Gift of Life Celebration

2023 Gift of Life Celebration

Sunday, April 30, 2023, 2 pm EDT

Event Details

The 2023 Gift of Life Celebration will be hosted in person and virtually. Guests have the option to attend in person at Indiana Roof Ballroom or to watch a live broadcast of the celebration at 2 pm EDT on April 30.

This year’s Gift of Life Celebration will include a story of hope and healing from the family of a donor hero and a tribute ceremony highlighting those who have given the gift of life. The program will last approximately 90 minutes.

Gift of Life Celebration - 2023
Do you want to submit a memorial tribute for your loved one? Memorial tributes will be displayed in the tribute video during the 2023 Gift of Life Celebration program and in an online gallery.
Please note, if you do not submit a memorial tribute, your loved one will not be featured during the 2023 Gift of Life Celebration program, even if you submitted a tribute for past years’ ceremonies.

Your Loved One's Tribute

e.g. Jr., Sr.
Would you like to include a photo? *
Photo of Loved One *
Maximum upload size: 1.54MB
If possible, please upload a large, high-resolution photo. If the image is too small, it may appear pixelated when displayed.
Optional; 70 character limit.
Optional; no word limit. This text will be included in the online tribute gallery. In addition to your tribute, you are welcome to include how your loved one made an impact as an organ, tissue and/or eye donor hero.

**By submitting a tribute, you are authorizing Indiana Donor Network to use, print, publish and/or otherwise release any past or present images/tributes you provide for the purpose of creating aforementioned material. The material will become public and may also be used for Indiana Donor Network publications to educate the public about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation.
Would you like to attend the 2023 Gift of Life Celebration?
Do you plan to attend virtually or in person?

In person Attendance

Check-in opens at 1 pm with the program beginning promptly at 2 pm.

Complimentary valet parking will be available on-site.

Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Immediately following the program, there will be a reception with light refreshments as well as another opportunity to view your loved one’s tribute.

Virtual Attendance

Beginning at 11 am EDT on Sunday, April 30, 2023, a link will be available to watch the Gift of Life Celebration live.
The program will begin at 2 pm EDT.

How to prepare for the virtual Gift of Life Celebration:

If you are not familiar with virtual events or this is your first time attending one, here are a few helpful tips.
  • Familiarize yourself with how to navigate the virtual platform.
  • If you are having difficulties logging in, please call the help line for assistance. This number will be posted prior to the event.
As you get ready, you may consider the following tips:
  • Give yourself at least five minutes before the ceremony starts to log on and set up.
  • Be in a place that will provide comfort, privacy and quiet.
  • Have a nearby window open for fresh air.
  • Bring a candle and lighter to join the candle-lighting ceremony.
  • Have a photo of your loved one close.
  • Bring a soothing beverage, such as a glass of water, a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Because the event can be emotional, if you are watching the event alone, consider having someone to check in with you afterward, such as a friend or family member.


I am having trouble accessing the 2023 virtual Gift of Life Celebration.

Beginning at 11 am EDT April 30, there will be a help line phone number posted on this website. At that time, someone on our team will be able to assist you with logging on and answering any of your questions about how to watch the virtual event.


I want to join, but I cannot make it at the scheduled time and date. Can I watch it later?

We’re sorry to miss you! Rest assured, we are recording the program, and it will be available to view at on Wednesday, May 10.

Who do I contact with questions about my loved one’s donation?

Please contact our aftercare support team. They are available from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday, and from 9 am to 1 pm on Friday and can be reached at or 888.275.4676 (press 4).

Memorial Tributes

The galleries are very large, so please allow a few minutes to load.

2022 Gift of Life Celebration