2018 Raven’s Ball applauds Alaska Tribal health and raises funds for dental operatories at new Education and Development Center

For the 11th straight year, the Raven’s Ball, ANTHC’s Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation signature fundraising event, continued its tradition of distinguished and compelling fundraising. The black-tie gala raised an estimated $410,000 in sponsorships and cash contributions that will go toward improving the unmet health needs of Alaska Native people and the Alaska Tribal Health System. A sellout crowd attended the event at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage on March 24.

Each spring, the Raven’s Ball raises awareness and funding to further ANTHC’s vision: that Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world. With spirited collaboration and targeted initiatives, the Foundation helps provide resources and tools to achieve individual and community health objectives.

As part of a special campaign this year to fund a specific need, $53,000 was raised to fund dental operatories – training spaces for Dental Health Aide Therapy (DHAT) students – in ANTHC’s new Education and Development Center. These custom treatment rooms will help DHAT students to develop new skills and advance their training. The generous donation will help ensure that these students bring critical services back to their communities, invigorating the health and wellness of rural Alaska. You can make contributions to build dental operatories here.

“As Alaska faces some challenging economic changes, we are fortunate to have the generosity and loyalty of our guests, sponsors and donors who recognize the continued importance of Tribal health,” said Carrie Irwin Brown, Director of the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation.

Brown gave special thanks to the Raven’s Ball’s presenting sponsor, Neeser Construction, and Luminary Sponsors: Anchorage & Valley Radiation Therapy Centers of Alaska, GCI, Providence Health Systems Alaska, and Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Monkman, LLP.

In concert with raising resources for Tribal health, the Raven’s Ball serves an opportunity to honor exceptional Alaska Tribal Health System leaders with Luminary Awards. This year’s dedicated award winners are US Senator Lisa Murkowski (President’s Legacy & Leadership Award); Aurora Johnson (Distinguished Provider Award); posthumously to Julie McNulty (Distinguished Provider Award); and Wilson Justin (Community Spirit Award). Watch videos honoring the award winners online.

We hope you will join us next year for this inspiring gathering for Alaska Native health as we celebrate the 12th Annual Raven’s Ball on March 23, 2019, in Anchorage.

Our Inspired Giving Workplace Giving Campaign theme this year is inspired by Desmond Tutu’s quote – “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  Let’s overwhelm the world (starting with the ANMC campus) with our generosity and gifts!

Look for us as we bring #ALittleBitofGood to the HCB, ANMC, Diplomacy, and Inuit buildings throughout the campaign. And if you have a program that you would like to champion, we would love to have you join us to share information about your program’s needs.

If you are already a donor – thank you so much! You do not have to do anything for your gifts to continue into 2018. But, if you would like to make changes to your donations, they can be made at any time – just let us know!

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Through the generous support of attending the 3D Opening Night Premiere of Star Wars The Last Jedi participants raised over 400 toys for children in the ANMC Pediatric Unit this holiday season!

Each ticket’s donation provides two plush toys for a hospitalized children at the Alaska Native Medical Center. In addition to the stress of hospitalization, child patients are often far from home and families, many for extended periods of time. The simplest toy can provide a welcoming and warm environment for our most vulnerable patients. Proceeds will benefit the Lori Lange Memorial Toy Fund at ANMC.

From our heart to yours, thank you.

SPECIAL FUNDING NEED: Support the Lori Lange Memorial Toy Fund

ToyFund_KidswWagonWe need your help! We are running out of toys! In the last month alone, we have provided over 500 toys to kids at the hospital and we need your help so that we don’t run out over the summer.

Donors to the Lori Lange Memorial Toy Fund provide stuffed animals to all of the kids who come in to the Alaska Native Medical Center. This has become a standard of care for our youngest patients that can help to ease their pain and the stress of hospitalization. Click here to learn more about the Lori Lange Memorial Toy Fund.

For just $5, you can provide a stuffed animal friend to help a young patient through a difficult time. Thank you for your help bringing smiles to the kids at ANMC!

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