The Hope Affair is the American Kidney Fund’s national, annual gala to raise awareness for kidney disease and spotlight extraordinary patients and friends in the community. We hope that you will join us on Wednesday, October 7th as we celebrate The Hope Affair 2020: Shining a Spotlight.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, friends and guests who supported The Hope Affair 2019: Building a Stronger Tomorrow. Because of generous supporters like you, The Hope Affair raised nearly $675,000 and we can’t thank you enough for your commitment to our mission.

To see photos from the evening, please click here, and we hope that you will join us on Wednesday, October 7th for The Hope Affair 2020!

Watch this video to learn more about our 2019 KidneyNation Award recipients.

Date, Location and Time

The Hope Affair 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Washington, D.C.
6:30 Cocktail Reception
7:30 Dinner and Program

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Sponsor and Ticket Information

Click here for sponsorship and ticket information.

For more information, please contact Megan Harbold at 240.292.7067 or

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Help us select the American Kidney Fund’s 2020 Hero of Hope

Do you know an inspirational dialysis or kidney transplant patient who is overcoming the challenges of living with kidney failure and spreading hope in their community? We’d like to hear their story. Fill out a form and tell us about your Hero of Hope. He or she may be our honored guest at our virtual gala, The Hope Affair, in October!

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2020 Event Sponsors

Diamond sponsor

Bronze sponsor

Crystal sponsors

Turquoise sponsors

Circle of Friends

BGR Group



VIP sponsors

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

LaVarne A. Burton

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