The 2018 gala is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email ivalugala@asrc.com.

ASRC and Arctic Education Foundation invite you to the 2018 Ivalu Gala benefiting the Arctic Education Foundation

Friday, February 2, 2018

VIP Reception At 5:30 PM | Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Hotel Captain Cook

939 W 5th Avenue | Anchorage, AK 99501

This is a formal Black Tie Event



AEF welcomes world-renowned performance painter David Garibaldi to Alaska. Paint, music and entertainment collide in an inspirational show that has brought people around the world to their feet.

Ivalu Gala Honorees

2018 Umialik Award - Rasmuson Foundation

The Rasmuson Foundation will receive the 2018 Umialik Award, which honors an organization that has been a consistent supporter of AEF. Rasmuson Foundation was a key paddle raise sponsor at our inaugural event in 2015 and has returned each year to support the gala.

2018 Flossie Hopson-Andersen Award

The 2018 Flossie Hopson-Andersen Award will be given to Patsy Aamodt, an ASRC board member and former AEF committee member. This award honors individuals who have dedicated their time and energy toward the success of the Foundation and its students.

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.