About the Foundation
Here at Ty's Reef we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2001, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit upon: support, empowerment, and connection.
Ty's life was profound. He was a man who found the courage to be truly himself--creative, individual, defined by his soul. The family of this young artist sought a unique way to memorialize the spirit and sensitivity of their son and brother. They created, The Ty Hellriegel Peregrine Foundation.
The work of the Foundation is a memorial to Ty’s loving relationship with the bay and an ongoing effort to keep his spirit alive. Ty’s life invited everyone to express his/her own spirit, to trust themselves, to challenge the norm, and to find an alternative way to live in a traditional world.
The Foundation attempts to take Ty's invitation and make it manifest.