2015 Image courtesy:
Matika Wilbur / Project 562

Silent Auction

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

Mike Krise,
Water Ceremony

Leadership Honoring

  2015 Awardees
  2014 Leadership Honoring Video

Video Produced by: CLearwater Film LLC

Philanthropist of the Year

  Alice Ito, 2014 Awardee

Social Innovation

  Blackhorse Pride, 2014 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!

  » Become a sponsor of the 2015 Fundraising Gala.
  » Or host a table or purchase individual seats.

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.

2015 Fundraising Gala

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)

2015 Fundraising Gala Supporters

2014 Supporters  |  2013 Supporters

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

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

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

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

  » Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe x 3
  » Andrea Alexander and Jeff Smith
  » Center for Women and Democracy
  » Charlotte Coté, Ph.D.
  » Dana Arviso
  » Indian Country Today Media Network
  » Jody Olney and Family
  » Lori Winfree
  » Muckleshoot Canoe Family
  » Meredith Parker
  » 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).

Your room may be booked online or by contacting the resort directly: 866.716.7162 - mention the 2015 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