The Kennedy Krieger Society is a group of loyal, generous donors who make annual contributions of $1,000 or more to Kennedy Krieger Institute. Society members play a crucial role in pursuing our mission and transforming the lives of children with disorders of the brain.

How to Join

You’re automatically welcomed to the Kennedy Krieger Society when you make an annual gift of $1,000 or more—it can be an outright gift of cash, stock or monthly gifts as low as $100, and even more ways—please contact Leslie Marsiglia, Director of Individual Giving, by phone at (443) 923-7326, by email at, or use our secure online donation form.


Kennedy Krieger Society Levels & Benefits

Circle of Commitment ($1,000-$2,499)

  • Listing in the annual Gratitude Report and on the Kennedy Krieger Institute Annual Giving Donor Wall located in the 801 North Broadway Outpatient Center
  • Invitation to the annual Kennedy Krieger Society Reception
  • General admission tickets to Kennedy Krieger's annual Festival of Trees, a fun-filled holiday event with something for the entire family
  • Publications with updates and inspiring stories about the families who benefit from your generosity

Circle of Care ($2,500-$4,999)

  • All Circle of Commitment privileges
  • Invite-only access of Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees before it opens to the public
  • Invitation to attend State of the Institute webinar featuring Kennedy Krieger’s President and CEO
  • Exclusive invitation to attend a personalized, insider's tour of Kennedy Krieger

Circle of Compassion ($5,000-$9,999)

  • All Circle of Care privileges
  • Complimentary registrations to the annual spring ROAR for Kids 5K race, family fun walk and festival
  • Exclusive access to Meet the Expert sessions

Circle of Promise ($10,000-$24,999)

  • All Circle of Compassion privileges
  • Invitation to Circle of Promise intimate gathering with Kennedy Krieger president and CEO

Circle of Hope ($25,000-$49,999)

  • All Circle of Promise privileges
  • Exclusive access to host an informational session with Kennedy Krieger expert in your home or place of business
  • Complimentary tickets to Kennedy Krieger’s Hats & Horses Gala hosted by the Women’s Initiative Network

Circle of Change ($50,000-$99,999)

  • All Circle of Hope privileges
  • Invitation to an annual Winthrop Phelps Legacy Society estate planning session and charitable gift planning
  • Annual communication from Institute leadership

Circle of Innovation ($100,000+)

  • All Circle of Change privileges
  • Personalized gift of recognition
  • Exclusive opportunities to join Circle of Innovation donors for discussions with experts in support of Kennedy Krieger Institute
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