Arctic Education Foundation
invites you to the 2019 Ivalu Gala

VIP Reception
5:30 pm

Hors d'oeuvers, Complimentary Champagne and Entertainment

Doors Open
6:00 pm

Silent Auction, Mystery Bags and Spin-to-Win Wine Tables

Dinner Service
7:30 pm

Awards, Entertainment, Live Auction and More!


AEF welcomes master illusionist Landon Swank to the 2019 Ivalu Gala. Originally from Alaska, Swank was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. His magical performance offers a thrilling journey into the unexpected that is sure to leave you wanting more.


Umialik Award
North Slope Borough

Flossie Hopson-Andersen Award
Mae Ahgeak

Igliġurriñiq Kinuniiksraptignum

Guiding the way for our future generations

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, our clothes to be sewn.

Today Ivalu remains 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.

The Hotel Captain Cook has provided room discount rates of $140 for single or double occupancy. Reference IVALU Gala when booking to receive the discounted room rate.

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