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.

2017 Prize Winners
Tony Vezina
Tony is the driving force behind the youth recovery center. He is an exemplary leader and has unbelievable clarity regarding their responsibility to...
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Janice Levenhagen-Seeley
I would say Janice is on fire. Despite setbacks, she always pushes forward and is committed to our mission to retain women in the tech workforce and...
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Amethyst Hoos
Hoos is tireless, hungry for justice, fiercely defensive of their participants, and provides much-needed comic relief. Youve heard of people being a ray...
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Tyler Termeer
Tyler [is] on a dedicated mission to advocate at the national level for critical policies that will improve the lives of others. There are few other...
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