospital Foundation.

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
Accepted by Brad Vogel,
Walt Whitman Initiative

Awarded: January 31, 2019

Laurie Cumbo

Laurie A. Cumbo
Majority Leader, New York City Council
Awarded: January 31, 2019

F.G Park

Fort Greene Park Conservancy
Accepted by Julian Macrone
Awarded: January 31, 2019

Eric Adams

Eric L. Adams
Brooklyn Borough President
Awarded: May 30, 2019

Arthur Klein

Arthur A. Klein, MD
President, Mount Sinai Health Network
Awarded: May 30, 2019

Deborah Schwartz

Deborah F. Schwartz
President, Brooklyn Historical Society
Awarded: May 30, 2019


Charles & Irene Hamm
Retired, Independence Community Bank
(now Sovereign Bank)
Awarded: June 20, 2019


Frank C. Hamm, MD
TBHC, Chair of Urology, 1940-1970
Awarded: June 20, 2019

Emme Levin Deland
Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Jennifer Eisenstadt
Principal, Jennifer Eisenstadt
Design & Consulting, LLC
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Niki Russ Federman
Owner, Russ & Daughters
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Sukanya Krishnan
Six-time Emmy Award Winning
News Anchor
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Jeanine D. Liburd
Chief Social Impact & Communications Officer, BET Networks
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Regina Myer
President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Tina Novogratz
Real Estate Entrepreneur and
Home Restoration Expert
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Victoria Schneps-Yunis
On-Air Personality & Co-Publisher/President, Schneps Media
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Leslie Griesbach Schultz
Former President, BRIC Arts and Media
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Iris Weinshall
COO & Treasurer, New York Public Library
Awarded: October 2, 2019

Thank you to our sponsors:

Mount Sinai Health System
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Paper
Schneps Communications