Copper River Nouveau

Our Hybrid Fundraiser (Online & In-Person)
May 31 - June 4, 2022

Join the event

COVID Mitigation Plan for Gala
A COVID rapid test administered on site the same day of the event is mandatory for all ticketed dinner guests and volunteers.

The testing center will be in the Education Room at the Cordova Center ("Main Street" level, next to the library).

Testing times:
10:00am - 3:30pm & 5:00 pm- 6:30pm

Thank you for helping to create a safer, healthier event for our remote community.

Join our Honorary Host, Senator Lisa Murkowski at our premier fundraiser of the year, Copper River Nouveau. It’s a celebration of regional resilience, science, education, community, and wild salmon. We honor the effort it takes from the Science Center and our partners near and far to maintain community resilience among healthy ecosystems.

This year, during the gala dinner, we will announce the winner of the Fisheries Achievement Award. This is an individual or group who has made a significant contribution toward the sustainability of fisheries resources in Prince William Sound and the Copper River watershed. We honor individuals for their innovation, perseverance, dedication, and hard work on behalf of the industry and ecosystems in our region. The awardee is a guest of honor at the gourmet Copper River Nouveau dinner.

TUEDAY, MAY 31, 2022
Online auction opens at 12:00 PM (AKDT)
Closes Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 PM (AKDT)
Anyone is welcome to participate in the online auction. Must be registered to bid.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at new facility, 4:00 PM
Guided tours available at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Open to all.  Refreshments provided after ceremony.
More details here. Masks required indoors.

Benefit Dinner & Auction at the Cordova Center
Ticketed event. SOLD OUT

5:30 PM Check-in and appetizers
6:00 PM Dinner begins
8:00 PM Online auction closes
  • Fisheries Achievement Award Presentation.
  • Continue bidding on the online auction items.
  • Bid on live auction items in person.
  • Support our special appeal.
  • Join in the conversation.
We welcome individual and corporate sponsors and auction donors. To join or support our event, please contact Signe Baumann

Our 2022 Sponsors


Alaskan Brewing Co.
Barbara and Larry Cash
Deb Harrison & Steve Borgeson
Jan and Hill Walker
Judy Farrar & Eric Knudsen
Mary Anne Bishop
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
RISQ Consulting
Shoreside Petroleum


Alaska Communications
Cordova Chamber of Commerce
Cordova Outboard
Ellen and Tommy Sheridan
Evelyn Rousso
Laura's Liquor Shoppe
Maureen McCrea & Clarence Pautzke
Montague Marine Research
Royal Ocean Kelp Co.
Sue Pope & Jim Thiele

Tech Impact

In-Kind Donors 2022