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The Gabby Petito Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) organization effective from October 22, 2021.

The mission of the foundation is to address the needs of organizations that support locating missing persons and to provide aid to organizations that assist victims of domestic violence situations, through education, awareness, and prevention strategies.

Gabby went missing while on a cross-country road trip that included visits to many of our national parks. After an intensive search it was discovered that Gabby’s life was tragically cut short. We wish to turn our personal tragedy into a positive. It is our hope that Gabby’s foundation will bring these important issues into the forefront of the public eye to the benefit of all our communities.


Our Story

Click on Gabby's story to read about how it all began.

In September 2021, tragedy struck our family and friends.  Our daughter Gabby was missing, and we would soon find out that she was murdered by her boyfriend while on a cross country road trip. 

Gabby's story spread like wildfire across the globe, we knew immediately we had to turn this tragedy into meaningful purpose.  In the wake of Gabby's murder, Gabby Petito Foundation was born.  Our Foundation is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our communities.  We are honored to be assisting organizations that provide immediate tangible help to survivors of domestic violence,  and we are proud to work with organizations that assist with locating missing persons.  With a variety of big ideas and goals, it is our hope to be at the forefront of positive and pro-active change with awareness, prevention strategies, and education.

We are proud of our efforts and could not have done this work without ongoing support we have received from around the world which is appreciated more than people could ever understand.  Together, we can make a difference, save lives, bring missing loved ones home, and hopefully prevent tragedies like Gabby's from happening to anyone else.  

#togetherwecan #wewontstop #domesticviolenceawareness #domesticabuse #missingpersons #missing

Penates, Inc.

Women's Shelter 

Long Island NY

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The Gabby Petito Foundation is proud to stand firm with ALL race, age, gender, and LGBTQ+ communities. We recognize the need for support for all and believe that no human should ever be denied access to help, support, and prevention education. Together, we can make a difference. #ItTakesAVillage #TogetherWeCan

Board Members

Our board was formed when we realized the need for advocacy in the light of our tragedy.  Helping agencies that assist missing persons and help survivors of domestic violence is our main goal.  Four parents and two wonderful family friends joined forces to form the Gabby Petito Foundation, turning our pain into purpose.  

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