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. Milkshake on Stage

    2017 Festival of Trees Event Wrap Up

    The 28th annual Festival of Trees was a huge success! More than 45,000 attendees kicked off the season at the MD State Fairgrounds.

  2. Girl With Gift

    Making the Holidays Special: Ideas for Families of Children with Special Needs

    While the holiday season can be a magical time for many families, it can also present unique challenges for families of children with special needs.

  3. ‘Art of Unlocking Potential’ Reception

    More than 100 people attended the Oct. 9 opening night reception for the “Art of Unlocking Potential” art exhibit.

  4. Building under construction

    Topping Off the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building

    When completed, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building will be a major addition to Kennedy Krieger Institute’s existing outpatient center.

  5. Van Brooks

    Once an Injured Football Star, Now a Community Leader

    Overcoming a difficult challenge led Van Brooks to discover a new path to a meaningful future.

  6. Patient and instructor on aquatic treadmill

    Craig Nielsen Foundation Makes $97,650 Grant for Therapeutic Aquatic Treadmill

    The Craig Nielsen Foundation has made a $97,650 grant to help acquire an above-ground aquatic treadmill.

  7. Patient with aquatic therapy instructor

    Cole Foundation Supports International Center for Spinal Cord Injury with $25,000 Grant

    The Cole Foundation has made a $25,000 grant to Kennedy Krieger’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury.

  8. Male student smiling

    Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation Contributes $15,000 to High School Career and Technology Center

    The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation has given $15,000 for resource rooms in the Kennedy Krieger High School.

  9. Boy in wheelchair with chalk muscles

    LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust Gives $15,000 to Kennedy Krieger

    The LaVerna Hahn Charitable Trust has given $15,000 to Kennedy Krieger to further the Institute’s mission.

  10. Treadmill for Fitness Room

    Herbert Bearman Foundation Provides $14,641 for Fitness Program Upgrades

    The Herbert Bearman Foundation has granted Kennedy Krieger $14,641 to purchase new gym equipment for students with disabilities.

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