Skidmore Prize Winners

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. If you’ve ever wondered who’s really making a difference in our community, look no further.

The winners are featured below. This year's finalists included: Xilax Callier (Outside In), Katie Cox (Equi Institute), Danielle Elowe (Rahab's Sisters), Whitney Shevrey (Outside In), and Sula Wilson (North Pole Studio)

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 Aaron Lee.

2016 Prize Winners
Casey Block
Casey cares deeply about education and the Portland community, and is taking a lot of steps to learn and grow so she can...
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Cole Merkel
Cole is a joy, he is a rock, he is a ball of fun and yet always heart-centered. Its clear that Coles work isnt a job....
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Daisha Tate
When we interviewed Daisha for this position she spoke strongly of her decision to move out of the private sector and into...
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Jasmine Pettet
Jasmines heart is with this population of young people who quite literally have no other advocates. We cant imagine her doing...
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Janice Martellucci
She lives and breathes the presence, compassion and willingness that are the foundation of the curriculum we teach the teens....
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