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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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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