University of Alaska Fairbanks: 2014 Chancellor's Gala

Help UAF's chancellor raise funds for two beneficiaries, one at UAF and one at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska
United States
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The purpose of the Gala

For the first time, students, alumni and community members can all participate in UAF's annual Chancellor's Gala whether they attend in person or not. This year's gala takes place February 8, 2014 in Fairbanks, Alaska. The gala is a fun community event featuring fine dining and live music. But without a doubt, the evening's most fun takes place during the silent and live outcry auctions. Here, you can get into the action!

Because this event celebrates the partnership between UAF and the Fairbanks community, proceeds benefit two organizations that are chosen each year by Chancellor Rogers and Sherry Modrow. This year, the funds raised by the Gala will benefit the UAF Music Department, hosting the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition and the With All Your Heart campaign in support of the Harry and Sally Porter Heart Center at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. 

Donations and perks

The perks offered here are not available anywhere else and are exclusive to our Gala fundraising campaign. From virtual shout-outs on our social networks, to unique gifts like Alaskan postcards and limited edition t-shirts, to the Ultimate Gala experience for two -- there is something for everyone!

Even if you can't physically attend the Gala, your donation will go directly to the University of Alaska Foundation in support of the UAF Chancellor's Gala.

Your donation is tax-deductible. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

Where your money goes

Through IndieGoGo, our goal is to raise at least $12,000 for the Chancellor's Gala event. Your contribution will serve a key role in supporting two deserving organizations.

The With All Your Heart campaign supporting the Harry & Sally Porter Heart Center at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

The Harry & Sally Porter Heart Center, the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and the UAF Nanook hockey team have a strong, long-standing relationship.  In 2011, Kaare Odegard (UAF defenseman) and Shawn Head (UAF volunteer Nanook hockey team office manager) came to the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation with an idea, a vision, a passion—to honor their fathers by creating a campaign to raise money and awareness for the Harry & Sally Porter Heart Center.  And with that vision and the support of the hospital foundation, the With All Your Heart campaign was born. 

The Nanooks and UAF community continue to pour time and effort into supporting the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. The Harry & Sally Porter Heart Center plays an important role in our community by giving Fairbanks residents with heart-related problems specialized care instead of traveling to Anchorage or Seattle.  

UAF Department of Music, hosting the 2014 Alaska International Piano-e-Competition

The Alaska International Piano-e-Competition for young artists ages 32 and under will take place June 28 to July 12, 2014 and is going to be a far-reaching event for our university.  Putting on such a prestigious and international event would not be possible without the vision of President’s Professor of Piano at the UAF and music director and conductor of Fairbanks Symphony Dr. Eduard Zilberkant, and the support of Chancellor Brian Rogers.

The Alaska International Piano-e-Competition is the ultimate combination of live performance and technology. During the Piano-e-Competition, participants will have the opportunity to perform on a Yamaha CFX concert grand piano. What is unique about this instrument is that it is equipped with state-of-the-art Disklavier Pro recording technology. This system, pioneered by Yamaha, is the fusion of the acoustic piano and computer electronics to allow solo rounds of the competition to be downloaded via Musicians in Debut International (MIDI) to be enjoyed anywhere in the world. The entire competition will be broadcast "live" via streaming audio/video over the Internet. Performances are judged and the top performer wins not only prestige, but also a $30,000 prize!

Yamaha Corporation of America will be transporting their flagship Disklavier, the phenomenal DCFX, to Fairbanks, which is not a small undertaking. It will make it possible for the e-Competition to continue creating new audio/video files, adding to the already huge library of piano performances. As before, every individual and institution that owns a Disklavier will be able to see and hear the competition from Alaska in real time. 

The Impact

Over the past five years, UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers and his wife, Sherry Modrow, have stressed the way the event strengthens bonds between UAF and Interior communities. They note that each year has been more successful than the last.

Other ways you can help

You can purchase tickets or make a monetary contribution to the 2014 Chancellor's Gala available here.

Even if you can’t contribute or attend the Gala, it doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • Please help get the word out about this campaign.
  • Retweet fundraising and support posts on twitter @uafairbanks
  • Sample twitter post: @uafairbanks aims to raise community funds with the launch of their @Indiegogo campaign. Give to the Gala here:
  • Sample Facebook or email post: 

    UAF just launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the With All Your Heart campaign benefiting the Harry & Sally Porter Heart Center AND the UAF Department of Music, hosting the 2014 Alaska International Piano-e-Competition! Let's help them reach their goal for these deserving community organizations:

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  • $10USD
    #NanookNation Virtual Thanks

    You love your university, you love your community, and we love you. For the price of a couple of lattes, you will be recognized for your generosity on UAF's Social Networks. (FMV $5)

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  • $15USD
    Wish You Were Here Postcards

    Offered exclusively to Gala donors, this beautiful set of postcards features images by UAF photographer Todd Paris. Just $15 nabs you a set of 20. Send to friends and family near and far to show your Nanook pride and the natural beauty of our Alaskan surroundings. (FMV $5)

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  • $25USD
    My Chancellor’s ‘Stache Shirt

    The coolest kids on campus will have one of these. For $25, we'll gift you a LIMITED EDITION blue and gold t-shirt signifying your support to the Chancellor’s Gala’s beneficiaries. This tee, adorned with a silhouette of the Chancellor's famous mustache, will only be available to Gala donors at this level. Tees will be printed locally on American Apparel sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL. We'll poll you for your size when the campaign ends. (FMV $12)

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  • $55USD
    HooDoo Beer + Food Afternoon

    Spend a casual afternoon learning the basics of beer + food pairing on Sun., March 30, 2014, 3-4:30pm. Sample how different cheeses affect the characteristics of an IPA, taste how good chocolate can be with stout, and learn to go beyond pizza and pretzels. Participants will take home Brewmaster's pairing suggestions, recipes and a complimentary 5oz tasting glass. Gather up your friends, donate to a good cause and enjoy a delicious afternoon at HooDoo Brewing Co! (FMV $25)

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  • $150USD
    I Am Alaskan

    What does an Alaskan look like? When asked to visualize someone from Alaska, the image most often conjured is one of a face lost in a parka, surrounded by snow. Brian Adams, a rising star in photography, aims to change all this with his captivating new collection, I Am Alaskan. This fantastic book, plus a set of the Todd Paris postcards can be yours for donating at this level. (FMV $55)

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  • $175USD
    Patty Ice Rec Skate Pass

    Do you buy ice time in Fairbanks? Here's a great chance to buy rec skate sessions and donate to the Gala at the same time! Get a 10-punch pass, with rental, for the Patty Ice Arena at this level. Rec skate is a great time for general skating practice, exercise or skating with friends. (FMV $100)

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  • $250USD
    Nanook Terrain Park Pass

    Grab yourself a 10-punch pass to the new Hulbert Nanook Terrain Park and support the Gala at the same time. In spring 2013, UAF became the first university nationally to have an on-campus terrain park. The park hosts three jumps of 25, 30 and 40 feet heights with the opposite side of the hill featuring about 10 terrain park components of rails, boxes and wall slides. Equipment not included. (FMV $125)

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    Skate With The Nanooks

    The ultimate day for you or your little Nanook (must be 8th grade or younger). Skate party for 10, accompanied by YOUR Alaska Nanooks - 45 minutes of skating, 45 minutes on the indoor climbing wall, too! Space with tables and chairs provided, customer to provided food/beverages. Due to the Alaska Nanooks Men’s Hockey team schedule, they may not be available during your desired date, however package still includes rental space listed above. Please book three weeks in advance. (FMV $227.50)

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