The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a volunteer organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Kennedy Krieger Institute by promoting and facilitating volunteerism that assists children and families served by the Institute.

WIN was created in 2009 as a women’s auxiliary group to support Kennedy Krieger. The organization has grown to become a driving force for fundraising and volunteering at the Institute, providing tremendous resources to support the needs of Kennedy Krieger and offering hands-on support to the Institute’s patients, students and families.

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

Want to know more about the Women's Initiative Network?

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 $1.6 million to advance the mission of the Institute.