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TL'aneq' 2014

 Join us for the 6th Annual TL'aneq' "Gathering for a Celebration" Benefit Dinner and Cultural Arts and Experiences Auction on April 11th 2014 at the Tulalip Casino Resort in Tulalip, WA.



an art piece by Preston Singletary








Fashion Show by Native Fashion Designer Dorothy Grant




and the release of the NWIC 30th Anniversary Pendleton Blanket.







Funds raised at TL'aneq' directly support Northwest Indian College student success. Last year $120,000 was raised and dispersed through various student scholarships. NWIC Students, Staff, and the NWIC Foundation Thank the supporters of TL'aneq' 2013.

You can be apart of supporting TL'aneq' 2014 by sponsoring, attending, donating art, or telling your friends.

Our sponsorship opportunities include:

Lengesot Sponsor $5,000             Cedar Sponsor $2,5000

Includes: Table of 10                     Includes: Table of 10

Logo in Promotional Material         Name in Promotional Material


Patron Ticket $500                    Single Ticket $250

Contact Greg Masten to pledge your sponsorship today at (360) 392-4211 or GMasten@NWIC.EDU



To Donate Artwork:

Contact Mariah Dodd at (360) 392-4217 or MariahD@NWIC.EDU

We would like to have artwork for both the silent and live auction by Friday, March 28, 2014.

Remember, even your art donation is tax deductible.


Tell Your Friends!

Do you know someone who would be interested in TL'aneq'?

send them the link to our page, or forward their contact information to MariahD@NWIC.EDU and we can send them our promotional material.


Hy'shqe (Thank You) to the Supporters of TL'aneq' 2013

A lively live auction, a dynamic fashion show, cultural sharing and laughter – a lot of laughter. That’s how Greg Masten will remember Northwest Indian College’s 5th Annual TL’aneq’: Gathering for a Celebration benefit dinner and Native cultural arts and experiences auction.

“The 2013 TL’aneq’ event was a great night,” said Masten, director of NWIC’s Development Office, which organizes the event. “We were thrilled with the turnout and people had a lot of fun.”

The event, held April 12 at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, was attended by tribal and non-tribal NWIC supporters from Washington all the way down to Southern California. Together, those supporters helped raise nearly $120,000 for NWIC student scholarships. Read More...

 Our Sponsors & Artists

Tulalip Tribes              Lummi Indian Business Council             Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

Judith Mich                Snoqualmie Tribe                                  The Boeing Company

Puget Sound Energy   Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation  Jamestown SK'lallam Tribe

Suquamish Tribe        Squaxin Island Tribe                              CenterPoint Group at Morgan Stanley

Bill James                   Kym Goes Behind, Tribal Images Gallery & Gifts

Dorothy Grant            Stephanie Smith                                   Justin Finkbonner

Gaylene Gobert          Steven Charlie                                     Dennis Allen

Peter Boome              Leah Gobert

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

Lummi High School Graduate Kyle Sturgeon Awarded the Linda Kay Webb Scholarship

Kyle Sturgeon, Lummi was the student selected for the Linda Kay Webb Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to attend NWIC Fall 2011. Kyle was the Valedictorian of the Class of 2011 at Lummi High School. His Family was there to see this award presented to him during the commencement ceremony at Lummi High school on June 16th.

The Foundation Thanks You

The Northwest Indian College Foundation Board of Directors would like to thank all sponsors and donors for the Third Annual TL'aneq' Gathering for a Celebration Benefit Dinner and Auction. This year the event raised just over $120,000 for the cultural arts and education programming at NWIC.

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