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Mom of the Year 2019

Kim Covington

Kim Covington is the Senior Director of Community Initiatives at the Arizona Community Foundation. Covington works to amplify ACF’s presence in diverse communities across the state by creating innovative and community collaborations with existing and new partners. From leading the Philanthropy for All Initiative, or convening the community to have conversations about social justice issues in the Courage to Listen, Learn and Act, Covington and ACF believe there is power in partnerships, shared passion and pooled resources.

Covington retired from TV news after 30 years in the industry. Along with her time at KPNX 12 News as a News Anchor and School Solutions Reporter, her career spans from Springfield, Missouri and Grand Rapids, Michigan to her hometown St. Louis, Missouri. She is the recipient of several awards including four Emmy Awards for excellence in reporting, several Associated Press awards, 2017 In-Business Women of Achievement Award, the Black Educators Ragsdale Beacon of Hope Award, Judge Jean Williams Service Award, the Arizona School Public Relations Association Award of Excellence.

She currently serves on the City of Phoenix Fast Track Initiatives Ad Hoc Committee to end HIV by 2030, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office African American Advisory Council, is a member of Phoenix Rotary 100, Advisory Member of Support My Club, a charter member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter, and has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for over 30 years. The wife and mother of two is a graduate of University of Missouri – Columbia Journalism School.