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The “most fun black tie event in Metro Detroit” began 18 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 400 movers and shakers each year to eat, drink, and be merry. This 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 live music!

Check back soon for more details for our 2023 Kidney Ball!

Saturday, November 11, 2023
MotorCity Casino Hotel
Cocktail Reception at 6:00 PM
Dinner Served at 7:30 PM


Click here to see photos from the November 2022 Event.


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 shardin@nkfm.org.



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 lschutz@nkfm.org or 734-476-2064.

Thank you to our 2022 Kidney Ball Sponsors!

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