Letter From Our President

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Dear Friend,

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Dr. Bradley L. Schlaggar

I’m thrilled to report that with your support, 2022 has been a year of tremendous impact, momentum and growth for Kennedy Krieger Institute.

First, we served the largest number of patients and students in Institute history—27,563! I can think of no better way to live out our mission than to expand our education and care to reach more patients, students and families. I am so very thankful to you, and to our dedicated staff and faculty members, for making this historic milestone possible!

It has been a year filled with accomplishments, and I would like to highlight several for you:

  • We successfully recruited and hired 15 brilliant new faculty members.
  • We received funds for the new Integrated Early Learning Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute to develop and implement a comprehensive, family-centered early childhood program for at-risk young children and their families.
  • We received a Congressionally Funded Community Project grant to help fund the expansion of our Pediatric Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Clinic.
  • We received approval and funding to open a much-needed Kennedy Krieger school in southern Maryland, which will allow students in that part of the state who need access to our unique special education services to attend school much closer to home.
  • Our board of directors, under the expert leadership of Board Chair Dr. Nancy Grasmick, approved our visionary, ambitious strategic plan that charts the Institute’s exciting next phases of growth and impact. We will focus on education and early childhood programs, mission-driven research, access to services, the renewal and expansion of patient care spaces, and much more.
  • We welcomed four new directors to serve on our board of directors.

The stories in this report are representative of the many individuals, families, charitable foundations and businesses that help make our successes possible. I am confident that you will find their stories uplifting, motivating and impactful. We are very grateful to everyone who shared stories about why Kennedy Krieger matters so much to them.

We are thankful for you and all that you do to spread the word about our work and support our critically important mission, today and in the future. Please contact our Office of Philanthropy or reach out to me directly if you would like to learn more about any of the initiatives mentioned in this report.

Thank you so much for your passion, commitment and support.

With deepest gratitude,

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Bradley L. Schlaggar, MD, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Zanvyl Krieger Faculty Endowed Chair