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Click here to see photos from our 2019 Kidney Ball! 

The “most fun black tie event in Metro Detroit” began 14 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 everyone who came to the Kidney ball on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center!


Event Co-Chairs
Duane McLean Detroit Tigers
Scott LaRiche Lou LaRiche Chevrolet
Dr. John Magee University of Michigan Transplant Center


Check out our 2018 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 2019 Kidney Ball. If you're interested in sponsoring the 2019 Kidney Ball, please contact Lisa Schutz Jelic at [email protected] or 734-222-9800.




Purchase Tickets buttonTo purchase tickets for the Kidney Ball , visit the button on the right.

To reserve a hotel room with the discounted rate just for the 2019 Kidney Ball, visit  

For more information or to sponsor the 2019 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.