On June 28, 2003, Sara Michele Taccone was fatally injured when she was thrown from a moving vehicle after watching fireworks at the Trumbull Day festivities in Trumbull, CT. After fighting valiantly for her life for almost a week, she finally succumbed to her injuries on July 4, 2003. She was 16 years old.
The Taccone family has established the Sara Taccone Foundation for the Arts as a way to honor Sara’s life on earth and to celebrate her passionate enjoyment of music, literature, theater and dance. Her enthusiasm was infectious and continues to inspire many of her friends to pursue their own creative dreams. With Sara’s spirit in mind, the aim of this foundation is to help students and teenagers reach their artistic goals by providing technical and creative assistance for arts programs in the region.
It is our hope that a collective, productive project of this kind can help our community heal from this tragedy and at the same time enrich the quality of creative outlets for our children.