We are entirely heartbroken by the sudden loss of Cassidy “CP” Petit and her fiance Lochie Ferrier, who died tragically in a plane crash off of Half Moon Bay on Sunday, January 14th.
CP was a founding member of Hula and a treasured friend whose dynamism profoundly impacted so many during her far too brief life. CP will be remembered most for her generous spirit, her fearlessness, and her commitment to making the world a more just and inclusive one.
CP’s journey to Hula began at age 18 from a part-time gig at WND&WVS during her undergraduate days at UVM. Her get-it-done attitude, self directed work ethic, business savvy, and genuine curiosity made her an obvious choice when it came time to form the founding team at Hula.
In her time at Hula CP touched every aspect of the place from the campus’s design to establishing the community of entrepreneurs at Hula, to setting up Hula’s Venture Capital Fund, and so much more. Her spirit and legacy is prolific and we are grateful to have been a part of her story.
Our deepest condolences are with CP’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.
Vermont Community Foundation has partnered with CP’s family to host “CP’s Fund”, a donor-advised fund to support the organization’s and causes closest to CP’s heart. Gifts of any size can be made to CP’s Fund at vermontcf.org/cpfund or can be made in consultation with Martha Trombley Oakes, Director of Philanthropy (email@example.com / (802) 388-3355 ext. 225).
Hula is honored to host a memorial service for loved ones and friends on Sunday, January-28th at 10:00AM, the date and time of their planned wedding in Kauai, Hawaii.
Hula is located at 50 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Guests are welcome to park at no cost in the lot at Hula with overflow parking located at 125 Lakeside Avenue, which is a 5 minute walk to the Hula campus. There is ADA accessible parking located outside of the main entrance (labeled B50 South). Event and parking signage will be present at both locations. Those unable to travel are welcome to view services remotely, with a link published to this page in advance of the service.
In the spirit of CP and Lochie’s vibrant lives and impeccable taste, guests are invited to wear attire they feel is appropriate for the occasion, paired with sensible, Vermont footwear!
Attendees of the Beta reception are invited to park in the garage at Burlington International airport located at 173 Airport Cir, South Burlington, VT 05403. Those parking in the garage will pull a ticket like they would normally when entering the garage, and then when they leave, they scan the pulled ticket first, then scan this QR code which will clear the cost and open the gate.
Please click here to enjoy reading more about CP’s beautiful life
Please note all services and receptions will be closed to the media.