Each year since 1913, the National Institute has presented Gold Honor Medals for Distinguished Service to Humanity to a select group of individuals who have made the highest contribution to the improvement of society.

This year, the National Institute will recognize the contributions of Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, philanthropist and international not-for-profit leader Geraldine Kunstadter, and author and landscape preservationist Elizabeth Barlow Rogers at its 104th Gold Medal Dinner on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. 

 
 The Gold Meal designed by Laura Gardin Fraser

The Gold Meal designed by Laura Gardin Fraser

the gold medal

The Gold Meal of the National Institute of Social Sciences was designed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966).

 Fred Larsen, Ron Chernow, Robert Shiller, and Michael Sovern at the 2017 Gold Medal Dinner.

Fred Larsen, Ron Chernow, Robert Shiller, and Michael Sovern at the 2017 Gold Medal Dinner.

gold MEDAL HONOREES, 1913-2017

Gold Medal honorees represent outstanding achievement in the social sciences, law, government, education, philanthropy, the arts, medicine, science, and industry.