The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation will host the annual 12th annual Raven’s Ball on Saturday, March 23 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. Regarded as one of Alaska’s most elegant black-tie celebrations and vibrant fundraising events, this year will continue the tradition of philanthropy to benefit the foundation. The three key initiatives of the Foundation are: improving medical care, strengthening wellness and prevention efforts, and promoting healthy village environments.

An annual highlight of the event is the presentation of the Luminary Awards. Each year, individuals and groups are recognized for their dedication and outstanding contributions to the Alaska Tribal Health System and their communities. The Foundation Board is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards.

Legacy & Leadership Award: Linda Clement
Linda Clement is a life-long leader and champion of health and wellness for Alaska Native people. The first in her family to graduate from college, Clement taught in Metlakatla for many years and has contributed significantly to the advancement of Tribal self-governance and Tribal health. In 2018, she retired after 14 years of service as a director with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Board. Clement’s focus on family and child development and the importance of education will leave an enduring impact on the health of Alaska Natives.

Outstanding Rural Health Champion: Old Minto Family Recovery Camp
The Old Minto Family Recovery Camp is a unique recovery program which works to provide clients with skills to help live substance free and productive lives. Located at a historic village site, Old Minto opened in the 1980s and is an alternative resource to substance abuse treatment with a focus on Athabascan values and traditions as the foundation for recovery. Many Alaskans have completed the program arriving by boat, plane, or snow machine and spend at least 35-days at the camp in cabins with wood stoves for heat, kerosene lamps for light, no running water, and no electricity.

Distinguished Provider: Dr. Matthew Hirschfeld
Dr. Matthew Hirschfeld has devoted his life to develop health systems to improve the lives of Alaska Native women and children. Currently he is medical director of Alaska Native Medical Center Maternal Child Health Services and also serves as pediatric specialist for Norton Sound Health Corp. Hirschfeld’s dedication to health care has brought him to serve in many leadership roles across Alaska such as the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership and the Rasmuson Foundation.

Awards will be presented at the 2019 Raven’s Ball on Saturday, March 23rd at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage.

Fund-A-Need Spotlight

Web-streaming cameras connect families with babies in ANMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The arrival of a newborn baby is an exciting and emotional event. But when a newborn’s first few critical days, weeks or even months are spent in the ANMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), parental joy is tempered by the unease of separation and the stress of managing regular visits.

Donations from this year’s paddle raise will go toward ANMC NICU web-streaming cameras, which will allow families to remain connected with their newborn via a real-time video stream on a secure, password protected feed.

Each camera is mounted on the wall near the infant’s bed and will allow families 24/7 viewing of daily progress, and ensure they don’t miss special milestones, such as first seeing their child’s face after the ventilator is removed.

The installation of NICU cameras will provide a more personalized approach to medicine and ensure the best possible experience for our smallest patients and their families. Your generous donation will help families remain connected in a newborn’s critical first days.

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Please contact to be placed on a wait list or chat about underwriting the event!

Our sponsors enjoy favorable publicity, media attention and community recognition with our partners and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s 2,200-plus employees. We will spread the word that you’re supporting a worthy cause — and it’s our chance to express our gratitude to you and honor your contribution. By being a part of the Raven’s Ball, you are playing a critical role in the health of Alaska Native individuals, families and communities. Together, we are improving lives. Click here for the sponsor chart.

Your underwriting support offsets a specific facet of the event, allowing us to redirect funds to our community programs. The contributions from underwriting opportunities will be used to cover the various costs associated with delivering this prestigious Raven’s Ball Gala event.  All underwriting opportunities are 100% tax-deductible. Learn about these opportunities here.

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The Raven’s Ball is seeking donations of goods and services that can be used for the silent and live auction and the ring box raffle for this premier black-tie gala. From jewelry, art and furniture, to electronics, sporting equipment and adventure packages, each year we aim to procure over 300 unique items for our silent auction.

Whether you are an artist, photographer, or would like to donate a piece of jewelry, service or merchandise, all proceeds support programs that fill existing needs and achieve positive results. Previous donations include: photographic images; collectible posters; watercolors; lithographs; Alaska Native art; carvings; sculptures; and valuable paintings. Airline miles and travel packages are also great donations. Any and all donations are welcome. Click here for the artist donation form and here for the in-kind donation form.


This event would not be a success without the help of volunteers! Please consider volunteering your time and skills to the day or night of the event.  To sign up to volunteer please sign up here. To see view each job description please look below.

Silent Auction- Day Of
VIP Reception
Main Event Greeter
Mystery Box Sales
Heads & Tails Sales
Live Auction Spotters
Silent Auction- Night Of
Clean Up Crew

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Assist us in continuing our mission to promote and support the vision of Alaska Native people being the healthiest people in the world.

For more information please contact us 907-729-5652 or email