The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is an inclusive community of empowered women dedicated to improving the lives of the patients and students, and their families, served by Kennedy Krieger Institute through advocacy, fundraising and volunteerism.

WIN was created in 2009 as a women’s auxiliary group to support Kennedy Krieger. The organization has since grown to over 100 members and has become a driving force propelling the mission of Institute.

Today there are over 70 members and we continue to grow! Currently, Aimee Fulchino and Cynthia Cavanaugh are co-presidents.

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View our brochure to learn more about the work we do, the people we help and how you can get involved.

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Our History

The Women's Initiative Network (WIN) was founded in 2009 by Lainy LeBow-Sachs, then Kennedy Krieger Institute's executive vice president for external relations, and Judi Fader, Brenda Jews, Laurie Luskin and Jill Miller. They gathered a group of women together for an information session about the new group and a service project.

WIN's founding members asked themselves a simple question: "What small things can we do for the families served by Kennedy Krieger Institute?" Since its inception, WIN has raised more than $2.6 million to advance the mission of the Institute.