Covell & Brinley Awards

A Davis Tradition Since 1944

mary philip - 2008 (covell)

Philip started her social work as a teenager in India, came to Davis in 1989 not even knowing how to cook, and has become a legend in Davis from having raised well over $300,000 for local non-profits while cooking!  But she has also worked in the organizations themselves:

—Davis Community Meals:  since ‘93, cooking ~ 2x/month for 60-80 people

—Habitat for Humanity, Yolo Co:  since ‘93, a founder, often president

—Celebration of Abraham present, moderating and planning for 500 people in this all-inclusive religious organization

—United Methodist Church: helped provide winter shelter for homeless

—1997 Thong Memorial Award for excellence in community involvement

—Beneficiaries for her fundraising dinners in Davis include

—Habitat for Humanity

—Sahaya Int’l

—Yolo Food Bank

—Cal Aggie Christian Assn.

—Progress Ranch

—Proceeds from her Davis dinners have also funded

—Feeding Darfur

—Relief efforts for Gujarat Earthquake in India

—Hurricane Katrina

—Educating the street child in India

—Mental health worker:  Yolo Co Red Cross and Progress Ranch

—She has also been president, chair and/or board member of numerous non-profit regional boards and organizations.


Presented at Chamber Dinner Jan 31, 2009 Veterans Memorial