2018 Gratitude Report

2018 Gratitude Report:
Faces of Hope, Voices of Gratitude

This year’s gratitude report honors our donors—the many hundreds of individuals, families and organizations from around the world who choose to give to Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Without their generosity, the children and families we serve would not thrive as they do. Without their kindness, we would not be able to give 24,000 patients a year the treatments they need to live their lives to the fullest.

To all of our donors: Thank you!


Nancy and Preston Athey

The Gift of Music

Nancy and Preston combined their passion for music with their heartfelt desire to help children by funding new equipment and services for the Institute’s music and music therapy programs.

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Jesse Brown

Decades of Dedication

Jesse, a veteran and one of our many longtime donors, has given to the Institute since 1973. His first donation was only $5.

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Julie and Alan FanecaGiving to Find a Cure

Julie and Alan helped fund a clinical trial that led to a breakthrough in treatment for the debilitating seizures related to Sturge-Weber syndrome.

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Shelly and Joe GalliFunding a Brighter Future

Shelly and Joe are tireless fundraisers who want to help young adults about to age out of special education funding.

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Jane NeerA Lasting Legacy

Jane’s connection to Kennedy Krieger spans more than seven decades. By including the Institute in her will, her support will continue for decades to come.

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Jonathan BreslerFrom Patient to Donor

Once Jon was on the path to recovery, he knew what he had to do next: help his fellow patients—many of them kids—get their lives back, too.

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Ferguson FamilyHelping from Miles Away

New Zealanders Liz and Duncan are helping fund groundbreaking research that will benefit individuals with a very rare form of leukodystrophy.

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Gallery of Gratitude

Photos of our donors at Institute events.

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