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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2010 Prize Winners
Gaby Mendez
Gaby Mendez is so persuasive, she can talk a fourth-grader into attending summer school...
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Laura Streib
Everyone has dreams. Laura Streibs was to make other peoples come true.
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Israel Bayer
Israel Bayer wants to get people talkingboth as they buy Street Roots and after they read it. The bimonthly...
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Leah Hall
Leah Hall, a confident, likable mother of four, has been clean for over seven years, but before then things werent so...
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