• OUR MISSION

    Sudbury for Wounded Warriors (SWW) is an all-volunteer charity group which raises awareness and money for American service men and women returning home from war with devastating injuries such as loss of limb, traumatic brain injury (TBI), 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.

     

    Our proceeds go to benefit great charities like the MGH/Boston Red Sox Foundation Home Base Program, Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warrior Project and others.

    Thank you for your support!!

     

  • Over $500,000 in donations made since 2012!!!

    Thank you!

    2012:

    WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT (WWP): $10,000
    2013:

    WWP IN HONOR OF LT. SCOTT MILLEY: $30,000
    HOME BASE PROGRAM: $10,000
    RUN TO HOME BASE: $9,195
    2014:

    WWP IN HONOR OF STAFF SERGEANT KEVIN J. O'BOYLE: $30,000
    HOME BASE PROGRAM IN HONOR OF STAFF SERGEANT KEVIN J. O'BOYLE: $10,000
    RUN TO HOME BASE: $15,215

    2015:

    WWP DONATION: $40,000

    HOME BASE PROGRAM IN HONOR OF SCOTT MILLEY: $15,000

    HOME BASE PROGRAM IN HONOR OF MICHAEL RONNER: $15,000

    RUN TO HOME BASE: $13,230

    RAISING RAIDERS DONATION: $5,000

    2016:

    HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS: $40,000

    HOME BASE PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP: $10,000

    RUN TO HOME BASE: $21,558

    2017:

    HOME BASE PROGRAM: $70,000

    SEAL FUTURE FUND (SFF): $15,000

    RUN TO HOME BASE: $13,840.60

    HOME FOR OUR TROOPS: $10,000

    LT. SCOTT MILLEY RANGER FOUNDATION: $5,000

    VETERAN SUPPORT ALLIANCE (Formerly The Imagine Project): $1500

    RAISING RAIDERS DONATION: $1500

    2018:

    HOME BASE PROGRAM: $60,000

    SEAL FUTURE FUND (SFF): $10,000

    HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS: $10,000

    VETERAN SUPPORT ALLIANCE (Formerly The Imagine Project): $5000

    2019:

    HOME BASE PROGRAM: $20,000

    HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS: $10,000

     

    TOTAL:

    HOME BASE PROGRAM: $283,038

    WWP: $110,000

    HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS: $70,000

    OTHER VETERAN BASED CHARITIES: $43,000

     

  • REGISTER FOR EVENTS & DONATE

    Please sign up for Golf Tournament - October 7, 2019

    As always, please consider donating to aid our veterans, active duty and their families.

  • DONORS AND ACCOUNTING

    Sudbury for Wounded Warriors greatly appreciates the profound generosity of our supporters.

     

    Tax Filing August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018

     

    Sudbury for Wounded Warriors is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Sudbury, MA. Sudbury (PO Box 1166) for Wounded Warriors' federal ID number for donations is 45-2725191. View IRS Determination Letter or W-9 Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification.

    Certificate of Tax Exemption.

    Donors and Supporters

    Over the years the list has grown to include hundreds of people.  We look forward to maintaining and expanding the list. 

  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    to Increase Awareness and Raise Money for Our Troops

    9th Annual Drive Fore Our Troops Golf Event

    October 7th, 2019

    Time: 11:00am shotgun start with dinner and guest speaker immediately to follow the conclusion of the golf. Registration table will be set up by 10am and the range and putting green will be open at that time.

    Where: Charter Oak Country Club

    394 Chestnut Street, Hudson, MA

     

    Sudbury for Wounded Warriors will be hosting the 9th Drive Fore Our Troops to support our troops at Charter Oak Country Club in Hudson, MA.

     

    The golf tournament is held to raise awareness and money for charities like the Home Base Program, Homes for our Troops, Wounded Warrior Project and others. These organizations enable our fellow returning military personnel who have served so valiantly to be able to thrive and succeed when they get back home. All active duty, veterans and their family are welcome and do not have to pay to participate.

     

    Click here to sign up today

  • OUR HISTORY

    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, Todj Gozdeck, Todd Faber, Adam Demichele 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. When fellow Sudbury resident Army Ranger Lt. Scott Milley was killed in action in Afghanistan, the desire to help out really hit home. With Lt. Milley being killed in action, the group took action and the First Annual Drive Fore Our Troops golf tournament took place less than a year later on September 6, 2011. The event raised $10,000 which was donated to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). The highlight of the inaugural outing was a moving speech delivered at the dinner by Lt. Cameron Kerr, 101st Airborne Division, who lost part of his leg due to an IED explosion on February 16, 2011.

     

    We chose the name "Sudbury for Wounded Warriors" because it was easy and descriptive at the time. We have contemplated changing it because our reach is now well beyond Sudbury as people from all over the country travel to participate in our events. We are receiving donations and offers of support from friends and complete strangers from all over. 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

     

    Brendan Mahoney

    Founder / Board

    Brendan Mahoney is a Senior Vice President and Head of Insurance and Intermediary Sold Retirement Plan Sales 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 sports teams.

     

    Bob Haarde

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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.

    Tim Dolan

    Board

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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

    Board

    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.

    Mike Cavanaugh

    Board

    Mike is a managing director at Westwicke partners, a nationally recognized investor relations consulting firm focusing on assisting healthcare companies achieve their growth plans. He has over 20 years experience in financial services in various business development and research roles. He holds a bachelors degree in economics from Trinity College and an MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University.

     

    Originally from Holyoke, Massachusetts, Mike has lived in Sudbury since 2003 with his wife and three sons. Mike’s community activities include membership in the Knights of Columbus and serving as president of Friends of LS Boys Rugby, a local nonprofit. In his free time he has enjoyed coaching his boys in baseball basketball and rugby, and has served the Boys Scouts of America as an adult Scout Leader since 2007.

  • 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.

    Click here to go their website.

     

  • PAST EVENTS

    Thank you for all your support!

    With your generous support we have donated over $500,000 to date.

    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.

     

    8th Annual - 2018 Golf Tournament

    Held on Monday, October 1, 2018 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.

    6th Annual - 2018 Barn Bash

    Held at the Arthur and Kara Maxwell's home in Sudbury, MA

     

    The 5th Annual event Benefiting great charities like Homes for Our Troops, Wounded Warrior Project, Home Base and others.

  • PRESS

    Please contact Brendan Mahoney at 978-460-1742 for any press related items

    PHOTOS: Special event for special veterans

    The MetroWest Daily News, March 31, 2014

     

    Click here for the article

     

    Sudbury FORE Wounded Warriors Raises Awareness and Money

    SudburyPatch, October 28, 2012

    Click here for the article

     

    LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sudbury for Wounded Warriors Thanks Supporters

    SudburyPatch, October 4, 2011

    Click here for the article

     

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