Sixth Annual Partners in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Pays Tribute to Its Community Fund Partners

(Photo from Left to Right) Rochelle Diver & Mayra Mendoza, International Indian Treaty Council; Tribal Council Member Mia Durham; Tribal Treasurer Anthony Roberts; Woodland Mayor Skip Davies; John EchoHawk, NARF; Julie Gallelo & Cherie Schroeder, Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education; Tribal Chairman Marshall McKay; Tribal Secretary James Kinter; Elisa Stone & Melissa Daley, Ark Preschool

The Yocha Dehe Community Fund and its partners gathered on May 21, 2014 in Brooks for the sixth annual Partners in Philanthropy Luncheon to celebrate their work building stronger communities.

Partnership Awards were presented to the International Indian Treaty Council for its advocacy for the rights of indigenous communities and to Ark Preschool for its services for children and families in crisis.

This year’s Tahtimihn “Star” Award was presented to the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education program for its work with foster and kinship care providers.

John EchoHawk, founder of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), a Community Fund partner, delivered the keynote address.  

In 2013, Yocha Dehe Community Fund awarded nearly three million dollars in grants to 67 organizations working in areas including the arts, health care, environment, community development, and native language revitalization.