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.

2019 Prize Winners
Kieran Chase
It’s Wednesday afternoon and Kieran Chase is full of nervous excitment for the upcoming Catalyst Transgender Leadership weekend retreat. So far,...
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Brody Abbott
Brody Abbott is old enough to remember the vibrant black community that defined the Northeast Portland he knew as a young kid. He witnessed its undoing...
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Nawwal Moustafa
High ceilings, natural light, a massive tapestry detailing a lush mountainscape and a wall filled with cards and drawings adorn the walls of Open...
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Malin Jiménez
In July, Malin Jiménez helped coordinate the delivery of over 500 postcards written by members of Northeast Portland’s multicultural Cully neighborhood...
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