In the past years, the much anticipated annual holiday dinner was held on the second Saturday of December in the Grand Ballroom of The Waldorf-Astoria in midtown Manhattan. While the Waldorf remains under construction, the Annual Dinner is held at the New York Hilton Midtown on the first Saturday of December. Traditionally, the governor addresses the gathering, along with the year’s Gold Medal honoree.


The Annual Meeting occurs every spring and is held at places of interest throughout the Commonwealth. This has included the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Duquesne Club of Pittsburgh, the historic Gettysburg Hotel, the John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, the Hershey Country Club, the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Lancaster County Convention Center and the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Attendance is by invitation and reservation.