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.

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    A New, Uplifting Video About Kennedy Krieger Institute

    We offer you a new, uplifting video about Kennedy Krieger Institute, our patients and the unique work being done every day.

  2. Mark and Sandy Furst

    Giving Kids and Families a Chance

    The Mark and Sandy Furst Scholarship Fund honors Mark’s legacy by supporting families with children attending PACT’s medical child care program.

  3. Matthew and Ed Slattery

    Helping Others Have Hope

    After Kennedy Krieger therapists gave his son a second chance at life, Ed Slattery set up a fund to help other kids get that second chance, too.

  4. 2020 Gratitude Report

    2020 Gratitude Report Giving Back, Moving Forward With our annual Gratitude Report, we honor our donors—the many individuals, families and...

  5. Mitch and Jeanette Ribak with their granddaughter, Lola.

    Raising Funds and Awareness

    When the Ribaks learned their granddaughter had Sturge-Weber syndrome, they decided to help not just her, but all those with the rare condition.

  6. Matt and Dulany Dent

    Giving Together

    For many years, Dulany and Matt Dent, along with their three children, have supported Kennedy Krieger in ways that are both numerous and distinct.

  7. Matthew and Maggie Schneider at a music recital.

    Our Next Generation of Givers

    Violinists Maggie and Matthew Schneider use their talents to make the world a better place.

  8. A photo of Karen Colvin

    The Gift of Communication

    Inspired by the passion of Kennedy Krieger’s staff, Karen Colvin chose unique and caring ways to give to the Institute

  9. Nancy Grasmick reads a book to a group of children.

    Lifelong Dedication

    As a legacy donor to Kennedy Krieger, Dr. Nancy Grasmick is helping ensure the Institute’s excellence for generations to come.

  10. Tana Hope

    How To Help Your Family Succeed During COVID-19 - Free Webinar

    Over many years, experts at Kennedy Krieger have developed, tested and taught tools and tips for families dealing with difficulties, and these can...