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. Jane Neer

    A Lasting Legacy

    Jane Neer’s connection to Kennedy Krieger spans more than seven decades. By including the Institute in her will, she’ll continue that connection for...

  2. Galli Family

    Funding a Brighter Future

    Shelly and Joe want to help as many young adults about to age out of special education funding as possible.

  3. Annabelle

    Giving to Find a Cure

    A family’s decision to fund a clinical trial led to a breakthrough in treatment for the debilitating seizures of Sturge-Weber syndrome.

  4. Jesse Brown

    Decades of Dedication

    Jesse Brown has donated to Kennedy Krieger every year since 1973.

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    The Gift of Music

    After taking one look at the teachers’ and therapists’ wish list, Nancy and Preston decided to fund it all.

  6. 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...

  7. Do & Dye Cut-A-Thon Celebrates 6 Years

    Do & Dye gives back through an annual Cut-A-Thon, raising more than more than $10,500.

  8. A ROAR-ing Good Time!

    Through the fog and clouds, smiles brightened the course as we ROARed for the children and families seen at Kennedy Krieger Institute!

  9. Chili Cook-off Birthday Party: How Else Would You Celebrate Turning One?

    Ethan turned one on March 25 th , which was cause for BIG celebration with a creative, fundraising twist. Ethan was born with a tongue and lip tie,...

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    Do ADHD ‘Super Powers’ Exist?

    With proper counseling, self-management techniques, and ongoing intervention and supports, a child can learn to lead a fulfilling life with ADHD.

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