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The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION website is designed to provide a complete portrait of who we are, what we do and why it is important to continue the memories of JENNIFER HAWKE-PETIT, HAYLEY ELIZABETH PETIT and MICHAELA ROSE PETIT. They were taken from us far too soon, but we are determined to honor their memories and to continue their many acts of kindness and activism.


With your help we can promote opportunity for young women, continue the fight against chronic illness and extend a blanket of comfort for others affected by violence. A change for the better does not just happen. We need each and every one of you to help fulfill our mission; you will all help to be the changes that JENNIFER, HAYLEY, and MICHAELA wanted to see in the world.


MISSION STATEMENT
The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION honors the memories of JENNIFER HAWKE-PETIT, HAYLEY ELIZABETH PETIT and MICHAELA ROSE PETIT by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives. The Foundation's funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

RIDE FOR JUSTICE

Sun, Sept 25, 2016 - info

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Mon, June tba, 2017 - info

GE 5K ROAD RACE

Sun, tba, 2017 - info
Sat, tba, 2017 - Pasta Dinner (5-8 p.m.)

MICHAELA’S GARDEN PROJECT

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HEADLINES

Aug 15 - Bristol: 7th Annual “Ride for Justice” to benefit the Petit Family Foundation
Aug 4 - Parenting classes begin Aug. 16
Jul 29 - Teens help disabled toddlers find the ‘Power to Move’ by putting them in the driver’s seat
Jul 27 - Photos—GE 5k Road Race
Jul 21 - Video—Cruisin’ Connecticut
Jul 18 - Photo—Recent Photos
Jul 18 - Video—Tech it out - CCSU
Jul 17 - GE 5K for Petit Family Foundation attracts over 1,000 runners
Jul 17 - Runners Flock to Annual GE 5K Petit Family Foundation Road Race
Jul 6 - Road race for Petit Family Foundation returns
Jun 28 - How One Museum Is Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM
Jun 27 - Plainville gearing up for annual GE road race for the Petit foundation
Jun 24 - Fairfield students earn National MS Society scholarships
Jun 23 - Fairfield students earn National MS Society scholarships
Jun 23 - GIFT OF $248,000 LAUNCHES PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION WOMEN IN GENOMICS INITIATIVE AT THE JACKSON LABORATORY
Jun 23 - Petit Foundation Gives $248,000 To Support Women In Science
Jun 22 - Video—GE/EW 5K Road Race PSA - WFSB
Jun 22 - The Petit Family Foundation proudly supports Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.
Jun 21 - PFF Golf Tournament
Jun 20 - Video—PFF Golf Tournament - WFSB
Jun 13 - Photos—Grace Academy rising 8th graders at Copper Beech Institute
Jun 9 - Hayley's Hope & Michaela's Miracle MS Scholarship Awards
Jun 8 - ACE recognizes top students with ice cream social
Jun 7 - Photos—Rotary Scholarship Award Winners
Jun 7 - Photos—Michaela's Garden, Walnut Hill Park New Britain with Lincoln School Kids
Jun 6 - Plainville students awarded community service scholarships
Jun 5 - Board of education honors leadership of 2 Plainville students
Jun 4 - Photos—Michaela's Garden, Plainville Public Library Dedication
Jun 2 - Photos—PFF Be The Change Community Service Awards, Plainville HS and Cheshire HS

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RECENT GRANTS

Jane Doe No More
Women & Families Center
Central Connecticut State University Foundation
Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc.(CMHA)
Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association(NCBNA)
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Center for Youth and Families
Girls Inc. of Holyoke
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