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. Buckles Kids

    Unbreakable Spirit

    Imagine having not one, but two children with spinal cord injuries. For the Buckles family, this is their reality.

  2. ADHD Highlighted

    We’re Thinking About ADHD All Wrong

    In the last twenty years, there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnoses.

  3. Gordon Family

    Giving is a Family Affair

    Jack says he enjoys seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces when he volunteers with kids at Kennedy Krieger.

  4. Exterior of Kennedy Krieger's New Building

    Stavros Niarchos Foundation Contributes $500,000 to Capital Campaign

    The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has committed $500,000 to Kennedy Krieger’s capital campaign, playing a large role in funding its new building.

  5. Parent with Child in Doctor's Office

    Stulman Charitable Foundation Supports Mental Health Services with $100,000 Grant

    The Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation recently granted $100,000 to Kennedy Krieger for mental health efforts.

  6. 2 boys with computer

    Charles Crane Family Foundation Commits $10,000 to Support Youth Violence Prevention Video

    The Charles Crane Family Foundation has contributed $10,000 to support the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.

  7. Mental Health Professional with Children

    Herbert Bearman Foundation Contributes $25,000 to Mental Health Efforts

    The Herbert Bearman Foundation has granted $25,000 to Kennedy Krieger to recruit and train mental health professionals.

  8. Doctor Working with Child

    Casa De Espana Makes $6,000 Grant

    Casa De Espana has recently given a $6,000 unrestricted grant to Kennedy Krieger to further the Institute’s mission.

  9. Teen Giving Initiative students with a check for Kennedy Krieger.

    Teen Giving Initiative Supports Child Life Department with $2,090 Grant

    The Teen Giving Initiative committed $2,090 to Kennedy Krieger to enhance its Child Life playroom/therapy center.

  10. Hope Through Motion logo

    Hope Through Motion Fundraiser to Honor and Support Spinal Cord Injury Patients

    Family and friends gathered at the Annapolis Maritime Museum to honor Spinal Cord Injury patient, Steve Ritterbush, and raise critical funds.