Thank you for all of your continued support of Wounded Warriors -
$269,108 in Donations Made Since 2012
2012 DONATION TO WWP: $10,000
2013 DONATION TO WWP: $30,000
IN HONOR OF LT. SCOTT MILLEY
2013 DONATION TO THE HOME BASE PROGRAM: $10,000
2013 RUN TO HOME BASE: $9,195
2014 DONATION TO WWP: $30,000
IN HONOR OF STAFF SERGEANT KEVIN J. O'BOYLE
2014 DONATION TO HOME BASE: $10,000
IN HONOR OF STAFF SERGEANT KEVIN J. O'BOYLE
2014 RUN TO HOME BASE: $15,215
2015 HOME BASE PROGRAM IN HONOR OF SCOTT MILLEY: $15,000
2015 HOME BASE PROGRAM IN HONOR OF MICHAEL RONNER: $15,000
2015 WWP DONATION: $40,000
2015 RUN TO HOME BASE: $13,230
2015 RAISING RAIDERS DONATION: $5,000
2016 HOME BASE SPONSORSHIP: $10,000
2016 RUN TO HOME BASE: $21,558
2016 HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS: $40,000
$110,000 FOR WWP
$119,108 FOR HOME BASE
$40,000 FOR HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS
Sudbury for Wounded Warriors raises awareness and money for American service men and women returning home from war with devastating injuries such as loss of limb, brain trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Reflex (PTSR) and many other serious injuries.
"(PTSR) It's a natural reaction. It's a reflex of your body and mind to a traumatic experience. You call it a disorder and people think chemical imbalance or there's something wrong with them, when there is nothing wrong with them. This is you reacting to something bad," Staff Sergeant Ty Carter, United States Army, Medal of Honor recipient.
Today, our proceeds go to benefit great charities like Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warrior Project, Home Base and others.
Tomorrow, we are looking for ways to expand our efforts to help even more Wounded Warriors.
to Increase Awareness and Raise Money for Our Troops
6th Annual Drive Fore Our Troops
October 3rd, 2016
Charter Oaks Country Club, Hudson, MA - Click here for course information.
- 10am registration opens
- 11am tee off (box lunches will be provided)
- 5pm or immediately after golf is completed dinner will begin
A great cause... benefiting wounded warriors. More information to follow. In the meantime, click here to register.
REGISTER FOR EVENTS & DONATE
Please sign up for the 2016 Golf Tournament being held on October 3rd, 2016 -
As always, please consider donating to aid our wounded warriors.
DONORS AND ACCOUNTING
Sudbury for Wounded Warriors greatly appreciates the profound generosity of our supporters.
Sudbury for Wounded Warriors is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Sudbury, MA. Sudbury for Wounded Warriors' federal ID number for donations is 45-2725191. View IRS Determination Letter or W-9 Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.
Donors and Supporters
Over the years the list has grown to include hundreds of people. We look forward to maintaining and expanding the list.
Sudbury for Wounded Warriors started as a discussion among friends during games of poker over the course of a few years subsequent to 9/11. Bob Haarde, Brendan Mahoney and a group of friends would bat around ideas about what could be done to help. We all have our own reasons and motivation for doing something to help and here are some of ours. Brendan's brother, Brian, is a former Marine Harrier Pilot who signed up for Marine Officer Candidate School shortly after 9/11 and has served several tours of duty. Brendan's father was a Marine and his Grandfather was an Army Colonel who served in WWII and stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Bob Haarde's father was a Gun Captain on the USS Alabama and a Navy Deep Sea Diver in WWII who enlisted the day he heard Pearl Harbor was attacked. When fellow Sudbury resident Army Ranger Lt. Scott Milley was killed in action in Afghanistan, the desire to help out really hit home.
Brendan was inspired when he first heard the Wounded Warrior Project explained by Television News Anchor and former White House Spokesman Tony Snow. After several years of discussing ideas, action was finally taken and the First Annual Drive Fore Our Troops golf tournament took place on September 6, 2011 and raised $10,000 which was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and was highlighted by a moving speech by Lt. Cameron Kerr, 101st Airborne Division, who lost part of his leg due to an IED explosion on February 16, 2011.
Bob was inspired by golfer Phil Mickelson's Birdies for the Brave program especially when Phil explained "even though we are not serving, we can do something to help," which sparked the idea for the first SWW Golf Tournament.
We chose the name "Sudbury for Wounded Warriors" because it was easy and descriptive at the time and have contemplated changing it because our reach is now well beyond Sudbury as people from all over the country travel to participate in our annual golf tournament. We are receiving donations and offers of support from friends and complete strangers from all over. We had a volunteer contact us because her friend, who was a Navy Seal, was killed in action. Although we are proud to have the word Sudbury in our name which represents the beginning of this effort and ties us to the history of Sudbury which goes back to King Philip Metacomet of Pokonoket and John Grout of the 1600s, Josiah Haynes and all the minuteman and militia who mustered for the Battles of Lexington and Concord, we recognize and solicit support and participation from everywhere.
WHO WE ARE
Founder / Board
Brendan Mahoney is a Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager - Retirement Plans at American Funds, part of Capital Group. He began his career in the investment industry in 1992 and has been with Capital Group since 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College.
Brendan grew up in Sudbury, attended the Sudbury Public Schools and graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS. He is passionate about supporting the youth athletic programs in town and has served on the LS Youth Baseball Board and the Sudbury Youth Soccer Board. He also is a board member of STARS-Student Athletes Rising.
In addition to his passion for supporting veteran's based charities, he enjoys spending time with his family especially skiing with his wife, Lauren, and his son, Michael. He also loves coaching his son’s baseball and soccer teams.
Founder / Board
Bob Haarde is a technology professional for a major communications firm where he pursues his high-tech interests cloud computing, infrastructure management, application software platforms and high performance computing. When not spending quality time with friends and family, Bob spends much of his spare time coaching his children in various Sudbury sports teams including soccer, baseball, basketball and football and volunteering for various Sudbury town committees and other charities. Bob is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has a Masters Degree in Quantitative Analysis.
Todj Gozdeck is a financial professional focusing his time delivering M&A services at Grant Thornton serving companies and private equity firms primarily based in Boston. He has a proven track record of successfully completing transactions on behalf of his clients. Todj's community activites include his work as the Chairman of the Town of Sudbury Parks and Recreation Commission, a member of his church's Capital Campaign Committee and as a member of the MIT CFO Summit Organizing Committee. When not at work, Todj likes to spend his time in Sudbury with his family coaching his boys in baseball, basketball and football or on the beach at Cape Cod in Brewster. Todj is a proud graduate of UConn. Go Huskies!
Adam DeMichele is Vice President of Sales at SunGard Availability Services, a technology service firm. He has 15+ years of experience planning, selling, delivering, and managing strategic technology initiatives, products, and services within cutting-edge Fortune 1000 corporations across Banking and Finance, Media and Entertainment, Professional and IT Services. Adam has worked for companies such as Chase Manhattan bank and MTV Networks. Adam graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A in Political Science. Adam lives in Sudbury with his wife Andrea and their two children. In his free time, Adam coaches youth Soccer in Sudbury and Skiing with his family.
Steve Brackett has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry primarily focused in private equity, fund development and management, direct investing, investment banking and fund distribution, and structured finance. Steve currently works with and holds equity in select global asset management and specialized advisory firms in a Senior Advisor role. His activities in this role consist of strategic business development initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, product development and positioning, fund management and investment committee participation.
Ezra Levine is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Arrowstreet Capital, an institutional money management firm. He is responsible for many of the functions associated with the day-to-day implementation of the firm's investment strategies. Ezra holds a seat on the firm's Investment Committee. Ezra graduated from Brandeis University with a M.S. in Finance in 2011 and has a B.S. in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from Northeastern University. Ezra is a CFA charterholder. Ezra lives in Sudbury with his wife Gretchen and their two children. In his free time, Ezra coaches his daughter’s BAYS soccer team
Steve Melz is a Financial Advisor with The Barcomb Group, a nationally-ranked investment management team for Merrill Lynch in Boston. Originally from northern New Jersey, Steve worked in New York City for several years before career opportunities with ABN-AMRO and J.P. Morgan took him to Chicago, San Francisco and finally to Boston. In his free time, Steve coaches his children’s baseball and hockey teams in Sudbury, where he lives with his wife, Donna, and 10 yr.-old twins, Ava and Trevor.
Mark Pendergast, a former Marine, has lived in Lincoln-Sudbury since 1999. He is a Software Sales, Business Development professional focused on new product introduction into the Mobile space. Mark is interested in all things related to Veterans’ causes. He is a graduate of Northeastern University and has his Master’s Degree from Lesley University. Mark enjoys spending his free time with his wife Heather and their three children and coaching his children’s sports teams.
Tim Dolan is the Global Director of Indirect Sourcing for Boston Scientific and located at the headquarters in Marlborough, MA. Tim has 21 years of management, procurement and strategic sourcing experience in both public and private sectors. Prior to Boston Scientific, Tim was Head of Procurement for Nuance Communications, a Group Purchases Manager for P&G, and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within The Gillette Company’s Global Procurement Organization. He also spent two years with A.T. Kearney consulting to Fortune 500 companies on sourcing strategies and initiatives and served in the US Navy as a supply officer onboard the USS PELELIU. He received his MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and a bachelor's degree in Government from Harvard College. Tim grew up in Sudbury with his six siblings, attending Sudbury schools and graduating in 1990 from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Tim has been a coach for many of the youth programs in town, including lacrosse, baseball and hockey.
In addition to his commitment to veteran’s based charities, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon and 2 children, T.J. (8) and Jack (6), on the ball fields, and playing in men’s basketball and ice hockey leagues.
Tim Burge has 17 years in the financial services field specializing in mutual fund operations. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army having deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor and Guard. A 5 year resident of Sudbury with his wife Lisa and son Kyle. He enjoys coaching his son's basketball team and taking advantage of the local trails and lakes.
Kevin F. Dolan
Kevin F. Dolan is a Senior Business Development manager at Capital Group. He has 19 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for four years. Prior to joining Capital, he served as a retirement specialist at Merrill Lynch. Before that, he worked in institutional retirement for Bank of America and was a national sales manager for Columbia Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College. Kevin grew up in Sudbury with his six siblings, attending Sudbury schools and graduating in 1992 from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. Kevin has been a coach for many of the youth programs in town, Including Lacrosse, Baseball and Flag football.
In addition to his passion for supporting veteran’s based charities, Kevin enjoys spending time with his 3 children, Liam (9), Emmet (7) and Claire (4), on the ball fields, the shores of Lewis Bay and in the community.
Mark Minassian is the managing member of Minassian CPA, LLC. His work is focused on providing sophisticated tax planning and consulting services for high-growth entrepreneurs, real estate investors and high net-worth individuals. He also assists non-profit organizations and private foundations in navigating federal and state tax reporting and compliance guidelines.
Mark has also served on various Sudbury town committees including the Finance Committee, the Route 20 Sewer Citizens Advisory Committee and the Strategic Financial Planning Committee for OPEB Liabilities. Mark graduated from the University of Miami with a BBA in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts. Mark lives in Sudbury with his wife Joanne and two daughters. He has coached both youth soccer and basketball in Sudbury, is an avid dog lover and enjoys cooking and playing guitar.
Brian Mahoney is the owner of a local Pillar-To-Post Home Inspectors Franchise. Raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Brian attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, where he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Before serving our country for nearly 12 years in the Marine Corps as an officer and pilot, Brian was a substitute teacher and athletic coach in the Sudbury Public School System. He is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Sudbury for Wounded Warriors and help this outstanding organization bring awareness and provide support for our brave servicemen and women in need.
Andrew S. Goodman
Andrew is a Partner at Infusion Global Partners. He has 20 years of investment and trading experience working in investment banking and hedge funds both in New York and Boston. Andrew has a proven track record in investments and trading global markets. He has worked for a broad range of financial institutions, including Matrix Capital, Lehman Brothers and U.S. Trust. Andrew is a speaker on industry panels and he mentors young professionals building their careers. He is a graduate of the University at Albany Business School and holds an MBA from Pace University.
Andrew lives in Sudbury with his wife Rachel and two sons. In his free time Andrew enjoys traveling, skiing in the white mountains, relaxing on the Cape and coaching youth soccer in Sudbury.
RESOURCES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS
Please let us know of other helpful resources that we should add to this section
Home Base Program
Mission: The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program provides clinical care and support services to New England-area service members, veterans and families affected by combat or deployment-related stress or traumatic brain injury. We offer clinical and community education on these "invisible wounds of war" and conduct research in the understanding and treatment of post traumatic stress (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury.
Thank you for a very successful start to the year!
With your generous support we have raised close to $175,000 in three years.
4th Annual - Mission Gratitude
Several board members attended Mission Gratitude - a night of music and celebration - on Monday, November 7th. It was the largest benefit concert in New England dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans and their Families. This year’s event featured a special performance by The Beach Boys! Held at the Agganis Arena at Boston University.
Please click here to see a powerful speech by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts.
5th Annual - 2015 Golf Tournament
Held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson, MA
The Fourth Annual Drive Fore Our Troops to raise awareness and money for The Wounded Warrior Project, The Home Base Program and Homes for our Troops.
4th Annual - 2016 Barn Bash
Held on Saturday June 24th 2016 at the Maxwell's home in Sudbury, MA
The 4th Annual event Benefiting great charities like Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warrior Project, Home Base and others.
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