At the end of November, Akima (NANA’s federal contracting business) hosted their 10th annual holiday silent auction. The event raised over $57,000 for KOTZ Radio.
Akima’s biggest silent auction event ever drew in record funds as it brought together viewers from across the Akima portfolio of companies.
On Nov. 30, Akima, led by Bill Monet, held its 10th annual holiday silent auction. Employees from around the world virtually joined the livestream which was broadcast from Akima headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. With over 100 baskets and items donated entirely by Akima employees, viewers placed bids and bought raffle tickets to support this year’s beneficiary.
Auctioned items donated included a diverse array of donations, from gift cards and food baskets to jewelry and custom-embroidered clothing, to hotel stays and sports tickets.
The event raised a total of $57,119 (including $38,064 for auction items, $7,140 in direct donations, and $11,915 in raffle tickets) for KOTZ radio station.
KOTZ serves as a critical line of public communication about news, important alerts, and updates for shareholders and other residents of the NANA Region.
Thanks to the generosity of many employees, the fundraiser raised more than previous years (in 2020 the auction raised $41,000 for Maniilaq Association’s Suicide Prevention Program). Hundreds of Akima employees from around the world tuned in to watch the broadcast and donate.
Akima hosts three fundraisers each year to benefit non-profit organizations in the NANA Region. Past recipients have included Maniilaq Association, Aqqaluk Trust and Arctic Circle Search and Rescue.