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. Barbara and Ron Walcher

    Making a Difference, Together

    Early in their marriage, the Walchers found that by living simply, they could give liberally.

  2. Back row: Nick Cortezi, Leslie Bellavia, and Meg and Lynn Cortezi. Front row: Finn and Ben Bellavia-Cortezi.

    All In for Kennedy Krieger

    Once Ben was on the road to recovery, his family started thinking about how they could help other families at Kennedy Krieger.

  3. Kennedy Krieger patient Landon with his family

    2019 Gratitude Report

    2019 Gratitude Report: A Celebration of Giving With our annual gratitude report, we honor our donors—the many individuals, families and organizations...

  4. Oscar Statue

    Autism and the 2019 Oscars: Neurodiversity Efforts in the Film Industry

    Did you know that several of the Oscar-nominated movies this year were perfected by a small group of young adults with autism hired by Marvel Studios...

  5. AFM Story

    When Helping a Friend’s Child Means Helping Children Everywhere

    One of Kennedy Krieger’s newest donors took action to help his coworker’s son—and other children around the world. What would you do if you found out...

  6. Safeway Foundation Presents Kennedy Krieger Institute with $10,000 Grant

    The Safeway Foundation awarded Kennedy Krieger Institute with a $10,000 grant to support research at the Institute.

  7. Wine Walkabout 2018

    Wine Walkabout Raises $43,000 for Kennedy Krieger

    The proceeds benefit research at Kennedy Krieger by Dr. Mark Mahone, director of the Institute’s Department of Neuropsychology.

  8. FOT 2018

    Festival of Trees Kicks Off the Holiday Season

    Kennedy Krieger Institute’s 29th annual Festival of Trees, held over Thanksgiving weekend, was a huge success!

  9. Woodruff Event Group

    A Special Tribute to Institute Advocate Judy Woodruff

    Nearly 300 people gathered at the Capital Hilton for Kennedy Krieger’s celebration of “Whatever It Takes: A Tribute to Judy Woodruff”

  10. Neurodiversity Conference Group

    Kennedy Krieger’s Neurodiversity Initiative

    Kennedy Krieger Institute formed a neurodiversity task force earlier this year to focus on neurodiversity in the workplace.