2023-2025 Catalog

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. Northwest Indian College Foundation’s Board of Directors is composed of community leaders who volunteer their time and donate their talents and resources to raise funds for the Northwest Indian College Foundation. The foundation focuses on raising funds for its annual scholarships, endowment, and event sponsorship.

The funds raised through their efforts support Northwest Indian College and students through student scholarships and persistence funds. They are a crucial link between the needs of our Tribal communities and the services offered by the College.

Northwest Indian College Foundation Board of Directors

Henry Cagey (Lummi), President
Julie Johnson (Lummi), 1st Vice President
Jim Thomas (Tlingit), 2nd Vice President
Justin Guillory (Nez Perce), Secretary
Linda Long-Weaver, Treasurer
Laural Ballew (Swinomish)
Joe Finkbonner (Lummi)
Phillip Hillaire (Lummi)
William Jones (Lummi)
RoseMary LaClair (Nooksack)
Candice Wilson (Lummi)
Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama)
Leesa Wright (Puyallup)
Barbara Lewis (Lummi) Executive Director, Northwest Indian College Foundation

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