The Hope Affair, the American Kidney Fund’s national gala, is an annual celebration of the people who inspire us in the fight against kidney disease. The event brings together the renal community, national policymakers, patients and advocates for an inspirational evening to shine a bright spotlight on kidney disease, and raise funds to support our lifesaving programs and services. We look forward to your joining the American Kidney Fund at “The Hope Affair 2017—Imagine the Possibilities” for what promises to be an evening of inspiration and celebration.

For more information, please contact Megan Harbold at 240.292.7067 or

2017 Date and location

The Hope Affair 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Washington, D.C.

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Sponsor and ticket information

Sponsorships and individual tickets can be purchased online. Or for more information, please contact Megan Harbold at 240.292.7067 or

If you’re not able participate, please consider making a donation to help the American Kidney Fund provide lifesaving services to kidney patients.

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2017 Event sponsors

Silver sponsors

Bronze sponsors

Crystal sponsors

Turquoise sponsors

Circle of Friends

American Medical Technologists

ColorNet Printing & Graphics

Copilevitz & Canter

Gordon & Rees LLP

Paul and Sonya Brathwaite


BGR Group

BrightVine Solutions

Eli Lilly

Hartman Executive Advisors

Mutual of America


WAUSAU Financial Systems, a Deluxe® company

Gail and Warren Wick

John and Becky Weidenbruch

VIP sponsors

Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Atlantech Online

Avenue Solutions

Brookfield Property Partners

George Burton

The CauseWay Agency

The Choice

Corporate Press

Hansa Medical

Jerry Klepner

Korn Ferry

Robert B. Lewis

Tim and Ruth Morgan

Larry Warren

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