In the Iñupiaq culture the word Ivalu holds a special meaning. It means thread, or bind, and it comes from the sinew of our Native caribou. For thousands of years it has been vital to the survival of our people – allowing our umiaq (skin boat) to float and our clothes to be sewn. Today, Ivalu is just as important. It’s the thread that serves our traditions and represents the bond that ties our people together. The Arctic Education Foundation honors Ivalu through its gala to support our young people, helping them achieve success through education.
We are excited to announce the 2023 Ivalu Gala, the premier fundraising event for Arctic Education Foundation dedicated to celebrating students and honoring those who have contributed to their success.
After a two-year break due to COVID-19, we are proud to once again host Alaska’s premier black-tie event on Friday, February 10th, 2023, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. The evening will feature exceptional hand-crafted artwork in both a silent and live auction. Our entertainment this year will include an Inuit Fashion Show with amazing artists from across Alaska and Canada.
We invite you to support AEF by becoming a sponsor for the 2023 Ivalu Gala. You can now purchase your sponsorship and register your guests online at https://arcticed.ejoinme.org/ivalu2023sponsors.
We look forward to seeing everyone again in person! Should you have any questions about how to get involved, please contact Monica Wiehl at Mwiehl@asrc.com or (907) 339-7695.
For more information visit www.ivalugala.com
Guiding the Way for Our Future Generations
For more information on how to get involved through volunteering, donating or attending Ivalu Gala please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 852-9455.