2001 Inductee - Philip N. Uribe


2001 Inductee - Philip N. Uribe

Community Service

On December 10, 1944 in Firebaugh, California, a small agricultural community north of Fresno, Pompeyo and Amalia Uribe gave to San Joaquin County a tremendous gift; a baby boy who would later come to be known as a wonderful son, husband, father, employee and friend.

Immigrants from Mexico, Pompeyo and Amalia worked hard to teach their son and daughter the important elements in life’s hard work, commitment, love, pride, dignity, and friendship. With those teachings, Phillip Uribe began a career and the beginning of a life long legacy of supporting many friends and family throughout his journey.

Phil is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School and San Joaquin Delta College. He has worked in the beverage industry for 34 years and currently holds the title of “Ethnic Marketing Manager for Anhauser Busch Incorporated. Although Phil has been extremely successful in his current position, he has held many responsibilities in the company. These include sales, operations, marketing, and technical support.

Anhauser Busch has been known, to not only support many organizations through Phil’s efforts, but also with his labor. It is not uncommon to see this man roll up his sleeves and “break a sweat.” For all of these, organizations, such as LULAC, COMA, Mexican American Chamber of Commerce, Kids on Track, Quang Ying Foundation, Chinese Cultural Society, El Concilio, St. Mary’s High School, St. Anne’s School, STAND, Cesar Chavez Scholarship, United Way, Child Abuse Prevention Council, Stockton Untied Soccer, NAACP, Japanese American Citizen’s League, African American Chamber of Commerce, Comerciantes Unidos, Mexican Heritage Center, Big Valley Helping Hands, Taft Community Center, Lao Khmu Organization, Mother Teresa Foundation, and many more, owe a debt of gratitude to this big man with an even bigger heart. Further more, many of these organizations have come to know Phil’s philosophy first hand, “Phil does not know the meaning of these words….It can’t be done,” and friends never say no!”

It is seldom in a lifetime, that someone comes along that leaves a lasting impression of unconditional friendship, kindness, and giving. Those of us that have come to appreciate such things hold Phil’s friendship in every high regard. Phil’s parents Pompeyo and Amalia, his wife Sandra, and his children Phil Jr. who is co-owner of a landscaping company, Trevor, a Sergeant with the Stockton Police Department and Lyne, a teacher for Head Start, know this so very well. The rest of us wish to thank all of them for sharing this fine human being with our community.

Steve Gutierrez, who wrote this biography about Phil, describes him by stating, “There are those who give little of the plenty that they have for recognition, and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome. Then there are those who have little and give it all.”