2014 Image courtesy:
The Philomath Groove / Michael Vendiola

Silent Auction

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

Stephanie Fishinghawk,
Hanging Dream Catcher

Leadership Honoring

  2014 Awardees
  2013 Leadership Honoring Video

Video Produced by: CLearwater Film LLC

Philanthropist of the Year

  Past Awardees

Social Innovation

  Past Awardees

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

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!

Become a sponsor of the 2014 Gala or host a table or purchase individual seats.

EARLYBIRD pricing, for individual seats, is $125 each and includes the Networking Reception, Dinner, and Post Gala Reception.
Earlybird pricing is good through Tuesday, September 30. Prices increase, to $150 per seat, Wednesday, October 1.

Purchase your seat online, via PayPal:

By Mail
Complete, sign, and mail to the Potlatch Fund office

By Fax
Complete, sign, and fax to 206.264.7629

By Email
Complete, sign, scan and email to gala[at]potlatchfund[dot]org

By Phone
206.624.6076 x 13 to talk with Lawrence Leake (kindly have your credit card available)

2014 Gala Supporters

  » 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
  » 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
  » 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
  » Empire Health Foundation
  » Indian Country Today Media Network
  » Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe x 2
  » Lummi Indian Business Council
  » Meredith Parker, Potlatch Fund Vice-President
  » Mithun, Inc.
  » Muckleshoot Canoe Family
  » Na'ah Illahee Fund
  » Northwest Indian College Foundation
  » The Russell Family Foundation


Exquisite guest rooms await you at the Tulalip Resort. Potlatch Fund has a limited number of rooms reserved for the 2014 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).

Your room may be booked online or by contacting the Resort directly: 866.716.7162 - mention the 2014 Potlatch Fund Gala to receive the discounted room rate.

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