Philip Butler Smith Award for Exemplary Service to CAIS

Parents Get It Done!

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:

2020

ALL CAIS Parents School Year 2019-2020

2019

Patricia Martell and Megan Pickett Wyman

2018

Helene Kocher

2017

Rosalia Valencia-Tow

2016

Christine Chessen

2015

Carla Capelli

2014

Patricia Johnston

2013

Vonceil Yara

2012

Stephanie Reynaga

2011

Ifen Carlson, Vivian Massialas and Mae O’Malley

2010

Mai Mai Wythes

2009

Joyce Ashizawa-Yee

2008

Amy Chan

2007

Alex Woo and Steve Melino



 
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