Making a Difference

Every day, people like you make a difference in the life of a child at Kennedy Krieger.

Welcome! There are many ways to make a difference in a child’s life, and just as many stories about how people—like you—have helped us fulfill our mission. This blog tells those stories. Check back regularly for inspiring stories, reports from our special events, and information about new initiatives and opportunities for you to get involved.

  1. Festival of Trees

    Santa Needs Elves!

    Plans are quickly coming together for the Institute's annual Festival of Trees, the largest holiday-themed festival of its kind on the East Coast.

  2. Jourdan

    Video: Meet Jourdan, a Patient at Our Spinal Cord Injury Center

    Jourdan, 7, was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disease of the spinal cord that results in flaccid paralysis, 2 years ago.

  3. Sheri’s Story

    Involvement with Team Kennedy Krieger at the annual Baltimore Running Festival has helped Sheri learn to lead a more independent lifestyle.

  4. Wrights

    Gifts With Impact and Meaning

    Longtime donors Sam and Donna Wright wanted to do something special to honor a Kennedy Krieger faculty member who had helped their daughter.

  5. Goldstein

    Honoring Dr. Goldstein

    A celebration honoring Dr. Gary W. Goldstein’s 30 years of leadership as Kennedy Krieger Institute’s president and CEO was held on June 26.

  6. Schlaggar

    Meet Dr. Bradley Schlaggar—Our New President and CEO!

    Earlier this summer, we sat down with Dr. Schlaggar to learn more about him. Here’s what he shared.

  7. WIN Sponsors Camp SOAR for Former Inpatients and Siblings

    Camp SOAR is designed to enhance sibling relationships, and it offers team-building activities, tools and strategies for carrying over the lessons...

  8. Hats and Horses

    Hats & Horses 2018 Raises More Than $300,000

    On Friday, May 4, 2018, more than 370 people attended the third annual Derby-themed Hats & Horses fundraiser for Kennedy Krieger Institute.

  9. Office of Philanthropy Hosts Annual Kennedy Krieger Society Reception

    The 22nd annual Kennedy Krieger Society reception took place on May 10 at the home of Henry and Dot Rosenberg.

  10. Son’s Success in Feeding Program Inspires Family Fund

    When Austin was 18 months old, doctors determined he would need to be treated by a program focused on feeding disorders.