Skidmore Prize

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Every year 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.

This year we were so impressed that there's five winners!
If you’ve ever wondered who’s really making a difference in our community, scroll down.

This year's finalists included: Joy Alise Davis (Imagine Black Futures), Gustavo Martinez (Bienstar), Charelle Stanley (Wild Diversity), and Elona Wilson (Next Up).

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.

2006 Prize Winners
Shelagh Johnson
Imagine a good day at work. Does it involve a classroom of teenagers and an enormous model of a penis? Probably not. But it does for Shelagh...
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Rodney Bender
If you open the iron gate between Ralphs Florist and Hollywood Antiques on Northeast 42nd Avenue, and then walk through a narrow alleyway and...
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Noah Kleinman
Seated in his office in the Old Library Studio on Northeast Hancock Street, Noah Kleiman looks very pleased with himself. He...
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Erik Fernandez
In a tiny, map-strewn office in North Portland, wedged between an enormous printer and a computer monitor that looks to weigh as much as he...
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Darren Linder
Darren Linder loves kids. He has to: Its his job. Since 1999, the tattooed 35-year-old has worked full time as a mentor for Portland-based...
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