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Fundraising & Special Events

Kennedy Krieger Institute events are uplifting, enjoyable and a great way to bring family and community together. With a variety of fundraisers, professional conferences and special events related to the important work done at Kennedy Krieger Institute, you're sure to find a number of areas in which you can get involved. From continuing education conferences for both professionals and caregivers, to major fundraising events and local organization meetings, there are numerous opportunities from which you can choose. Please take a moment to explore all of the exciting things that are happening and make plans to attend and support our work.

Several Institute events, such as Festival of Trees and ROAR for Autism, help raise significant funding for our programs. The success of these events relies heavily on much appreciated corporate sponsorships, volunteers and your continued support.

Featured Event:


Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees


Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees is a three-day holiday-themed festival held to raise funds for research, treatment, education and community programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The focal point of the event is the holiday décor which features more than 600 spectacular holiday trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses created by local designers, artists, organizations and community groups. Additional attractions include live holiday entertainment, more than 100 season merchants, children’s craft and game area, magical carousel, “reindeer” pony rides and, of course, Santa. For more information visit www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org

Volunteers are Always Welcome

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and corporations who are interested in donating their time and talents. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Volunteering can be a very rewarding answer to that question. Volunteers are needed for all of our special events and are always welcome and much appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering for these or any other events, please contact events@kennedykrieger.org to keep your address up-to-date in our database.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about these events, please contact the Special Events Team at 443-923-7300. If you are interested in helping Kennedy Krieger by organizing a benefit or by volunteering as a fundraiser, please visit our "Plan Your Event" page.