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  2014 Silent Auction
  2013 Silent Auction
  2012 Silent Auction

Leadership Honoring

  2017 Awardees | Past Awardees

Philanthropist of the Year

  Native Americans in Philanthropy,
2017 Awardee

Social Innovation

  Northwest Native American Basketry Association,
2017 Awardee

2017 Fundraising Gala

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017

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

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 NE Suquamish Way
Suquamish, WA 98392
  » Lodging information may be found here

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 ceremony of 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 2017 Fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, November 4, at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, 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 Suquamish - Saturday, November 4 - and help us celebrate 15 years of success!

Funds raised on the evening will be used to sustain the organization’s operations.

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


  » Download our Sponsorship Packet to learn more about becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Fundraising Gala.

Tables and Seats

Earlybird pricing, $150 per seat, for purchases before October 1, 2017.
Prices increase, to $175 per seat, for purchases after September 30, 2017.

  » Conveniently purchase a table of ten or individual seats online.
  » eMail Potlatch Fund staff for other purchasing options.

2017 Fundraising Gala Sponsors and Table Hosts

  » Marguerite Casey Foundation
  » Snoqualmie Tribe
  » Suquamish Tribe

  » Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  » Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
  » Lummi Nation
  » Nisqually Indian Tribe
  » Port Madison Enterprises
  » Puyallup Tribe of Indians
  » Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
  » Tulalip Tribes
  » Union Bank

  » DML Insurance Services, Inc.
  » Empire Health Foundation
  » Kalispel Tribe and Northern Quest Resort & Casino
  » Molina Healthcare of Washington, Inc.
  » Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe
  » RIDOLFI Inc.
  » Samish Indian Nation
  » Shoalwater Bay Tribe
  » Squaxin Island Tribe

  » Arcora Foundation
  » Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indians

  » Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe x3
  » Amber Schulz-Oliver and Timothy Oliver
  » Casey Family Programs
  » Charlotte Coté, PhD.
  » Dana Arviso
  » Na'ah Illahee Fund
  » The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians
  » University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity