NWIC Foundation

30th Anniversary Pendleton Blanket

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Thank you to our annual Big Drive for Education Golf Scramble Sponsors!

This Year on September 26, 2014 Northwest Indian College Foundation hosted the 12th Annual Big Drive for Education Golf Scramble at Swinomish Golf Links in Anacortes, WA. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and players, the Golf Scramble raised $16,000 for the Northwest Indian College Athletic Department.

Our hands go up to our sponsors and players.


Swinomish Tribal Senate       Squaxin Island Tribe       Lummi Indian Business Council

Muckelshoot                       Lummi Youth Rec.          Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians

NWIC President's office     SRC Cigar Lounge          Phillips 66

Cindy & Cliff Cultee          Tulalip Resort Casino        Faber Construction












Thank You

On April 10, 2014 NWIC's wonderful donors joined together to raise money for student scholarships at the 6th annual tl'aneq' Gathering for a Celebration Art Auction and Benefit Dinner.

The Generosity of the attendees and everyone involved in the evening helped to raise $155,000 for NWIC scholarships and student support programs.

We raise our hands to those able to attend and also those who sponsored and donated art to the event.

Tulalip Tribes                  Lummi Nation                     Judith Mich

Stillaquamish                  Swinomish Tribale Senate    Suquamish Indian Tribe

Nichole Maher               Joe Finkbonner                   Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Morgan Stanley              Silver Reef Casino             Twenty Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians

BTC Foundation          Portland State University        Western Washington University

SSA Marine                  Native Youth Leadership Alliance        Puget Sound Energy

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe        The Boeing company                Bellastro Construction

Puyallup Tribe of Indians             Preston Singletary                   John Goodwin

Dorothy Grant                Bill James                           James Madison

Stephen Charlie             Kevin Paul                          Marvin Oliver

Peter Boome                 Raven Skyriver                   Ed Noise Cat

Dan Friday                   Virgil Ortiz                           Adam McIssac

Jeffrey Veregge              Alano Edzerza                   Sandy Williams

Joan Ryan                    Michah McCarty                 Crystal Szczepanski

Adam Allison                Lily Roberts                      Dale Chihuly

Janet Duncan                Vicki Charles-Trueau         The Steinbrueck Native Gallery

Katherine Arquette        Ethyl Warbus

Thank you for the roll you played in making this year a success!



Endowments & Scholarships

Being a part of the wonderful work we do here at Northwest Indian College is like receiving a gift throughout the year. We welcome any amount of donations in the form of cash, checks, legacy or planned giving opportunities or whatever you want to do to help make dreams come true for so many people.

We have the following Established Endowments and Scholarship programs:

  • Billy Frank Jr. Natural Resources Endowment
  • The Cultural Arts Endowment Institutional Operating Endowment
  • Maintenance Endowments for New Campus Buildings
  • Roselie Long Endowed Chair for Teacher Education
  • US Department of Education Challenge Endowment Match Program
  • Robert Lorence Science and Scholar Program
  • NWIC Endowment

Or you may donate to the scholarships of your choice, they include:

  • Forrest "Dutch" & Florence Kinley Memorial Scholarship
  • Lummi Nation Higher Education Scholarship
  • NWIC/Western Washington University Alumni Scholarship
  • Roselie and Sam Long Endowed Scholarship for Professional Programs
  • Xay-e-be-litse, Julie Ann Edwards Memorial
  • Mac C. Oreiro Memorial
  • Valerie and Jewell James Memorial Scholarship
  • Student Assistance Fund

NWIC Foundation Honors Lummi Nation

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of NWIC and Foundation Board Secretary along with Larry Kinley, President of the Northwest Indian College Foundation honored the Lummi Nation at the NWIC Commencement Ceremony on June 17, 2011 for their many years of support.

On behalf of the students, staff and NWIC Foundation Cheryl and Larry presented a beautiful cedar paddle by Alfred Charles to Cliff Cultee, Chairman of the Lummi Tribal Council.

Commencement Ceremony

Northwest Indian College Board of Trustees Chair Kristin Kinley and NWIC Foundation Board Member Julie Johnson congratulate NWIC graduate at Commencement Ceremony held Friday, June 17, 2011.

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