Kennedy Krieger Institute’s events are the perfect opportunity to put your organization’s brand in front of thousands of families and businesses in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area, while at the same time helping the more than 27,000 children and families that we serve each year.

Support from corporate and individual partners enable Kennedy Krieger to sustain and grow our patient care programs, our research initiatives and our educational opportunities for children and young adults, while enhancing awareness and positive perception of your brand.

Sponsorship benefits may include:

  • Free tickets to share with your employees or customers
  • Volunteer opportunities for your employees
  • Opportunities for the display of signage at our events
  • Brand recognition
  • And much more!

Our signature events attract thousands of participants—and major media coverage. As a sponsor, you will share those spotlights and send a strong message to your customers, partners and employees that you’re making a difference in the lives of children and young adults with special needs and our shared community.

Our events have received awards and recognition from the following local publications


 

Ready to get involved?

Join this generous group of businesses and organizations who are helping children pursue all that's possible while enhancing their brand exposure to thousands.

With events ranging from our signature holiday event, to a derby-themed gala, to a 5K race, we offer a variety of opportunities to partner with us and increase your company's visibility. Learn more about all of our events in the listing below.

Interested in supporting Kennedy Krieger? Let us put together a customized proposal for you. Please contact Allyson Peters by email at Events@KennedyKrieger.org, or by phone at 443-923-7300.

 


Signature Events

Festival of Trees: A Holiday Celebration - November 29–December 1, 2024

November 29–December 1, 2024
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD

A woman stands on stage and sings before a crowd at Festival of Trees.

As one of the largest fundraising events in Baltimore, Festival of Trees serves as the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season for thousands of Baltimore-area families. This holiday celebration benefits kids at Kennedy Krieger and kicks off the most wonderful time of the year, with designer-decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses on display and for sale; gift boutiques; rides and games; food; an online auction; and live entertainment on all three days!

Hats and Horses: A Derby-Themed Gala - May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

A crowd shot of Hats & Horses. The photo is taken from the back of the room, showing people seating at round banquet tables.

Hats & Horses is an annual derby-themed gala hosted by the Women’s Initiative Network for Kennedy Krieger. Guests enjoy cuisine by Linwoods, specialty cocktails, an auction and dancing! Each year, the event welcomes more than 300 engaged community leaders who are committed to supporting Baltimore’s business, retail and nonprofit communities. More details for the 2024 event coming soon. Proceeds from this event benefit a different program at Kennedy Krieger Institute each year.

ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger: A 5K and Fun Walk - April 20, 2024

April 20, 2024
Baltimore City

ROAR For Kids 5K participants line up at the starting line.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2024, ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a 5K Race, low mileage walk, and a family festival featuring fun and excitement for the whole family. Usually held on the last Saturday in April, the event welcomes more than 1,000 participants and includes adaptive games and activities, entertainment and refreshments, the famous Mascot Challenge and much more! Participants will enjoy ROAR swag, fundraising prizes and incentives, goodies, and giveaways.

ROAR for Kids at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a safe, inclusive space where like-minded people and children and families of all abilities can come together to celebrate everything that is special about Kennedy Krieger Institute. More details for the 2024 event coming soon.

Other Fun Events

Center for Autism Charity Golf Event - August 5, 2024

August 5, 2024

Golfers sit in red golf carts at the 2022 Center for Autism Charity Golf Outing.

The Center for Autism Services, Science and Innovation (CASSI™, formerly known as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, or CARD) Charity Golf Event will be held at the esteemed Country Club of Maryland. Featuring a beautiful day on the course, including lunch and dinner, giveaways and contests. Attendees may register to golf individually or as a group for four. Not a golfer? You can still support the event by joining us for dinner and the awards reception. More details for the 2024 event coming soon. This event benefits the more than 1,000 patients and families treated by CASSI.

National Capital Region Security Forum Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery - October 2, 2023

October 2, 2023
Mount Vernon Country Club

A golf ball sitting on a tee.

The 10th Annual National Capital Region Security Forum Charity Golf Tournament will benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery, supporting Traumatic Brain Injury research and care for children and adolescents by improving the lives of those affected.Over the past nine years, this event has raised more than $0.5 million. Opportunities for both sponsorship and tournament registrations are available.

Baltimore Running Festival — Kennedy Krieger Charity Team - October 14, 2023

October 14, 2023
Baltimore City

Kennedy Krieger Baltimore Running Festival Charity Team

If you are looking to reach athletes, families and the greater mid-Atlantic physically-active community, then sponsoring Kennedy Krieger's Baltimore Running Festival Team is a great opportunity for you. As Kennedy Krieger Institute’s charity team, Team Kennedy Krieger raises funds for our rehabilitation programs, in which intensive, innovative therapies help individuals with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord gain or regain movement.

Team Kennedy Krieger has a charity tent at the event, among the tens of thousands of visitors who attend the marathon each year. Team Kennedy Krieger also supports adaptive sports and recreation opportunities through athlete scholarships, sponsorship of events and adaptive equipment purchases for kids and families served by the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Barrels & Bonfires: A Casual Fall Gathering - November 3, 2023

November 3, 2023
Farmacy Brewing, Reisterstown, MD

Six people pose for a group photo at Barrels & Bonfires 2022.

This fall, WIN hosts its second annual Barrels & Bonfires at Farmacy Brewing, embracing the warm and cozy elements of fall in Baltimore County’s horse country in a relaxed and inviting setting.

Guests will enjoy delicious food and music and the charm of this independent, family-owned gem of a farm-to-table brewery. WIN will also welcome Peter Wood, managing partner at The French Paradox Wines, and will partner with Caviar and Cupcakes to offer an array of savory and sweet culinary delights that will capture the flavors of the season.

Historically, this event funds a priority initiative, a program, or a piece of equipment at the Institute. Each year, WIN’s fall event welcomes more than 100 community partners committed to supporting Baltimore’s businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Over the past nine years, sponsors and guests have collectively raised more than $330,000 through this event to support the important work of Kennedy Krieger.

Kennedy Krieger Volunteer Opportunities

At Kennedy Krieger Institute, we understand that making an impact isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. That’s why we’re happy to offer a wide variety of opportunities—both inside and outside the Institute—to join our team and lend a helping hand to a child with a disability. Learn more about opportunities to get involved here.

National Conferences

Neurodiversity in the Workplace National Conference - October 27 – 29, 2024

October 27 – 29, 2024

A seated crowd watches a panel of speakers in a large conference room.

Connect with corporate leaders, nonprofits, human resources professionals, employers and service providers who work to ensure employment and/or higher education success for individuals with neurodiverse traits. This national conference features expert presenters and engaging discussions on using diverse and inclusive employment practices to build a dynamic workforce, enhance the workplace and help ensure equal access to employment.

 


Join this generous group of businesses and organizations who are helping children pursue all that's possible while enhancing their brand exposure to thousands.

These are just some of our generous sponsors.

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Let's discuss how you can join this list of committed, leading organizations

Through our event sponsorships, we offer a variety of opportunities to partner with us and increase your company's visibility. Interested in supporting Kennedy Krieger? Let us put together a customized proposal for you. Please contact Allyson Peters by email at Events@KennedyKrieger.org, or by phone at 443-923-7300.

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