Philip Butler Smith Award for Exemplary Service to CAIS

This award was established in memory of Philip Butler Smith, a CAIS parent whose life tragically ended in a cross-country biking accident. Father of Victor Smith ’03, Philip was the ultimate volunteer, involved in every aspect of CAIS life from docent tours to cooking his famous Thanksgiving turkey.

Every year, the faculty and staff members nominate parent volunteers who have exemplified extraordinary spirit and effort as volunteer through his or her work at CAIS. A committee of staff reviews the nominations and selects an award recipient.

Award winners have included:

Year Recipient(s)
2007 Alex Woo and Steve Melino
2008 Amy Chan
2009 Joyce Ashizawa-Yee
2010 Mai Mai Wythes
2011 Ifen Carlson, Vivian Massialas and Mae O’Malley
2012 Stephanie Reynaga
2013 Vonceil Yara
2014 Patricia Johnston
2015 Carla Capelli
2016 Christine Chessen
 
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