Skidmore Prize Winners

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!

This year's finalists included: Joy Alise Davis (Imagine Black Futures), Gustavo Martinez (Bienstar), Charelle Stanley (Wild Diversity), and Elona Wilson (Next Up). If you’ve ever wondered who’s really making a difference in our community, scroll down.

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 Cameron Munn.

2006 Prize Winners
Shelagh Johnson
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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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