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The Northwest Indian College Foundation Executive Board is made up of a distinguished group of dedicated alumni, Tribal members, and friends of the college. Our mission is to inspire voluntary private support through fundraising activities and events.

The NWIC Foundation consists of an Executive Board and an Honorary Board dedicated to helping the college empower Tribal nations by empowering their members through education. NWICF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Meet Our Executive Board

Henry Cagey (Lummi), President

Henry Cagey (Lummi)

Julie Johnson (Lummi), 1st Vice President

Julie Johnson (Lummi)

1st Vice President
Travis Brockie (Lummi)

Jim Thomas (Tlingit)

2nd Vice President
Justin Guillory (Nez Perce), Secretary

Justin Guillory (Nez Perce)

Linda Long Weaver, Treasurer

Linda Long Weaver

Joe Finkbonner (Lummi)

Joe Finkbonner (Lummi)

Philip Hillaire (Lummi)

Philip Hillaire (Lummi)

Laurel Ballew (Swinomish)

RoseMary LaClair (Nooksack)

Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama), 2nd Vice President

Patricia Whitefoot (Yakama)

Candice Wilson (Lummi)

Candice Wilson (Lummi)

Meet Our Honary Board Members

We are proud of and thankful for the support of our honorary board members.

Honorary Board Member Brian Cladoosby

Brian Cladoosby

Honorary Board Member Darrell Mike

Darrell Mike

Honorary Board Member Deborah Parker

Deborah Parker

Honorary Board Member Ernie Stevens Jr.

Ernie Stevens Jr.

Honorary Board Member Gary Litefoot Davis

Gary (Litefoot) Davis

Honorary Board Member Joanna Sikes

Joanna Sikes

Meet Our NWIC Foundation Staff

Our humble staff consists of two full-time employees dedicated to serving the students at Northwest Indian College.

Barbara Lewis (Lummi), Executive Director

Barbara Lewis (Lummi)

Executive Director
Joal Galindo (Nooksack), Donor Cultivation Manager

Joal Galindo (Lummi)

Donor Cultivation Manager

Building People. Building Nations.

Your gift today can make the crucial difference. The main reason Native students do not complete their education is due to the financial hardships associated with getting their degree.

Giving: Support NWIC and Donate Today!


You can help Northwest Indian College gain Financial Independence

Johnson Scholarship Foundation

Student Scholarship Endowment – Match Your Donations

The Generations Fund

The Generations Fund is an Endowment that will Fund in Perpetuity

Planned Giving

An option that gives donors flexibility and unique options such as gifts of real estate, assets and much more

The NWICF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization solely dedicated to supporting the mission of Northwest Indian College and its students with financial support through fundraising activities and events.