Mardi Gras Kidney Ball

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 10th Annual Mardi Gras Kidney Ball in February!

Entering its 10th year in 2020, the Mardi Gras Kidney Ball is the premier masquerade ball in West Michigan benefitting the NKFM. This amazing event features a live and silent auction, raffles, cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and a fun Mardi Gras themed atmosphere. In addition, our program features the Mercy Health “gift of life” award recipient, honoring someone who has made an impact in the world of kidney disease, including doctors, patients, and donors. 

The money raised from the event helps support the many educational and prevention programs the NKFM offers throughout West Michigan.



The Mardi Gras Kidney Ball is the signature fundraising event for the Grand Rapids Branch. We greatly appreciate those who support this event and invite you to join us! It is with the help of sponsors that we can reach out and help those battling chronic kidney disease and assist in the prevention of it in West Michigan. Additional opportunities are also available for making donations to the Mardi Gras Kidney Ball Auction, purchasing an ad for the program book, or underwriting some of our award winning programs. 

Thank you to our 2020 Mardi Gras Kidney Ball Sponsors!




Tickets for the 2020 Mardi Gras Kidney Ball are sold out. If you would like to make a donation or submit an auction item, please call Val Cobbs at 616-458-9520 or [email protected].




Each year, the Mardi Gras Kidney Ball has more than 150 unique and exciting silent auction items and packages.  Check back often for updates to the auction.

If you're interested in donating a tax deductible item, package, or experience to the Mardi Gras auction, please call Val Cobbs at 616-458-9520 or [email protected].