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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2007 Prize Winners
Zan Gibbs
Not everyones job might involve poetry reading, a drag show and suicide counselingall on the same night. But as resource...
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Wendi Anderson
McCoy Village is a nondescript apartment complex on the busy intersection of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Prescott Street....
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Neal Armstrong
Follow Neal Armstrong down a narrow staircase in the back of Northeast Alberta Streets Community Cycling Center, and youre suddenly immersed in...
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Kayse Jama
The Center for Intercultural Organizing in Northeast Portland looks like the scene of a party. Amid bright walls painted in orange and yellow,...
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