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Springing the Kidney Ball ahead to April!

In speaking with our medical advisory board and wanting to keep everyone as safe as possible, we’ve decided not to hold the Kidney Ball in person in November. That being said, here are a couple of things that will put the spring back in your step!

Holiday Auction:

We’ll be holding an online auction with many of your holiday favorites including toys, holiday décor and spirits, gift baskets, sporting event tickets, and so much more!  This is a great way to do your holiday shopping while supporting the NKFM at the same time.  Be on the lookout for more information on the auction in mid-November.

Spring 2022 Kidney Ball:

The Kidney Ball just wouldn’t be “the most fun black tie event in metro Detroit” if we couldn’t all be together, so we’re moving the ever popular event to April 2, 2022 at MotorCity Casino Hotel! Look for updates soon on how you can join us.


Saturday, April 2, 2022Purchase Tickets button
MotorCity Casino Hotel


About the Kidney Ball:

Kidney Ball logoThe “most fun black tie event in Metro Detroit” began 16 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 500 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 rockin’ sounds of Your Generation in Concert.


Thank you to our 2021 Kidney Ball Sponsors!

 Loren and Deb Venegas



A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate at MotorCity Casino Hotel. Book Your Room

For questions or if you have trouble booking a room, please contact Lisa Schutz Jelic at [email protected] or 734-476-2064.

Each year, the Kidney Ball has more than 250 unique and exciting silent auction items and packages.  Check back often for updates on the auction.

If you're interested in donating a tax deductible item, package, or experience to the Kidney Ball auction, please contact Sharon Hardin at 734-765-5188 or [email protected].

The Kidney Ball would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. There are many opportunities to sponsor the Kidney Ball. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Jefferson Sponsor(s): $50,000
  • Woodward Sponsor(s): $25,000
  • Midtown Sponsor(s): $15,000
  • Grand Boulevard Sponsor(s): $10,000
  • Lafayette Sponsor(s): $6,000
  • Corktown Sponsor(s): $2,500
  • Trumbull Sponsor(s): $1,000

Additional opportunities are also available for making donations to the Kidney Ball Auction, purchasing an ad for the program book, or underwriting some of our award-winning children’s programs.

For questions about sponsorships, please contact Lisa Schutz Jelic at [email protected] or 734-476-2064.