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The “most fun black tie event in Metro Detroit” began 13 years ago as a one time event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the NKFM.  Brought back by popular demand, this event hosts more than 700 movers and shakers each year to eat, drink, and be merry.  This festive pre-holiday event features hundreds of unique auction items, including the popular Kids Auction Toy Room, a very animated live auction, and the chance to “buy” a piece of our kids programs.  Guests also enjoy the “Candy Bar” courtesy of Mars Snackfood as well as the rockin’ sounds of Your Generation in Concert featuring Fifty Amp Fuse in the Sound Board.

2017 Honorary Co-Chairs
Duane McLean - Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Detroit Tigers
Ed J. Peper - U.S. Vice President, GM Fleet & Commercial

2017 Event Co-Chairs
Jon Krebs - Madison Heights Glass Company, Inc.
Jeff Chandler - VTC Insurance Group


Thank you for attending the 2017 Kidney Ball! Check out some of the pictures from the night!

Check out our 2017 Kidney Ball video!


The Kidney Ball is the signature fundraising event for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. The success the event has had over the last 12 years has been in large part to our generous sponsors. Below is a list of some of the key sponsors for the 2017 Kidney Ball. If you're interested in sponsoring the Kidney Ball, please contact Lisa Schutz Jelic at [email protected] or 734-222-9800.




For more information on tickets or sponsoring the 2018 event contact Lisa Schutz Jelic at [email protected] or 734-222-9800 ext 210.


Auction 1 photoEach year, the Kidney Ball has more than 250 eclectic and unique silent auction items and packages. The energetic live auction is a "must-see" part of the evening. In years past the live auction included items such as an at-home feast prepared by an Executive Chef for you and seven friends, Detroit Tigers experience packages, Broadway Show tickets, and a week in a castle in Italy.  

Auction 2 photoIf you're interested in donating a tax deductible item, package, or experience to the Kidney Ball auction, please contact Sharon Hardin at [email protected] or 734-222-9800 ext 209.