Become a Member

Your membership with WLI will help ensure that our local water resources are protected and improved based on credible science and community input. This will protect the health of our water bodies, increase our enjoyment of them, and help maintain a vibrant Whitefish economy. In addition, future generations will have the opportunity of enjoying a lifestyle that includes a healthy interface with local waters. Membership benefits include subscription to our quarterly newsletter LakeFront, recognition in the newsletter and on our website, and a small gift of appreciation.

> Membership Categories

  • Sustainer: $20,000 and above
  • Fellow: $5,000 – $19,999
  • Guarantor: $1,000 – $4,999
  • Visionary: $500 -$999
  • Benefactor: $250-$499
  • Leader: $100 – $249
  • Sponsor: $50 – $99

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> Give the Gift of Water Quality

Express your commitment to water quality stewardship by giving a gift of membership in the Whitefish Lake Institute or by making a donation in someone’s honor or memory. For gift memberships download this form, , email gifts@whitefishlake.org, or call us at 406.862.4327.

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Thank you for supporting water quality!!

WLI’s Current Members
(as of February 2021)
Active Members who have donated for >10 years since 2005
Active Members who have donated for 5-10 years since 2005

Sustainer ($20,000 and above)

The Lodge At Whitefish Lake-Averill Family

Current Grantors & Research Funders

Cadeau Foundation
City of Whitefish
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks
Flathead Conservaton District
Soroptimists of Whitefish
Upper Columbia Commission
Whitefish County Water District
Whitefish Community Foundation

Fellow ($5,000 and above)

Collins, John & Anne
Gregory, Joe & Cindy
Hoag, Jim & Anna
Jones, Bill & Ann
Pastor, Monica
Schlinger Family Foundation
Shaw, Mike & Marie
Shennan, Janna & Jamie
Taylor, Don & Ruth

Sponsor ($50 to $99)

Akey, Lin and Kathy
Amalgamated Sope Company
Askevold, Gerald & Sally Jo
Barham, Mike & Kristi
Birch Hills Homes
Bisharat, Ibrahim & Martha
Bruzek, Bill & Judie
Burg, Bill & Kay
Carter, Diane
Cavin, Ben
Chaisson, Megan
Chauner, Linda
Corwin, Bill
Crites, Andy & Wendy
Curtis, Kitty & Stewart Stadler
Daniels, Matt & Kate
Daniels, Scott & Karen
DeHerrera, Jimmy & Michaelan
Eckstrom, Andy & Jennie
Elser, Monica & Jim
Ennis, Felicia
Erickson, Courtney
Fanning, Michael & Jill
Ferrington, Alan & Joyce
Flathead Urology- Dr. Jon Mercer
Follett, Doug & Ann
Gaffin, Lance & Kathleen
Gehri, Richard & Glenda
Giampietro, Edward
Gunderson, Karen
Haller, Bruce & Kaye
Harding, Tom & Sue
Harrison, Gil & Ruth
Holdhusen, Chris
Holley, Justin & Katherine
Holt, Chris
Hopkins, Donna
Hyer, Gary & Jill
Ingelfinger, Franz & Cynthia
Jopek, Mike & Pam Gerwe
Kavanagh, John
Kemp, Craig & Holly
Kirk, Phil & Lesia
Kuhl, Tanner & Stephanie
Larsen, Arnold & Karen
Larson, Steven & Karen
Lawson, Bob & Dyan
Linne, Mitchell & Gail
Love, William & Catherine
Madler, Marianne
Magone, Larry & Barb
Malchik, Antonia & Ian
Menicke, Richard & Jennifer Asebrook
Moll, Sue & Gaylen
Moore, John & Janice
Muhlfeld, Clint & Amy
Olson, Ron & Linda
O’Neil, Christy
Paslawsky, Andrew & Kim Sands
Patterson, James and Lari
Ramlow, James and Alma
Ronseth, Shirley
Roosa, Karl & Elaine
Ruffatto, Chris
Schott, Brian & Lyndsay
Schuber, Charlie & Nancy
Smart, Mike & Timmie
Smith, Will & Bonnie
Sramek, Joseph 
Stolte, Don & Linda
Streeter, Mike & Bonnie
Sullivan, Colleen
Sullivan, Gail
Taylor, Janis
Theissen, Dennis
Thompson, Derreck & Lesley
Vars, Tom & Carol
Verdon, Paul & Colleen
Ward, Dick & Diane
Welle, Joel and Megan Pepe
Whitby, William & Kare

Leader ($100 to $249)

Abell, Koel & Lazette
Abell, Tarn & Marybeth
Appelgren, Brent
Aronsson, Peter & Cheri
Bauch, Duane & Valerie
Bennett, Michael and MerryLynn Southers
Bennett, Robert & Caryl
Brueggman, John
Bryan, Kirk
Cabin 6, Inc.
Center For Native Plants
Chadwick, Doug & Karen Reeves
Chauner-Niendorf, Cyndi
Christian, Steve & Doreen
Cook, Steven
Cuffe, Mick & Lanette
Curtis, Walt & Lori
Danczyk, Gary & Annell
Dennis, Antonia and Ian
Eckert, Will
Flag Nor Fail, Inc.
Fletcher, Greg
Gardner, Robin
Gersh, Judah & Tanya
Gordon, Rob & Karin Hilding
Grady, Dave & Linda Engh-Grady
Gunderson, Greg & Catherine
Hartlieb, John & Kathi
Hartman, Dewey & Sandra
Hauf, Ron
Heinrich, Klause & Joaquenia
Heinzig, Dennis & Iona McMillan
Hunt, Leslie & Will
Jette Lake Land Owners Association
Kibbe, Jim & Marion
King, John & Maureen
Knechtel, Murray & Deb Bartlett
Koopal, Jack
Koopal, Mike & Mae
Labrie, Bill & Alice
Lieser, Ed & Susan
Malletta, Sue & Joe
Martin, David & Lynne
McCartney, Sierra & Brett Svetlik
McDermid, David
McIntyre, Curt & Sherry
McMahon, Kate
Monzingo, Betty
Moore, Shawna & Jamie
Morgan, Devonna
Morrison, Sharon
Neff, Samuel & Ruth
Noftsinger, David & Michelle
Peschel, John & Laura
Phelps, John & Melisa
Pierson, Debbie & Mike
Reed, Doug & Nikki
Regev, Nir & Cherie
Rowles, Roger & Val Konnerup
Sawtelle, Bill & Linda
Sawtelle, Cami & Eric
Schroeter, Franklin & Sun
Scott, Toby
Sheffels, Marcia
Short, Dan
Stadler, Martha
Stearns, Chuck and Rita
Strand, Tim and Sukey Pfirman
The Landlord
Towne Printer
Trifunovich, Dragi
Trousdale, David & Jeannine
Vandermeer, Janet
Walls, Stephanie
Walters, Ed & Susan
Wilhoit, Charles & Marcia Rieke
Williams, Amy & Timothy
Woodruff, Nancy & Steve Thompson

Benefactor ($250 to $499)

637 Nature Trail, LLC
Anderes, Elise & Stefan
Anderson-Montgomery Consulting Engineers
Bayne, Bill & Betsy
Blake, Cameron & Sandy Gray
Boss Properties, LLC
Bucher, Charles and Sandra
DM Miller Properties, LLC
Dobbins, Matt and Lisa
Eickman, Kim & Peter Petri
Erickson, Bart & Carole
Fletcher, Sue
Frost, Michael & Patti
Gordon, Richard & Cheryl Watkins
Haymon, Robert & Barbara Krausekhopf
Hildner, Richard & Suzanne
Koopal, Craig & Ann
Little Bitterroot Lake Association
Losleben, George & Connie Johnson
Lyon, Lawrence & Yvette
Meagher, Nathan and Kristy
Merrick, Colleen
Nelson’s Ace Hardware
North Country Builders, Inc.
Rattray, Jason & Kristina
Richardson, Ryan
Robinson, Mitch & Jennifer
Robitzski, Steven
Rothberg, Marty
Salt, Deb & Tim
Salvagio, Philip
Scott, Peter & Lori Asplund
Straub, Carl
Sutter, Ronald & Margo
Svennungsen, Nancy & Mark
Vandenburgh, John & Kristen
W P Bell & Family
Watershed Consulting, LLC
Whitefish Marine & Powersports

Visionary ($500 to $999)

Blair, Ric & Dawn
Brister, Tara & Matthew
Bulkley, Brad & Ann
Burke, Karen- In honor of Dr. Donald Feldman
Campbell, Luther & Dorothy
Chickering, Nick & Karen
Cleveland, Gail & Bruce Tannehill
Covey, Mike & Stacey
Cowett, Mark & Connie
Fleming, Don & Joann
Forestoration, Inc.
Glacier Bank
Houston Point HOA
Jenson, Mike & Barb
LaTourelle, Pat
Lion Mountain Homeowners
Mance, Mark & Katherine Callahan
McKeever, Marlin and Maureen
Montalban, Cora Belle
Repke, John & Beth
Ricklefs, Hank & Sue
Shaw, Van & Marla
Solberg, Dick & Jane
Steck, Ann
Stinson Family Trust
Sullivan, Rick and Judi
Whitefish Mountain Resort Fund

Guarantor ($1000 to $4999)

Abell, Charlie & Susan
Atkinson, Richard & Carol
Blake, Brad & Ann
First Interstate Bank
Grenier, Charles & Teresa
Gustafson, Mike
Ila B. Dousman Fund, Inc.
InvesTech Research- Jim & Lisa Stack
Kramer Family Fund
Lyman, Ched & Becky
McCann, Paul & Janice
Muhlfeld, John & Stephanie
Quinn, Tom & Teresa
Raudabaugh, Joseph & Beverly
Reich, Victoria
River Design Group
Rowntree, Walter & Laura Reynolds
Ryan, Bill & Bev
Valner, Alberto & Stacy
Whisler, Steve & Ardy
Whitefish Credit Union
Young, Alison