What We Do

The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION tries to do as many good actions as possible to counteract the evil that truly exists in the world today. We feel that we all must make a commitment to do what we can to make this world a better place.

At the age of 11, MICHAELA PETIT was taken by Gandhi's quotation, "YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD." The Foundation is helping to "be the change" by funding different programs that are consistent with our mission statement and goals. We are a new Foundation and are mainly funding programs that can help a larger number of people and give our donors and the programs we fund the biggest bang for our investment. We are doing our best to fulfill our mission statement. We want to remember three very special women, JENNIFER LYNN HAWKE-PETIT, HAYLEY ELIZABETH PETIT, and MICHAELA ROSE PETIT, who were ruthlessly taken from us by very evil men who have no place in a moral and just society.

These special women's futures and abilities that were helping to change the world were destroyed by evil. We need to stand for JENNIFER, HAYLEY, and MICHAELA along with the many other victims of violent crime that are often forgotten by a media uninterested in focusing on the victims and the rights of those left behind. The PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION is trying to change the focus towards that which is truly important and that which JENNIFER, HAYLEY, and MICHAELA taught us through their example. We need to replace evil with ACTIVISM, IDEALISM, and KINDNESS.

Specifically the PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION wants to support the second line of our mission statement and help with the education of young people, help those affected by chronic illness and help and protect those affected by violence. We need to remember the good in all.

As we are a new Foundation, still building our financial resources, we currently only fund programs (in all three areas--education, chronic illness, and helping those affected by violence), rather than individuals, as this creates the greatest benefit to the most people for the grants awarded.

GOLF TOURNAMENT

Mon, June 19, 2017 - info

GE 5K ROAD RACE

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

RIDE FOR JUSTICE

Sun, tba, 2017 - info

MICHAELA’S GARDEN PROJECT

more info

Follow us on Social Media!

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Instagram

HEADLINES

Apr 4 - Announcement: The 2017 Hayley Petit Cup will take place on Wednesday afternoon, April 12, at the Miss Porter's School boathouse. 2:00 p.m. Christening of new Hayley Petit shell, 3:00 p.m. races.
Mar 23 - Save the date, June 10th - Plainville Wings & Wheels
Mar 19 - SAVE THE DATE - PFF Golf Tournament
Mar 9 - Jane Doe No More Celebrates 10 Years with Gala and Awards
Mar 1 - The Garrett Snider Initiative
Feb 4 - Petit Family Foundation, Rotary donate $1,500 toward Gold Star Family monument
Feb 2 - Dynamic Tech Savvy Conference for 6th- to 9th-Grade Girls Returns to Trinity March 4
Jan 28 - 3 Dance Studios Showcase
Dec 28 - Plainville sees new leaders, environmental challenges
Dec 20 - Plainville declared state finalist in contest
Dec 4 - SCENE @ CCSU: Children can ‘Tech It Out’ with CCSU summer programs
Dec 1 - Copper Beech Institute offers retreat scholarships for artistsCop
Nov 30 - The REACH Foundation's Annual Shop With A Cop Returns Shop With A Cop
Nov 23 - Five Questions With Rick Healey on Real Estate Law, Jail Overcrowding
Nov 12 Cheshire neighborhoods to illuminate for Lights of Hope Saturday
Nov 12 Lights of Hope brightens the night
Oct 20 - Photo—CMHA Annual Meeting
Oct 7 - Video—Riverfront Adventure Violence Prevention Program
Sep 25 - Photos--Ride for Justice by Mark Maglio
Aug 29 - Petit Family Foundation grants $15K to Community Mental Health Affiliates

The latest photos & videos are here

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
Goodsearch: You Search...We Give!