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. Buy a Home, Sell a Home, Do Good.

    Real Estate Charities leverages home buying and selling to help patients at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

  2. Gallery of Gratitude

    Gallery of Gratitude

    See how Kennedy Krieger’s supporters made a difference in the lives of the Institute’s patients and students, and their families, over the past year!

  3. Left to right: David Sweiderk, president and CEO of SECU; Sarah Ryan, director of the SECU MD Foundation; Jen Doyle, director of leadership giving for Kennedy Krieger; and Dr. Bradley L. Schlaggar, president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger

    Team Players

    Local credit union SECU donates funds and volunteer time to help Kennedy Krieger’s patients and students, and their families.

  4. Clockwise, from top right: Jonathan, Sidney, Phyllis, Chloe and Sarah Bresler

    Permanent Impact

    When Jonathan Bresler learned the Institute’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury needed more space, he was determined to help.

  5. Laura and Kevin Wille

    'We Believe in Kennedy Krieger'

    Laura Wille’s passion for volunteering at Kennedy Krieger is fueled by the dedication and joy she witnesses there.

  6. Sarah Gehring and her husband, Michael Tomaro

    Giving Back

    Sarah Gehring, a former patient at Kennedy Krieger, gives back to honor those who’ve helped her.

  7. A collage of two photos. On the left: Gary Zipper and his dog. Right: Jill and Michael Snyder

    Giving, Simplified

    Donor-advised funds make it easy for Gary Zipper and Jill and Michael Snyder to give to Kennedy Krieger.

  8. 2021 Gratitude Report

    With our annual gratitude report, we honor our donors who choose to give to and support Kennedy Krieger Institute.

  9. Left: Eleanor and Thomas Requard. Right: Robert and Audrey Clark

    Lasting Legacies

    Eleanor Requard’s and Audrey Clark’s generous bequests allow Kennedy Krieger to increase and diversify its staff of world-class scientists and...

  10. A headshot of Bradley Schlaggar, President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger

    A Letter of Gratitude

    Dr. Bradley Schlaggar, our president and CEO, thanks Kennedy Krieger's staff members and trainees, and our generous donors, for their commitment to...

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