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.

2009 Prize Winners
Jennifer Gilmore
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Fowzia Abdulle
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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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