Three awards are presented in each calendar year. The Centennial Award is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association to recognize outstanding and exemplary community service; a list of recipients since 1999 can be found in the Centennial Award Summary. The Pro Bono Award recognizes outstanding service and was established in 1996. A list of recipients can be found in the ProBono Summary. The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1993 and is the highest honor bestowed on a member. Previous recipients can be found on the Distinguished Service Summary.