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. Giving Back, Together

    Dr. Ron Walcher and his wife, Barbara, both members of the Kennedy Krieger Society, met 60 years ago this year.

  2. Swim-A-Thon for Patients Diagnosed with AFM

    Although this is a rare disease, Josef Kay did something very special for a child with AFM who was helped at Kennedy Krieger.

  3. Dave Hickey and Pablo Pineyro

    Standing Up for Neurodiversity

    BD joins Kennedy Krieger to promote neurodiversity in the workplace.

  4. Paul (left) and Susan (center) Wolman meet with Alexandra Chrissell, a Baltimore City Public Schools teacher and Teach For America fellow

    A Family Tradition

    Supporting a special education initiative at Kennedy Krieger was a natural fit for the Wolman family.

  5. Lainy LeBow-Sachs

    A Lasting Legacy

    Lainy's 23 years of outreach and fundraising for Kennedy Krieger have inspired thousands to support the Institute.

  6. Landon Brown, pictured holding an award he received in recognition of his fundraising efforts

    Champion for Kennedy Krieger

    One of the Institute's youngest donors found his passion for sports at Kennedy Krieger.

  7. Last summer, WIN members raised money for a mobile digital game unit. Back row: Lisa Vogel and Aimee Fulchino. Front row: inpatients using the unit

    For the Good of Others

    WIN's co-presidents are passionate about helping Kennedy Krieger's patients and their families.

  8. Barbara and Ron Walcher

    Making a Difference, Together

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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...