10th Annual tl’aneq’ Gala and Art Auction

Tenth Annual tl'aneq' Benefit Dinner & Auction

April 14, 2018 • Reception begins at 5pm • Dinner served at 6pm

Please mark your calendars for the event of the year! The Northwest Indian College Foundation is excited to invite you to join us for the 10th annual tl’aneq’ Cultural Arts Auction and Gala. Enjoy an evening of award winning art, cultural performances, and fabulous food.

tl’aneq’ (tl-ah-nook) cultural arts gala raises money in support of student success programs and scholarships at Northwest Indian College. NWIC, a fully accredited college, plays a vital role in the community by providing ‘place-based’ education with a focus on indigenous values of learning, fused with contemporary education. Our students come here from all walks of life, representing 130 different Tribes, and graduate with the skills and knowledge to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Our vision for education at Northwest Indian College is fostering Native student success, which is based on deeply-held beliefs about identity, relationships and stewardship. The Lummi value of “lengesot” means that we watch out for ourselves and love and take care of one another in our community. In the spirit of “lengesot”, I invite you to become a sponsor in support of higher education for Native students. We are pleased to offer several sponsorship options on the attached form. There is a saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”, and together we are supporting the leaders of tomorrow. Please join us for our momentous 10th annual tl’aneq’ celebration!

The evening will be filled with amazing art, food, and entertainment by vocal artist Jana Mashonee. Mashonee has been a GRAMMY Nominee multiple times and has been the recipient of multiple NAMMY Awards from the Native American Music Association. Our Co-Master of Ceremonies will keep all entertained with great stories and commentary. Temryss Xeli’tia Lane, (Lummi) is from the Golden Eagle Clan of Lummi, she is a water protector and Indigenous soccer scholar, sports broadcaster, and former Professional Soccer player. You may know her as an ambassador for Nike N7. she holds a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies from UCLA. Swil Kanim (Lummi) is a US Army Veteran, storyteller, actor, and classically trained violinist who grew up in Washington State. For many years he has traveled up and down the West Coast, playing violin and telling stories at schools, community event and festivals. Swil Kanim plays his own compositions, which incorporate classical influences but are infused with his own life and musical influences. He passionately encourages and inspires people of all walks of life to Honor their vision and follow their passion.

For more information about sponsorships, art donations, and ticket purchases; contact Jessica Juarez-Wagner, at jwagner@nwic.edu or 360.603.1572

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Lengesot

Sponsor

$15,000+

 

Be an exclusive sponsor of one of the tl’aneq’ gala segments:
 Host Tribe Sponsor $30,000+

Reception and Silent Auction $25,000+

Dinner $20,000

Entertainment $15,000

Live Auction $15,000

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Two VIP tables (seats 10 each)

Individual logo signage and recognition throughout the sponsored segment.

Materials from your organization made available (reception sponsor only)

Commemorative tl’aneq’ print

VIP “goodie” bag for your guests

One page acknowledgement in event booklet

Individual logo visibility on overhead monitors, logo in event materials, save the date cards, event invitations, promotion materials and social media

Raise the Paddle options can range from $5,000+. Varying amounts offered as match, ex. 100 people give $100 = $10,000.

Raise the paddle sponsorships are in addition to existing sponsor levels or can be donated without sponsorship benefits.

$20,000+ sponsors receive two complimentary rooms at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort

 

Cedar

Sponsor

$10,000

 

 Individual logo on event sponsor signage and on overhead monitor throughout the event

Special recognition of your organization during the event

Two VIP tables (seats 10 each)

VIP “goodie” bag for your guests

½ page acknowledgement in event booklet

Individual logo visibility on overhead monitors, logo in event materials, save the date cards, event invitations, promotion materials and social media

 

Raven

Sponsor

$5,000

 

Logo on overhead monitor throughout the event

Verbal recognition of your sponsorship during the event

A table for ten (in preferred seating section)

Special tl’aneq’ gift for each guest at your table

Logo visibility on overhead monitors and in the event materials, save the date cards, event invitations, promotion materials and social media

 

Canoe

Table Sponsor

$2,500

 

Name on overhead monitor throughout the event

A table for ten

Special tl’aneq’ gift for each guest

Name visibility in the event booklet and on social media

Tickets $250 ·         One seat, fabulous dinner and special tl’aneq’ gift!

to coordinate tickets or sponsorship please contact Jessica Juarez-Wagner at jwagner@nwic.edu or (360) 392-4305

Donation from Swinomish Tribal community to Northwest Indian College Foundation

for tickets: http://bit.ly/2EPlJVm

 

To book hotel accommodations contact:
Clearwater Casino
Ask about SPECIAL tl’aneq’ event rates!
15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA 98392
(866) 609-8700