2014 Image courtesy:
The Philomath Groove / Michael Vendiola

Silent Auction

  2014 Silent Auction
  2013 Silent Auction | List of Contributors
  2012 Silent Auction

Mike Krise,
Water Ceremony

Leadership Honoring

  2014 Awardees
  2013 Leadership Honoring Video

Video Produced by: CLearwater Film LLC

Philanthropist of the Year

  Alice Ito, 2014 Awardee

Social Innovation

  Blackhorse Pride, 2014 Awardee

2013 Gala Video

Video Produced by: Clearwater Film LLC

2013 Gala Photos

2013 Gala Photography Courtesy of Potlatch Fund and Mel Ponder Photography. Copyright: Mel Ponder Photography.

12th Annual Gala - SOLD OUT

Saturday, November 1, 2014

5:30PM Networking Reception with Silent Auction
7:00PM Dinner with Program
9:30PM Post Gala Reception

Tulalip Resort and Casino
10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard
Tulalip, WA 98271

Potlatch Fund 2014 Fundraising Gala

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 2014 Gala will be held on Saturday, November 1, at the Tulalip Casino and Resort, and includes:

  » 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 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 1- and help us celebrate over a decade of success!

Funds raised at the Gala will be used to sustain the organization’s operations and grantmaking programs, currently in the areas of Community Building, Native Arts, Language Preservation and Education, and the InterTribal Canoe Journey. In Coast Salish tradition, we raise our hands to you in thanks and appreciation for your support of Potlatch Fund!

2014 Gala Supporters

  » Clearwater Film LLC
  » Tulalip Tribes

  » Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
  » Marguerite Casey Foundation
  » Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
  » Nooksack Indian Tribe
  » Northwest Area Foundation
  » Northwest Indian College
  » Sealaska Corporation
  » Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians
  » The Suquamish Tribe
  » Tulalip Foundation
  » Union Bank
  » Wells Fargo Bank

  » Casey Family Programs
  » DML Insurance Services, Inc.
  » Elaine Nonneman
  » Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe
  » Northwest Health Foundation
  » Port Gamble SíKlallam Tribe
  » Port Madison Enterprises
  » Samish Indian Nation
  » Squaxin Island Tribe
  » The Boeing Company
  » The Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation

  » Bank of the West
  » Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  » Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  » Kanji & Katzen, PPLC
  » Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville
  » Native Americans in Philanthropy
  » Pride Foundation
  » Quinault Indian Nation
  » RIDOLFI Inc.
  » Social Justice Fund Northwest
  » United Way of King County

  » Casey Family Programs
  » Charlotte Coté, PhD., Potlatch Fund President
  » Dana Arviso, Executive Director
  » Emmett Oliver Family
  » Empire Health Foundation
  » Galanda Broadman, LLC
  » Indian Country Today Media Network
  » Jim Thomas, Board Member
  » Jody Olney and Family
  » Lori Winfree
  » Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe x 2
  » Lummi Indian Business Council
  » Makah Tribe
  » Mithun, Inc.
  » Muckleshoot Canoe Family
  » Na'ah Illahee Fund
  » Nisqually Indian Tribe
  » Northwest Indian College Foundation
  » Oliver Canoe Family
  » Puyallup Tribe of Indians
  » Seattle Indian Health Board
  » Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  » The Russell Family Foundation
  » Wilson Leake and Family


Exquisite guest rooms await you at the Tulalip Resort.

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