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
  • Inspirational note cards featuring artwork from students of Kennedy Krieger School Programs
  • 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
  • Opportunity to attend the State of the Institute webinar featuring Kennedy Krieger's president and CEO
  • Free entries to the annual spring ROAR for Kids 5K race, family fun walk and festival
  • Exclusive invitation to attend a highly personalized, insider's tour of Kennedy Krieger

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

  • All Circle of Care privileges
  • Exclusive access to Meet the Expert sessions

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

  • All Circle of Compassion privileges
  • Be among the first to hear about Kennedy Krieger's highly anticipated events
  • Exclusive access to host an informational session with a Kennedy Krieger expert in your home or place of business
  • Opportunity to feature your story in an upcoming Institute publication or social media platform

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

  • All Circle of Promise privileges
  • Invitation to Circle of Hope members' breakfast or lunch with Kennedy Krieger's president and CEO
  • Tickets to Kennedy Krieger Institute's Hats & Horses derby event hosted by the Women's Initiative Network

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

  • All Circle of Hope privileges
  • Invitation to the annual Winthrop Phelps society estate planning session
  • Bi-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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