The Skidmore Prizes
Since 2004, the Skidmore Prizes have honored exceptional leaders under 35 who work in nonprofits and make under $35,000 a year. On November 20, City Club will host the 2009 Skidmore Prizes, which will be presented by City Commissioner Nick Fish.
This year's winners are Fowzia Abdulle of Bradley Angle House's Healing Roots Center, which provides emergency shelter and healing options for African and African-American women and children escaping domestic violence; lawyer Jennifer Gilmore of Child Centered Solutions, which gives a voice to children in divorce and custody cases; the Pixie Project's Executive Director Amy Sacks, whose organization provides animal adoption and affordable spay and neutering services; and Brandi Tuck, Executive Director of Goose Hollow Family Shelter, a winter emergency shelter that allows homeless families to stay together.
Following brief talks by each prize winner about their work, Richard Meeker, publisher of Willamette Week and the Give!Guide, will lead a discussion with the winners about their visions for community involvement and civic engagement in Portland.
The Skidmore Prize ceremony is a collaboration between Willamette Week, Momentum Market Intelligence and City Club of Portland.
All photos: Mike Perrault courtesy of Willamette Week