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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.

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.


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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
May 25 - Jackson Laboratory Announces Petit Family Foundation Summer Student Program Fellow
May 24 - Wings and Wheels for charity in Plainville
May 23 - Wings and Wheels returns to Plainville airport June 11
May 20 - Video—Tiny Miracles featured on Here And Now WABC-TV
May 20 - Grant Award - Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, Wesleyan University
May 20 - SAVE THE DATE - June 10 - Arts From The Heart PFF Fundraiser
May 20 - Michaela's Garden Dedication Ceremony at the Plainville Public Library
May 16 - CT Science Center Family Gardening Weekend Photos
May 16 - Le Petit Studio benefit for PFF
May 16 - PFF & MS Cruising For A Cause (5/16)
May 16 - Museum receives grant for summer science camp for Hartford girls
May 13 - Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, Inc. Grant
May 13 - Photos—Michaela's Garden at Perry Hill School
May 10 - Science Center's Rooftop Garden Opens With Family Gardening Weekend
May 9 - WFSB partners with Petit Family Foundation for Michaela’s Garden Project
May 4 - Gerken honored
May 3 - The Children’s Museum Awarded Grant for Summer Science Camp with Hartford Girls

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