Friday, May 3, 7 to 11 p.m.


M&T Bank Exchange at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center

401 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Kick off the Kentucky Derby weekend by attending the eighth annual Hats & Horses party on May 3. This event is hosted by the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) for Kennedy Krieger Institute. As part of WIN’s effort to support a variety of local businesses, the event will be held at a new location, M&T Bank Exchange at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, a newly renovated historic venue with a flexible, state-of-the-art experience that provides a unique and unmatched setting for events.

Each year, the event welcomes more than 300 community members committed to supporting Baltimore’s business, retail and nonprofit communities. Over the past seven years, Hats & Horses sponsors and guests have collectively raised $2,400,000 to support the important work of Kennedy Krieger.

This Event Supports

Hats & Horses will support the Center for Development and Learning (CDL), Kennedy Krieger’s oldest and largest clinic, which provides evaluations and treatments for children and teens experiencing challenges related to development, attention, language, learning, behavior and school adjustment.

The CDL is developing an interdisciplinary clinic offering neurodevelopmental evaluations by a psychologist and a neurodevelopmental medicine specialist in a single visit, with same-day diagnosis or assessment and suggestions for further medical testing, treatment and accommodations. This interdisciplinary approach will elevate CDL services to a new level of comprehensive, accessible care, bringing together a team dedicated to each patient’s well-being at the patient’s very first visit, and making it easier for families to set their children up for success.

To launch the clinic, the CDL must hire additional staff members, including clinical pediatric psychologists and psychometricians, and redesign clinical rooms, testing materials and equipment. The CDL also seeks to update evaluations for certain diagnoses and develop a network of resources at Kennedy Krieger—all to better serve patients and their families for years to come.

Event Co-Chairs

Cynthia Cavanaugh and Kim Greeley


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