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.
After a home invasion on
July 23, 2007, Jennifer Hawke, Hayley
Elizabeth, and Michaela Rose Petit
tragically lost their lives. Hayley, and
later on Michaela, were dedicated to
community service and charitable giving,
especially with the MS Society in support of
their mother's illness. After their deaths,
the Foundation was created as a means of
continuing on their work and spirit.
All proceeds from this event
will go to the Foundation.