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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2012 Prize Winners
Rob Klavins
A land of mountains, forests, wetlands, lakes and rivers, Oregon is not lacking for intricately crafted hiking trails, serene camping...
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Lupita Mendez
Lupita Mendez was born in Washington, D.C., and spent her early life on a farm outside of Culpeper, Va. She came to Oregon following her...
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Francisco Hernandez
Gentlemen: In the locker rooms! shouts Francisco Hernandez, as young men sprint from the parking lot of Roosevelt High School. If you...
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Chris Aiosa
Transition Projects Inc., at the corner of Northwest Broadway and Hoyt Street, seeks to be the final stop for the disenfranchised,...
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