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.
2024 Angel Fund Gala
Friday, March 1, 2024
Nikki Reed, Living kidney donor and radio personality on the 99.5 ZPL Smiley Morning Show
Attire for the event is formal, black tie optional.
Cocktails and Hors d’Oeuvres
Dinner and Entertainment
Live Music by Toy Factory
Silent auction 6:30 – 9:30 pm
The following hotels are in close proximity to The Crane Bay Event Center.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 lgagel@INDonorNetwork.org or 317.217.1282.