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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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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