Skidmore Prize Winners

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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.

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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