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!!
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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.
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.
Donors and Supporters
Over the years the list has grown to include hundreds of people. We look forward to maintaining and expanding the list.
To Increase Awareness and Raise Money for Our Troops
10th Annual Drive Fore Our Troops Golf Event
October 4th, 2021
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 10th 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.
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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 and a group of friends would bat around ideas about what could be done to help. 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. We are proud to have the word Sudbury in our name which represents the beginning of this effort. It ties us to the history of Sudbury which goes back to the battle between King Philip Metacomet of Pokonoket and John Grout in the 17th century to Josiah Haynes and all the Sudbury minuteman and militia who mustered for the Battles of Lexington and Concord and onward to the many American heroes throughout the town's history. We recognize and solicit support and participation from everywhere.
RESOURCES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS
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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.
Home for Our Troops
ABOUT HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS
Homes For Our Troops (HfOT) is a publicly funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents out of every dollar spent has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.
WHO WE ARE
Founders: Todd Faber, Todj Gozdeck, Bob Haarde, Brendan Mahoney
Founder / Board
Brendan Mahoney is a Senior Vice President and Head of Insurance and Intermediary Sold Retirement Plan Sales at American Funds Distributors, part of Capital Group. He began his career in the investment industry in 1992 and has been with American Funds 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 and has served on the LS Youth Baseball Board, the Sudbury Youth Soccer Board and the board 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.
Founder / Board
Todj Gozdeck is a financial professional focusing his time leading the M&A services at Marcum LLP 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 current and past community activites include his work as the Chairman of the Town of Sudbury Parks and Recreation Commission, a member of his church's Nominating Committee and President of Lincoln Sudbury Youth Football and Cheer.. When not at work, Todj likes to spend his time in Sudbury with his family watching his boys play lacrosse and football or on the beach or at the golf course. Todj is a proud graduate of UConn. Go Huskies!
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.
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.
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 10 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lauren Mahoney is a lifelong Sudbury resident. She attended the Sudbury Public Schools and graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. She went on to attend the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and graduated with a bachelor's degree in marketing.
Upon graduation, she began a career in sales at a subsidiary of Osaka, Japan based Settsu Corporation where she was routinely ranked as one of the top performers in the US among over 1000 sales people. She moved on to help run Nemschoff of New England, a healthcare furniture distributor, based in Boston, MA.
She has been actively involved with Sudbury for Wounded Warriors since its inception in addition to helping many other local charities including the Haynes Parent Teacher Organization.
She enjoys spending time with her family especially skiing with her son, Michael, and husband, Brendan. One of her favorite pastimes is going for hikes with her family and the family dog, Duffy.
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.
Former Board Members
SWW appreciates the dedication and effort of these former board members:
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.
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