Skidmore Prize Winners

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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.

2009 Prize Winners
Jennifer Gilmore
Jennifer Gilmore could have gone for the big bucks. After a semester at Lewis & Clark in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she graduated...
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Fowzia Abdulle
Fowzia Abdulle knows all about trauma. Shes been working for three years as an advocate and case manager with Healing Roots, the Bradley Angle...
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Brandi Tuck
Brandi Tuck found her passion for working with homeless families while at school in Florida. After moving to Portland, she began volunteering...
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Amy Sacks
When Amy Sacks turned her lifelong passion for animals into a career in 2006, she named her new...
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