Skidmore Prize

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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.

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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