2023 “Reaching Beyond The Stars” Gala

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2023 “Reaching Beyond The Stars” Gala

October 21 @ 6:30 pm 10:00 pm EDT

The National Kidney Foundation of Indiana invites you to partner with us in celebrating Transplantation at our Annual Reaching Beyond the Stars Gala on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Crane Bay Event Center in downtown Indianapolis.

The field of nephrology has reached the stars with gains in transplantation. However, there is much more on the horizon and we are Reaching Beyond the Stars to enhance the lives of those impacted by kidney disease.  We need YOUR help to reach the next level in educating about kidney disease and transplantation!

About the Event

Join us as we honor two outstanding leaders in their respective fields; Janes Estes, Vice President of PNC Bank and Carrie Phillips, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at IU Health. These two women have made significant strides in their respective fields that have enabled the NKFI and numerous nephrologists to help Hoosier kidney patients statewide. Your support of these two honorees and the NKFI enables the many free programs provided by the NKFI including Kidney Camp for children with kidney disease, emergency financial assistance, kidney health screenings and more!

Jane Estes

Vice President of PNC Bank

Carrie Phillips, MD

Professor of pathology and laboratory Medicine at IU Health


This year we are very excited to be holding our annual black-tie event at the fabulous Crane Bay Event Center

551 W. Merrill St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225


Tickets are $250 per person. You can also reserve a private table for 8 at $2000.


As always, we will be holding an auction with fabulous items: travel experiences, signed memorabilia, restaurant gift certificates, electronics, allocated bourbon, and much more! The silent auction will be hosted on your smart phone and you do not need to be present at the 2023 NKFI Gala to bid and win items. If you win silent auction items but aren’t in attendance, NKFI staff will contact you post-event to make arrangements for you to secure your winning items.

The live auction is hosted for Gala attendees and will include an eBike and the ever-popular “Send a Child to Kidney Camp”.


Several levels of sponsorship are available.