2021 Gratitude Report

2021 Gratitude Report

Extraordinary Times,
Extraordinary Donors

With our annual gratitude report, we honor our donors—the many individuals, families and organizations around the world who choose to give to and support Kennedy Krieger Institute.

The pandemic has presented new challenges. But thanks to our amazing staff members and trainees, we’ve never wavered in our commitment to the children, teens and adults we serve. And thanks to our amazing donors, we’ve continued to be able to provide healthcare, education and support to our patients and students, and their families.

We’re grateful that so many people—whether as individuals or families, or through an organization—make the Institute a priority when it comes to giving back. Their extraordinary generosity allows our patients and students, and their families, to move forward, surpassing goals and fulfilling dreams.

To all of our donors: Thank you! To those considering becoming a donor or volunteer, please join us!

We invite you to read about some of our many donors in the stories below:

A headshot of Bradley Schlaggar, President and CEO of Kennedy KriegerA 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 helping patients and students during a challenging year.

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Left: Eleanor and Thomas Requard. Right: Robert and Audrey ClarkLasting Legacies

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

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A collage of two photos. On the left: Gary Zipper and his dog. Right: Jill and Michael SnyderGiving, Simplified

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

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Sarah Gehring and her husband, Michael TomaroGiving Back

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

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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.

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Clockwise, from top right: Jonathan, Sidney, Phyllis, Chloe and Sarah BreslerPermanent Impact

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

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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 KriegerTeam Players

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

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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!

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