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Owen’s Foundation Fund

Fund Type: Committee Advised
Regional Foundation: Greater Harrisburg Foundation

Owen's Foundation was established in memory of 8-year-old Owen Cole Brezitski, who was killed March 17, 2011 by a distracted 17-year-old driver while walking in a crosswalk with his family in front of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA. Owen's Foundation was born out of this tragedy. The mission of Owen's Foundation is to promote pedestrian, driver, traffic and childhood safety as well as raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving practices. We know we cannot change yesterday, but we can help make a difference today and tomorrow. Owen was a mature, polite, respectful, faith-filled boy who's smile was contagious. He will always be remembered for his loving, kind and gentle ways and his bright, sunny personality. Please visit our website at orange4owen.org for more information.