Vita Redita (Latin for “Life Restored”) is the annual black tie-optional gala event sponsored by the U-M Transplant Center that is designed to raise much needed funds to support our patient emergency fund and Camp Michitanki.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vita Redita Gala may shift to a virtual event in November. Stay tuned for more details. Our plan prior to the pandemic was as follows:
Just for 2020, the Vita Redita Gala will step off campus to make room for a very special event at U-M. This means that we will not be at Michigan Stadium in 2020. The gala will instead return to the Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth, the home of the Vita Redita before we moved to the Big House.
Our temporary relocation is due to the 2020 Presidential Debate, to be hosted at Crisler Arena adjacent to the stadium on October 15, 2020. In 2020, the bye week (a Saturday during the season when our football team gets a week off) falls on October 31, and we don't want our guests to have to make a decision between the Vita Redita and Halloween!
While U-M is honored to host the Presidential Debate, it is a major event involving many weeks of site preparation. Additionally, related events will take place at the Jack Roth Stadium Club. We are pleased to be able to confirm that our Vita Redita Gala will be staged at the elegant and very capable Fox Hills. All of us will miss the locker room visits and running plays in our formal wear on the field, but we promise to make 2020 special and memorable. We invite you to stay in touch as we develop our plans for the 2020 Vita Redita.
The Vita Redita will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020.
We have already confirmed that the Vita Redita will return to the Big House October 23, 2021!
The Vita Redita Gala is presented with support from the Edwin J. and Ruth M. Shoemaker Foundation.
Individual tickets are $250 each. We welcome live and silent auction donations. Event sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Please call or email our events office at 734-232-0594.