Northwest Indian College Foundation

The Foundation supports the mission of the College through fundraising efforts that help support the College’s highest priorities and aspirations, from student scholarships and faculty development to new construction and community outreach.

The Foundation also supports the College by identifying and cultivating volunteer leadership within the Native community and outside of it, creating new partnerships at the local, regional, and national level. Through its events, publications, and outreach activities, the Foundation helps create a network of friends and advocates that ensures the vitality of the College and furthers its goals.

The Northwest Indian College Foundation exists exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and is designated as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. The Foundation’s Endowment Fund generates revenue toward the College’s operating expenses, equipment purchases, scholarships and special projects that benefit faculty, staff and students. A Board of Directors governs the Foundation, oversees the business operations, and fund management of investments on behalf of NWIC students and donors.

Northwest Indian College Foundation Board of Directors

President, Julie Johnson, Lummi

Vice President, Patricia Whitefoot, Yakama

Vice President, Henry Cagey, Lummi

Treasurer, Linda Long Weaver

Secretary, Justin Guillory, Nez Perce Descendant, NWIC President

LIBC Council Rep Member, Travis Brockie, Lummi

NWIC Board of Trustees Rep Member, Kristin Kinley, Lummi

Member, Phillip Hillaire, Lummi

Member, Joe Finkbonner, Lummi

Member, Candice Wilson, Lummi

Member, Leesa Wright, Puyallup

The Foundation administers donations in the best interests of both the donor and the College. Inquiries regarding gifts, bequests, charitable remainder trusts, the annual fund or in-kind donations (such as books, equipment, or real estate) may be addressed to:

Northwest Indian College Foundation Address:


WA 98226

Phone: (866) 676-2772 EXT. 4305