American Portfolios Financial Services CEO
Lon T. Dolber has been involved with the
World T.E.A.M. (WT) since 2007 and with
The Center for Discovery for almost a decade.
These experiences have changed him.
“Before WT and The Center, my point of
view was not uncommon — prone to noticing
differences or limitations of people I encoun-
tered,” he said. “I was transformed during a
WT event assisting seven adaptive athletes
climb Mount Kilimanjaro. As a result, I saw a
reflection of myself in them. Everyone touch-
ing WT and The Center comes away changed
… for the better.”
In addition to donating effort and time,
American Portfolios has a five-year commit-
ment to fund Assistive Technology Laboratory,
which is run by The Center on its campus in
Harris, New York, and makes it possible to
develop “cutting-edge technology that will
better the lives of physically and develop-
mentally disabled residents at the Center and
beyond,” Dolber adds.
Next year, AP will be the presenting sponsor of the WT’s 2019 Face of America Bike
Ride, which is a 110-mile cycling challenge
from Arlington, Virginia, to Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania. Participants of the ride will
include “adaptive” military veterans, meaning
individuals who live with the loss of a limb
or limbs, paralysis, blindness, post-traumatic
stress and traumatic brain injuries.
William Donahue, an affiliated investment professional of
American Portfolios based in Holbrook, New York, cher-ishes the country’s veterans by participating with and being
a board member of Honor Flight Long Island, a local chapter
of the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that
escorts U.S. veterans to Washington, D.C., war memorials free
After visiting the war memorials, Donahue said, “The vet-
erans are welcomed home by a committee consisting of 500
people, including an honor guard, bagpipers, Girl Scout/Boy
Scout Troops and local citizens who are there to show appre-
ciation for their service and sacrifices.”
Donahue has been involved with Honor Flight since 2011.
“Being a guardian is an immeasurable feeling; I’ve partici-
pated in 18 flights thus far — two each year,” he explained.
“Knowing that after an event, each veteran goes to bed having
been thanked by people of multiple generations for their brave
service to our country is such a great feeling.”
Dolber presents an award medal to an adaptive athlete from the Center for Discovery at a
World T.E.A.M. Adventure Team Challenge closing ceremony.
American Portfolios affiliated financial advisor William Donahue and
WWII veteran Charlie Elwertowski in Washington D.C., during an Honor
Flight Long Island event.
American Portfolios CEO Lon T. Dolber at Mount Kilimanjaro with World T.E.A.M. adaptive
athletes in 2007.