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mission

Founded by Michelle Della Penna, daughter of renowned race car driver and Indycar team owner John Della Penna, the foundation aims to provide girls aged 5 to 16 with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to fuel their future in motorsports. With a mission to increase female representation in the industry, the foundation recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for girls to pursue their passion.

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SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS 2024
Della Penna Foundation with General Motors (Charlotte, NC)

Congratulations to Mandi Lee for completing our fellowship in Charlotte, NC where she got to spend a week with motosports industry professionals. Special thanks to Tai Jaune Robinson, Global Motorsports Competition Engineering Business Manager at General Motors, for providing Mandi with such a unique experience. 

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Della Penna Foundation with The Michael Andretti Foundation & The George4 Foundation

Congratulations to Marrisa Beltran for completing our fellowship program with The Michael Andretti Foundation and the George4 Foundation. Marissa completed five days of shadowing motorsports industry professionals, touring on-site facilities, and learning the ins and outs of motorsports thanks to Marissa Andretti and Julia Steinbrenner.

Here's what the girls are saying...

Ana Palestro spends a weekend with Zee Kennedy, Della Penna Driver Advisory Council

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QUÉ ESTÁ PASANDO AHORA:

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Della Penna took a group of  27 girls for a 3-day program in Indianapolos May 18-20th, 2024

The Della Penna Foundation was delighted to bring a group of local HS girls to Indianapolis that included trips to the Indianapolis Speedway, IUPUI/Purdue, Dallara, & FastTimes Karting to learn about all of the career opportunities in motorsports available to women.
We also held our 2nd annual fundaraiser hosted by the good people at High Alpha.

If you're a HS girl in or near the Indianapolis Speedway and interested in our next event, please reach out to Susan Lucas-Conwell susanlc@dellapennafoundation.org for more information. 
Check our photo gallery here to see all of the events of the weekend!

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