Welcome to the Tony Collins Foundation

Our Mission

The Tony Collins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation with the vision of  providing financial resources to area programs and organizations which empower youth  to reach their full potential.  

We are dedicated to the support of programs which inspire academic and athletic achievement in the youth of Penn Yan and the Finger Lakes region. "BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE"



In 2007, inspired by the values ingrained in me by my parents and my community, I started the Tony Collins Foundation. My vision for the Foundation was to provide financial resources to programs and organizations within the Finger Lakes which empower children to reach their full potential. Thanks to the generosity given over the past years, the Foundation has distributed over $35,000  to Finger Lakes programs since its inception.

I invite you to partner with me this year for the 5th Annual Tony Collins Class of ‘77 Celebrity Golf Classic.As you may know, every year we have been fortunate to recruit an extensive celebrity lineup to play in the tournament. Our goal is to have another line up as outstanding as in 2012 which included Reggie Branch, Doug Flutie, Steve Grogan, Irving Fryar, Roland James, Ronnie Lippett, Garin Varis, Nat Moore and yours truly.

Keuka Lake School, a program of the Arc of Yates, has been selected as the principal beneficiary of this year’s tournament. The needs of children with autism are a major focus at Keuka Lake School. Affecting 1 in every 88 children, autism causes significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Four additional not-for-profit youth programs will also be selected for funding.

It has been my privilege to partner with the many organizations and friends that have had a direct and positive impact on children in our communities.

It is my hope that you will join the effort of the Tony Collins Foundation this year, in making a difference in the life of a child.



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