2015 Image courtesy:
Matika Wilbur / Project 562

Silent Auction

  2015 Call for Participation
  2015 Silent Auction
  2014 Silent Auction | List of Contributors
  2013 Silent Auction | List of Contributors
  2012 Silent Auction

Toma Villa / Tachini Pete,
Painted Hand Drum

Leadership Honoring

  2015 Awardees
  2014 Leadership Honoring Video

Video Produced by: CLearwater Film LLC

Philanthropist of the Year

  Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, 2015 Awardee

Social Innovation

  Montana Two Spirit Society, 2015 Awardee

2014 Gala Video

Video Produced by: Clearwater Film LLC

2014 Gala Photos

2014 Gala Photography Courtesy of Potlatch Fund and Mel Ponder Photography. Copyright: Mel Ponder Photography.

2015 Fundraising Gala

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2015

5:30 p.m. Networking Reception with Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner with Program
9:30 p.m. Post Gala Reception

Tulalip Resort Casino
10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard
Tulalip, WA 98271

Potlatch Fund was formed in 2002 and is a Native-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit and leadership development organization. Among Northwest Coast tribes, a potlatch is a coming together in ceremony, celebration, sharing, and giving. Potlatch Fund honors these traditional values and is dedicated to inspiring the Native tradition of giving by expanding philanthropy within Tribal Nations and communities in the Northwest. The Annual Gala is Potlatch Fund’s major fundraising event and brings together people from many different tribes, organizations, corporations, and communities.

The 2015 Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, November 7, at the Tulalip Resort Casino, and includes the following.

  » Pre- and post-dinner networking receptions
  » Native art silent auction
  » Dinner celebrating traditional and local foods
  » Cultural performances
  » Presentation of the Leadership Honoring Awards
  » Presentation of the Philanthropist of the Year Award
  » Presentation of the Social Innovation Award

The Fundraising Gala provides the opportunity to honor tribal leaders and local tribal initiatives, to share culture through song and dance performances, to support and celebrate Native art and artists, and to assist Potlatch Fund with its fundraising efforts as it undertakes important work throughout Northwest Indian Country. Join us in Tulalip - Saturday, November 7 - and help us celebrate over a decade of success!

Funds raised on the evening will be used to sustain the organization’s grantmaking and capacity building programs.

In Coast Salish tradition, we raise our hands to you in thanks and appreciation for your support of Potlatch Fund!

Potlatch Fund 2015 Fundraising Gala

Includes the Networking Reception, Dinner, and Post Gala Reception.
Prices increase, to $150 per seat, for purchases after September 30, 2015.

To be added to the waiting list eMail Lawrence Leake [lawrence[at]potlatchfund[dot]org]. Entree selection is limited to salmon.

2015 Fundraising Gala Supporters

2014 Supporters  |  2013 Supporters

  » Lummi Nation
  » Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  » The Snoqualmie Tribe

  » Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  » Casey Family Programs
  » Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
  » Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Resort and Casino
  » Nisqually Indian Tribe
  » Nooksack Indian Tribe
  » Northwest Area Foundation
  » Northwest Indian College
  » Port Madison Enterprises
  » Puyallup Tribe of Indians
  » Sealaska Corporation
  » Tulalip Tribes
  » Union Bank

  » DML Insurance Services, Inc.
  » Elaine Nonneman
  » Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  » Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
  » Quileute Tribe
  » Samish Indian Nation
  » Squaxin Island Tribe
  » Suquamish Tribe
  » The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation
  » Wells Fargo Bank

  » Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indians
  » RIDOLFI Environmental
  » Shoalwater Bay Tribe

  » Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe x 2
  » Andrea Alexander
  » Center for Women and Democracy
  » Charlotte Coté, Ph.D.
  » Dana Arviso
  » Elwha Klallam Heritage Center
  » Foster Pepper PLLC
  » Indian Country Today Media Network
  » Jody Olney and Family
  » Lori Winfree
  » Makah Tribe
  » Muckleshoot Canoe Family
  » Na’ah Illahee Fund
  » The Leake Family


Exquisite guest rooms await you at the Tulalip Resort Casino. Potlatch Fund has a limited number of rooms reserved for the 2015 Annual Gala. Our preferred room rates are:

   $169 per night for a single king (plus applicable taxes), or
   $169 per night for a double queen (plus applicable taxes).

The resort is currently sold-out for the evening of Saturday, November 7. See below for other options.

Additional Lodging Choices

Holiday Inn Express (exit #200)
8606 36th Ave NE
Marysville, WA 98270
(888) 890-0245
(360) 530-1234

Medallion at Smokey Point (exit #206)
16710 Smokey Point Blvd.
Arlington, WA 98223
(888) 317-0499
(360) 657-0500