S'Klallam Foundation


Our Mission

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal members while increasing the understanding of the Tribe's rich cultural heritage with people who reside in the Puget Sound area and visitors from far and wide.

The Foundation works to advance an appreciation and understanding of S'Klallam art, history and culture. The Foundation also seeks to promote education, wellness and increase awareness and action to protect the environment. Another primary component of the Foundation's mission is the management of Heronswood Garden.

For more information about the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, view their website at www.pgst.nsn.us


About Us

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization rechartered from the Klallam Development Fund in 2002 to benefit the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, its members, and its mission.

A Board of Trustees meets twice yearly to govern and direct the Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation. The Board includes the following indviduals: 



Jeromy Sullivan, President

Chris Tom, Vice President

Renee Veregge, Secretary/Treasurer 

Donovan Ashworth, Council Member

Matt Ives, Council Member

Jamie Aikman, Council Member

Barbara Leigh-Smith, Community Board Member

Nic'cola Armstrong, Community Board Member

Susannah Hale, Community Board Member

Keith Beebe, Community Board Member



Foundation staff members include: Joan Garrow, Executive Director; Betty Decoteau, CFO; Hannah Jones, Development Associate, and Elena Von Sternberg, Accountant. The Port Gamble S'Kallam Tribe donates the services of staff as needed to facilitate the work of the Port Gamble Foundation.