Save the Date

39th Annual Kidney Ball

The Washington Hilton, Washington DC

November 23, 2019

Save the date for the 39th Annual Kidney Ball, the largest gala in the U.S. celebrating the significant strides we’ve made in the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease…thanks to the generosity of our supporters! The event features cocktail hour, gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, an inspiring mission appeal, and world class entertainment. Tickets are $500 each. Corporate sponsorships range from $2,500 – $50,000. Call 202.244.7900 ext. 702.

Upcoming Events

Kidney Walk

October 12 | Freedom Plaza

The Faces of Kidney Disease

Hear from these kidney transplant recipients and living donors about how kidney disease and organ donation changed their lives.

Become a Sponsor

Each year the Annual Kidney Ball helps make a difference in the lives of kidney patients in our communities. Now, you can get involved. Learn more about how you can become a sponsor today.

2019 Kidney Ball Chair

Paul Smith

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Public Sector, North America

Red Hat


What should I wear?

The 37th Annual Kidney Ball is a Black Tie Optional event.

When will I receive my tickets?

No physical tickets will be issued for this event. You will check in at the registration table upon your arrival and receive everything you need.

What is the deadline for purchasing tickets or a sponsorship?

The deadline for purchasing tickets, sponsorship, and sending in names November 8.

I’m unable to attend but want to support the National Kidney Foundation

Thank you! Please make your donation through the Donate page of this website. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated!

Do you need the names of each individual guest?

Yes, we need names of all attendees, regardless of whether you’ve purchased individual tickets or if you are attending with a sponsoring organization. Please submit guest names no later than Friday, November 8.

Kidney Ball Accommodations

The Washington Hilton is offering a special room rate of $189 for Kidney Ball guests, Deluxe Guest Room with 2 Double Beds or Deluxe Guest Room with 1 King Bed.

Reservations can be made by calling: 1-800-HILTONS and referring to group code: NKB

The last day to make reservations in the block is October 22, 2019.

Get in Touch

Have a question about the event? Want to learn more about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities? Let us know using the forms below. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 38th Annual Kidney Ball!

The Reality Of Kidney Disease


Fueled by passion and urgency, NKF is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education, and accelerating change.

Make a Real

Generous donors like you are the reason why we’re able to help patients and families live fulfilling lives. Help contribute to the National Kidney Foundation’s mission with a general, memorial or honor donation. Every amount helps in the fight to defeat kidney disease for good.