Salt Lake City Benefit

Join us to celebrate IVUmed’s 25th anniversary!

Thomas S. Monson Center

411 East South Temple

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Saturday, January 18th

What to Expect

A charitable and fun celebration complimented by dinner & drinks, a silent auction, and an opportunity drawing.



How to Join Our Guest List

Simply RSVP by calling (801) 524-0201 or emailing Knowing how generous our supporters are, we are not selling tickets for this event! You can donate directly to our programs at the benefit.


Contact us at (801) 524-0201 or

Can’t Attend?

You can still support IVUmed’s work through a charitable donation!

Win a Trip to Italy!

$200 of $30,000 raised

Enjoy a six-day, five-night getaway to Italy, planned by Chasing Atlas Custom Experiences! $100 per entry, limited to 300 entries. Need not be present to win. Sample itinerary below.

Thanks to your generous support, IVUmed reaches thousands of children and adults with life-changing surgical care. Dedicated volunteers train hundreds of doctors and nurses each year to help ensure that quality surgical care will be available in the communities IVUmed serves for years to come.

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Day 1 in Italy

Travel: Arrive at Bari Airport and transfer one hour to the UNESCO town of Matera.

See: See the third-oldest, continuously inhabited human settlement in the world. When you arrive, you’ll see modern Matera and ancient Sassi. Sleep in a cave.

Dine: Enjoy an apero with a view at Regio Corte.

Sleep: Sextantio Hotel.

* Itinerary is flexible to your preferences


Welcome to Puglia, Italy!

Day 2 in Italy

See: Wake up and enjoy breakfast in the chapel. Put on your walking shoes. Meet Renato. Today, he’ll be your guide and take you on an exploration of Sassi (ancient Matera). Discover layers of cliff dwelling homes and find out why Matera was called the “Shame of Italy” until the 1950s.

Eat: Lunch at a local cheese & cured meat shop. Private dinner.

Sleep: In a cave at Sextantio.

* Itinerary flexible to your preferences


See the Southernmost Point of Puglia

Day 3 in Italy

Travel: Pack your bags and get ready to learn why limestone is important and how the locals make their living.

See: Meet Mimmo. He’s full of love and an Alberobello native. He’ll show you how limestone changed lives and why building unusual, little houses made locals successful. After a garden lunch, you’ll travel to the fishing village of Monopoli.

Eat: Seaside and seafood dinner.

Sleep: Monopoli – Don Ferrante

 * Itinerary flexible to your preferences


Trulli Houses & Limestone

Day 4 in Italy

Travel: You’ll move to your final destination today.

See: If you love to fish, we’ll arrange an early morning with a local fisherman. Enjoy a stroll around the city of churches and fisherman with a local guide. After, we’ll drive through olive farms to see olive trees that are more than 2,000 years old.

Eat:  Lunch in Ostuni; Dinner in Lecce.

Sleep: Palazzo Santa Anna

* Itinerary flexible to your preferences


Fishing to Olives

Day 5 in Italy

See:  Wake up and enjoy Beatrice’s breakfast. Take time to explore, relax, and see this lovely city. If you’d like to see the coast, you’ll be taken there. If you prefer to stay in the city, take a fun-filled cooking class with Gianna and her daughter.

Eat:  Rooftop evening drink and dinner by a passionate, young chef named Maurizio.

Sleep:  Palazzo Santa Anna by Beatrice.

* Itinerary flexible to your preferences


“Florence of the South”

Day 6 in Italy

Travel: Transfer one hour to Brindisi. It’s a tiny airport so you can arrive just an hour before your flight.

Dinner: Beatrice will make sure you have morning coffee or her secret elixir to get you on your feet & ready to travel. If you love your mother, you’ll LOVE Beatrice.

* Itinerary flexible to your preferences


Tutto Bene! Buoni Viaggi!

Participate in This Year's Silent Auction

IVUmed’s Salt Lake City benefit features a robust silent auction that allows local businesses to showcase their work. We would love to feature your craft this year! Donations are tax-deductible. Please contact Katie at to coordinate a donation.

We would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to this year’s donors! You’ll see these individuals and businesses represented in our silent auction this year:

ARCS Ski & Board

Avenues Sweets

Ballet West

Beehive Gin

Big O Doughnuts

Blue Copper Coffee

Bowen Therapeutic Bodywork



Cherry Hill

Cirkels Speciality Stroopwafels

Classic Chinese Healing

Classic Fun Center

Color Me Mine


Cosset Inc.

Deer Valley Resort

Dented Brick Distillery

Desert Bistro

Elite Meal Prep

Epic Brewery

Especially For You Flowers


Hale Centre Theatre

Home Depot


Joshua Wood

Jump Around Utah

Ken Sanders Rare Books

King’s English

Linda Hilton

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Mamachari Kombucha


Megaplex Theatres

Mister Car Wash

Momentum Climbing Gym

Natural History Museum of Utah

Oriental Trading

Pain Free SLC

Painting with a Twist

Pasta Jay’s

Peak Acupuncture

Petersen Art Center

Pioneer Theatre Company

Powder Mountain Ski Resort

Red Cliffs Lodge


Rockhouse Toffee

Salt Lake City Table Tennis

Sheraton Hotel Park City

Skinlogic Esthetics

Solstice Chocolate

Suite Experiences

Sweet Tooth Fairy

Tea Zaanti

Thanksgiving Point

The Bar Method

The Green Clean Effect

The Leonardo

Tito’s Vodka

Tracy Aviary

Trader Joe’s

Utah Symphony & Opera

Wasatch Community Acupuncture

Zao Asian Cafe