Lowenstein Trust

Recognizing those who are making a difference for the underserved

RECIPIENTS OF THE LOWENSTEIN TRUST AWARD

1992 Dapo Sobomehin for his counseling and mentoring work with at-risk youth.
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1993 Genny Nelson for her many years support, advocacy, and service to the homeless.
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1994 Alberta Phillips for her counseling and tutoring of school drop-outs and teen mothers.

1995 Odalis Perez for her advocacy of low income Hispanic families.

1996 Jeri Sundvall for her success in improving wages and conditions for low-income workers.
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1997 Crystal Richer and Connie Nelson for their work in establishing the Kelly House in the Lents neighborhood.

1998 Ronnye Harrison for his work with young musicians in the Accelerated Music Program in NE Portland.
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1999 Kevin Fuller for his work with The Bridge Builders Youth Program.
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2000 Casandra Garrison, worker for the Oregon Food Bank and as an advocate and activist for low-income citizens.



2001 Sean Cox founder of For Us Northwest, providing services for youth diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.




2002 Carole Anne Best, a volunteer with Human Solutions’ Closet providing baby layettes to poor and often homeless mothers.



2003 Tonya Dickens, program manager for the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Youth Gangs Outreach Program.
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2004 Mariah Taylor, pediatric nurse practitioner who has provided healthcare for 24 years for thousands of children who have no healthcare coverage.
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2005 Joanne Zuhl, the managing editor of Street Roots, Portland’s only street newspaper which provides homeless and nearly homeless people with flexible employment and the hope to improve their situations.
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2006 Beth Burns, founder of p:ear, an organization serving homeless youth of Portland builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.



2007 Diane Sherwin - For her extensive volunteer work with community non-profit Human Solutions serving low-income and homeless families.
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2008 Mark Jolin - As Director of JOIN, Mark and other volunteers have devoted themselves to helping homeless families make the transition into long term housing.

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2009 Kayse Jama - Kayse Jama was determined to help those new to America to find their common interests and needs despite dizzying array of ethnic, national and religious origins. He, in partnership with all those who are part of the CIO (Center for Intercultural Organizing) , has helped strangers in a strange land become friends and family in Portland.




2010 Bobbie Fouther, (center) for his work as a Community Artist, helping young people find safe, positive, avenues for personal growth and creative self expression.




2011 Pat Wagner (center) for her work in resurrecting the Linnton Community Center, and with fellow volunteers, making the LCC a place that enriches life for all persons who live or work in the Linnton community.




2012 William “Bill” West has dedicated over 30 years of his life to advocating for and assisting Portland, Multnomah County, and Clackamas County community members who are working through the challenges presented by developmental disabilities.




2013 Sandra Guyot has worked tirelessly to create and maintain a basic needs - fresh food and clothing - resource for families with very limited resources through her work with Golden Harvester Inc in North Portland

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2014 Awardee Ignacio Paramo, having worked as day labor in California and Oregon for several years, Ignacio Paramo, eventually made his way to Portland where for the last 15 years he has dedicated himself to helping others with similar life stories become stable, self-sufficient, and prepared to compete for full time opportunities in the workforce.

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2015 Awardee Paul Schroeder The Lowenstein Trust proudly recognized Paul Schroeder, of New City Initiative, for his many years of service, advocacy, and action in support of the homeless in the City of Portland. Paul has done particularly noteworthy work in building partnerships within the faith community to help meet the needs of homeless families.

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