Skidmore Prize Winners

Willamette Week awards the Skidmore Prize to four young Portlanders who work every day to make Portland a better place and to preserve the community-oriented nature of the city we all know and love. If you’ve ever wondered who’s really making a difference in our community, look no further.

The winners are featured below. This year's finalists included: Xilax Callier (Outside In), Katie Cox (Equi Institute), Danielle Elowe (Rahab's Sisters), Whitney Shevrey (Outside In), and Sula Wilson (North Pole Studio)

Winners of the Skidmore Prize must be under the age of 36 and work full-time for a local nonprofit. Winners received their awards, including prizes of $4,000, at the beginning of the Give!Guide campaign. Photos by Aaron Lee.

2005 Prize Winners
Amber Hatt
The pleasure principle rules everything Amber Jo Hatt does as a case manager at Portland's New Avenues for Youth. "You can tell by my office," Hatt says....
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Jana DeCristofaro
Amid the midday noise and traffic at Southeast 52nd Avenue and Foster Road, the Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families carves out an oasis of calm....
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Robyn Steely
Write Around Portland's officethe "palace," as director Robyn Steely calls itis one fourth-floor room big enough for three desks, a couple of filing...
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Daniela Iancu
"Scooping poop makes a difference." It's 8:45 on a Monday morning, and Daniela Iancu, an adoption counselor with the Cat Adoption Team, is busy beyond...
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