Skidmore Prize

The inspiration for the name of this prize: The Skidmore Fountain in Portland’s Old Town, which bears this inscription: “Good citizens are the riches of a city.”

This fall, we celebrate four remarkable individuals doing exceptional work for Portland-area nonprofits. Each Skidmore Prize winner is the embodiment of community dedication, a testament to the power of passion and purpose.

Their stories of resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to social causes leave us awestruck and motivated to do more. In recognizing their outstanding accomplishments, we honor not just their achievements but the potential in all of us to make meaningful differences.

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 a special luncheon held October 13.

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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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