Angel Fund Gala

Join us to celebrate the gift of life and raise funds for the Indiana Donor Network Foundation Angel Fund. Enjoy fundraising activities, games, a silent auction and live music while showing your support for transplant recipients and the families of donor heroes.

Friday, March 1, 2024

The Crane Bay Event Center

Friday, March 1, 2024

The Crane Bay Event Center

2024 Angel Fund Gala

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 6:30 pm

The Crane Bay Event Center
551 W. Merrill St., Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Friday, March 1, 2024

The Crane Bay Event Center
551 W. Merrill St., Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Hosted by

Nikki Reed, Living kidney donor and radio personality on the 99.5 ZPL Smiley Morning Show

Table sponsorship includes registration for eight guests.

Attire for the event is formal, black tie optional.

6:30 pm

Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres

7:00 pm

Dinner and Entertainment

8:15 pm


9:00 pm

Live Music by Toy Factory

Silent auction 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Hotel Recommendations

The following hotels are in close proximity to The Crane Bay Event Center.

50 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

JW Marriott
10 S. West St., Indianapolis

The Alexander
333 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis

2024 Champions for Donation

Champions for Donation are individuals and organizations undertaking exceptional efforts to advance organ and tissue donation and transplantation, either through direct professional work or advocacy on behalf of the mission of Indiana Donor Network. Their continued dedication to saving and healing lives is truly outstanding. We are excited to celebrate the 2024 Champions for Donation at this year’s Angel Fund Gala.

Susie Guyer

Chief Communication and Engagement Officer
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Almost all organ donor registrations occur at a Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch. Susie has been instrumental in increasing the education on organ donation available to Hoosiers when they visit the BMV. One such initiative was the Mascots4Life campaign, which featured the Indianapolis Colts’ mascot Blue in donation education materials to all of Indiana’s 137 BMV branches. Susie continuously demonstrates an exceptional commitment to the mission of Indiana Donor Network, using creativity and a collaborative spirit to help save lives through organ donation.

Click here to read Susie’s full bio.

Mike Keller

Keller Mortuary Services

Mike has been an instrumental partner for Indiana Donor Network as a lead on the Funeral Council. He provides honest feedback and recommendations that have positively impacted relationships with funeral directors while serving the families of donor heroes. His dedication to improving communication and increasing collaboration helps improve lifesaving donation and transplantation.

Click here to read Mike’s full bio.

Johnson County Coroner’s Office

Under the leadership of Coroner Michael Pruitt

The Johnson County, Indiana Coroner’s Office in Franklin, Indiana, provides professional, compassionate, and timely death investigations in Johnson County. They aim to conduct thorough examinations, preserve evidence, and document relevant information surrounding each death case. In addition to investigative duties, the Johnson County Coroner’s Office also plays a critical role in supporting the families of the deceased.

Michael Pruitt

Michael successfully implemented the Indiana Donor Network coroner’s office referral program. Since implementing the program in 2020, his office has called in 365 referrals resulting in the healing of 2,652 people through tissue donation. Programs and partnerships like these serve as models for peers throughout the state, inspiring and guiding others to similarly work with Indiana Donor Network to save and heal lives.

Click here to read Michael’s full bio.

The Indiana Donor Network Foundation Angel Fund supports transplant recipients with expenses and provides grief support to the families, specifically children, of donor heroes.

Helping Transplant Recipients

Transplant recipients have been given the gift of life, and they need to be able to sustain that gift. The Angel Fund provides needed financial assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford the medications required to keep them healthy, as well as assistance with other costs. For more information on how Angel Fund supports transplant recipients, click here.

Donor Hero Camp

The Angel Fund provides grief support and materials to the children of donor families. It also funds the annual Donor Hero Camp, where children can honor their loved ones, connect with other children and experience hope and healing. For more information on Donor Hero Camp, click here.

By joining us at our gala and/or donating directly to the Angel Fund, you’re helping to ensure transplant recipients stay healthy and granting donor family children access to the resources they need throughout their grief journey.
Thank you for your support.

Sponsorship Opportunities

By partnering with Indiana Donor Network Foundation for the Angel Fund Gala, you are directly supporting transplant recipients and the families of donor heroes.

Sponsorship will highlight your support in saving and healing lives through organ and tissue donation to an audience of approximately 250 guests, including business and healthcare executives, clinicians and community partners. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or a customized partnership, please contact Lynn Gagel at or 317.217.1282.

Thank You to Our 2024 Event Sponsors.