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After a Rain Delay, a Beautiful Day for 3rd Annual Chipping In for Veterans Tournament

Originally scheduled to take place in early June, the 3rd annual Chipping In for Veterans tournament was postponed due to heavy rain. On the rescheduled date of July 9, 2018, 120 golfers arrived at the Dedham Country and Polo Club to enjoy a round of golf in the sunshine.

Golfers began the day with a putting contest and time on the driving range, and the round was opened with words of welcome from NECHV President and CEO Andy McCawley, as well as remarks from Chipping In for Veterans Committee Co-Chairs Dan Holland, Beirne Lovely, and Kevin O’Brien.

The round moved swiftly in the warm weather. After, the golfers convened in the Clubhouse terrace for a silent auction and cocktail hour. James Fagan acted as Master of Ceremonies, introducing speakers and talking about the importance of supporting the programs and services offered to Veterans by the NECHV. The evening’s guest speaker was Lt. Col. Jonathan Feltner, USMC (Retired). He spoke about his time in Vietnam and the need for places like the NECHV for Veterans reintegrating into civilian life following their service.

With support from the day’s sponsors and golfers, the NECHV raised over $120,000 to benefit the programs and services for Veterans at the Center. We are deeply grateful to all who participated, and we look forward to seeing you out on the course again next year!

To see the 3rd annual Chipping In for Veterans Golf Tournament photos, click here.

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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