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Causes:Children, Youth, Disabled

Founded:2003

Primary contact name:
Erin Finnegan

Address:
PO Box 241 
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

URL:

Michael B. Finnegan Foundation

Mission:

The Michael B. Finnegan Foundation was created to honor a wonderful husband, father, son, brother & friend who was in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Mike died tragically while working at Cantor Fitzgerald in Tower One. He was 37 years old.

For ten years since Michael's death, his wife, Erin has worked tirelessly to honor her soul mate by raising awareness and funds for organizations that serve children who are physically and mentally challenged, including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The First Tee of the Palm Beaches.

Since 2002, the Finny Hole-In-One Tourney has raised thousands of dollars while celebrating the memory of Michael Bradley Finnegan, who was a scratch golfer. The 10th Annual golf tournament will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011. This year, "Finny's" Tournament will be held in West Orange, New Jersey at the Rock Spring Golf Club.

The First Tee of the Palm Beaches has recently chosen to name their golf school “The Michael B. Finnegan Golf Learning Center." The learning center will give underprivileged children, and those with special needs, the opportunity to be taught a sport about which Mike Finnegan was most passionate.

Young people who participate in the center will learn to accomplish their dreams, thrive socially, excel academically and athletically and become productive members of society with integrity, strong family values and a commitment to community.

If you are passionate about the game of golf, as "Finny" was, please consider making a generous donation to the Michael B. Finnegan Foundation in honor of Bridget, Bradley & Jack's late father, and in honor of his children and family who are doing their very best to thrive. You will be helping them fulfill their dream of creating a lasting legacy for Mike Finnegan through teaching children the valuable life lessons in the game of golf.

On September 11th, 2011, David Wharton of the "Los Angeles Times" wrote about the lasting influence of Mike's golf swing in "Ten years after 9/11, sports remain a healing force."

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Who We Serve:

Children who every day fight against terrible circumstances, but continue to exhibit incredible determination. This determination and your generosity are a constant reminder of Mike’s spirit and are undoubtedly filling him with tremendous pride.

P.S. Yes, in the photo above, this is the great Jack Nicklaus standing next to Erin Finnegan and Ken Kennerly, Executive Director of The Honda Classic.