Our History

The Hundred Club was founded in 1959 by four men with a vision of creating an organization that would support the families of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty. These four men were Howard W. Fitzpatrick, Norman Knight, Richard S. Robie and George Schwartz.

The goal was to serve the needs of the surviving families of these fallen heroes. Initially, assistance was in the form of a generous check to alleviate some of their immediate financial burdens that may occur after such a tragedy.

Over the years, the Club has been able to extend its assistance beyond that generous check with benefits such as personal enrichment programs for children, college scholarships, funds for psychological counseling, legal and accounting assistance, health and wellness benefits, tickets for social events such as the Boston Pops and the Red Sox, etc. The Club also provides periodic gifts to families to ensure that they remember the Club is there for their support and that we will never forget them or their fallen heroes.

For over 59 years, the Club has provided uninterrupted support to these families. Our motto “We care for those who care for us” is still the forefront of our mission.

Of course, the Club cannot continue to fulfill its mission without the generosity of the Club’s members and the dedication of its volunteer Board of Directors and Officers, which allows the Club to continue its proud tradition of helping the families of our fallen heroes who have lost their lives protecting us.