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 mike@whitefishlake.org, or call us at 406.862.4327.

We will mail to your gift recipient their membership information and a newsletter along with your message.
Thank you for supporting water quality!!

WLI’s Current Members
(as of December 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
Flathead Conservation District
Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks
Montana Invasive Species Council / MT DNRC
Upper Columbia Conservation Commission
Whitefish County Water District
Whitefish Community Foundation                                  

Fellow ($5,000 and above)

Atkinson, Richard & Carol
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
Whisler, Steve & Ardy

Sponsor ($50 to $99)

Apanii-Butterfly
Aronsson, Peter & Cheri
Askevold, Gerald & Sally Jo
Balaska, Teri
Baldwin, Matt & Sadie
Bansak, Tom & Anne
Baracker, Jerry & Sharan
Barham, Mike & Kristi
Behron, LLC
Birch Hills Homes
Bisharat, Ibrahim & Martha
Bruzek, Bill & Judie
Burg, Bill & Kay
Chauner, Linda
Cohen, Connie
Corwin, Bill & Christina
Cox, Betsy & Woody
Crites, Andy & Wendy
Curtis, Kitty & Stewart Stadler
Dakin, William & Sarah
Daniels, Scott & Karen
DeHerrera, Jimmy & Michaelan
Eckstrom, Andy & Jennie
Elser, Monica & Jim
Fanning, Michael & Jill
Ferrington, Alan & Joyce
Flathead Urology- Dr. Jon Mercer
Follett, Doug & Ann
Garside, Susan
Gehri, Richard & Glenda
Gordon, Rob & Karin Hilding
Griesel, Doug & Rebecca Briber
Haller, Bruce & Kaye
Harrison, Gil & Ruth
Hartman, Greg
Hartman, Melissa
Hodge, Bill                                Holdhusen, Chris
Holmquist, Brett
Holt, Chris
Hope, Kendra
Hunt, Leslie & Will
Huston, Mary
Hyer, Gary & Jill
Ingelfinger, Franz & Cynthia
Jopek, Mike & Pam Gerwe
Kavanagh, John
Kemp, Craig & Holly
Kirk, Phil & Lesia
Kohnstamm, Betsy & Dan
Kuhl, Tanner & Stephanie
Larsen, Arnold & Karen
Lawson, Bob & Dyan
Lewis, Casey
Linne, Mitchell & Gail
Love, William & Catherine
Madler, Marianne
Magone, Larry & Barb
Manning, Brian & Denise
Menicke, Richard & Jennifer Asebrook
Moore, John & Janice
O’Neil, Christy
Packard, Rick & Janet
Paslawsky, Andrew & Kim Sands
Regev, Nir & Cherie
Richards, R Peter
Ronseth, Shirley
Roosa, Karl & Elaine
Ruffatto, Chris
Schott, Brian & Lyndsay
Schuber, Charlie & Nancy
Smart, Mike & Timmie
Smith, Dana
Smith, Will & Bonnie
Sramek, Joseph 
Steitz, John & Carol Treadwell
Streeter, Mike & Bonnie
The Simple Chef Catering
Theissen, Dennis & Ginger
Van Lawick, Marisa
Vars, Tom & Carol
Verdon, Paul & Colleen
Woodward, Brian

Leader ($100 to $249)

Abell, Koel & Lazette
Abell, Tarn &  Marybeth
Akey, Lin & Kathy
Anderes, Elise & Stefan
Appelgren, Brent
Bailey, Michael & Kathleen
Bauch, Duane & Valerie
Bennett, Robert & Caryl
Brueggman, John
Chadwick, Doug & Karen Reeves
Chauner-Niendorf, Cyndi
Christian, Steve & Doreen
Coyne, Wendy
Cuffe, Mick & Lanette
Curtis, Walt & Lori
Danczyk, Gary & Annell
Dennis, Antonia and Ian
Eckert, Will
Ennis, Felicia
Erickson Torgerson, Courtney
Flag Nor Fail, Inc.
Fletcher, Sue
Gersh, Judah & Tanya
Graf, Dick & Gayle

Gunderson, Greg & Catherine
Gunderson, Karen
Harding, Tom & Sue
Hartlieb, John & Kathi
Hartman, Dewey & Sandra
Heinrich, Klause & Joaquenia
Heinzig, Dennis & Iona McMillan
Kibbe, Jim & Marion
King, John & Maureen
Knechtel, Murray & Deb Bartlett
Koopal, Craig & Ann

Koopal, Steve & Debbie Longley
Labrie, Bill & Alice
LaChance, Tom & Cindy
Larson, Steven & Karen
Lieser, Ed & Susan
Malletta, Sue & Joe
Martin, David & Lynne Metcalfe
McCartney, Sierra & Brett Svetlik
McDermid, David
McIntyre, Curt & Sherry           Mechem, Jim and Jean Anne Swope
Moll, Sue & Gaylen
Moore, Pixie
Moore, Shawna & Jamie
Morgan, Devonna
Morrison, Sharon
National Parks Realty of Montana LLC
Neff, Samuel & Ruth
Olson, Ron & Linda
Peschel, John & Laura
Pierson, Debbie & Mike
Rothberg, Marty
Rowles, Roger & Val Konnerup
Sanderude, Scott & Julie
Sawtelle, Bill & Linda
Sawtelle, Cami & Eric
Schroeter, Franklin
Short, Dan                                Small, Lindy and Stephen Shapiro
Smith, Garry & Linda
Southers, Merry Lynn
Stadler, Martha
Stearns, Chuck and Rita
Strand, Tim and Sukey Pfirman
Sullivan, Colleen

The Landlord
Tim J Murphy Insurance Agency, Inc.
Towne Printer
Trifunovich, Dragi
Trousdale, David & Jeannine
VanKoten, Doug
Ward, Diane
Whitby, William & Karen    Whitefish Lake Golf Club        Whitefish Lake Restaurant
Williams, Amy & Timothy
Woodruff, Nancy & Steve Thompson

Benefactor ($250 to $499)

637 Nature Trail, LLC
Anderson, Julie
Anderson-Montgomery Consulting Engineers
Bayne, Bill & Betsy
Blake, Cameron & Sandy Gray
Bryan, Kirk
Bucher, Charles and Sandra
Center for Native Plants
Daniels, Matt & Kate
Deitz, Susie
DM Miller Properties, LLC
Fletcher, Greg
Frost, Michael & Patti
Gordon, Richard & Cheryl Watkins
Grady, Dave & Linda Engh-Grady
Hauf, Ron

Haymon, Robert & Barbara Krausekhopf
Hildner, Richard & Suzanne Daniell
Johannes, Amy
Koopal, Jack
Koopal, Mike & Mae

Kovacich Family Trust
Little Bitterroot Lake Assoc.
Losleben, George & Connie Johnson
Lyon, Lawrence & Yvette
Meagher, Nathan and Kristy
Merrick, Colleen
Monzingo, Betty
Nelson’s Ace Hardware
North Country Builders, Inc.
Phelps, John & Melisa

Ritter, William & Kristen
Robinson, Mitch & Jennifer
Robitzski, Steven
Salt, Deb & Tim
Salvagio, Philip
Schultz, Ralph
Scott, Peter & Lori Asplund 
Sheffels, Marcia

Sutter, Ronald & Margo
Svennungsen, Nancy & Mark         Vandermeer, Janet & Rick Packard
Walls, Stephanie
Watershed Consulting, LLC
Whitefish Marine & Powersports

Visionary ($500 to $999)

Blair, Ric & Dawn
Bulkley, Brad & Ann
Campbell, Luther & Dorothy
Chickering, Nick & Karen
Cleveland, Gail & Bruce Tannehill
Covey, Mike & Stacey
Cowett, Mark & Connie
Erickson, Bart & Carole
First Interstate Bank
Fleming, Don & Joann
Forestoration, Inc.
Glacier Bank
Houston Point HOA
Jenson, Mike & Barb
Kramer Family Fund

Lion Mountain Homeowners
Lull, Steve
Mance, Mark & Katherine Callahan
Mayo, Janet
Montalban, Cora Belle
Peace Waters
Repke, John & Beth                Richardson, Ryan
Ricklefs, Hank & Sue
Scott, Toby                                Shanti, Shima                          Shors, Andrew and Heidi
Solberg, Dick & Jane
Steck, Ann
Stinson Family Foundation

Guarantor ($1000 to $4999)

Abell, Charlie & Susan
Blake, Rick & Alicia
Brister, Tara & Matthew
Burke-Feldman Family Fund
Grenier, Charles & Teresa
Gustafson, Mike

Ila B. Dousman Fund, Inc.
InvesTech Research- Jim & Lisa Stack
LaTourelle, Pat
Lyman, Charles & Becky
McCann, Paul & Janice
Muhlfeld, John & Stephanie Sunshine
Quinn, Tom & Teresa
Raudabaugh, Joseph & Beverly
Reich, Victoria
River Design Group
Rowntree, Walter & Laura Reynolds
Ryan, Bill & Bev
Sullivan, Rick and Judi
Valner, Alberto & Stacy
Whitefish Credit Union
Young, Alison