who we are
We are a nonprofit charitable organization working to create opportunities for veterans to gather.
Based in Newburyport, Mass, the Veterans Legacy Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.
Our organization was founded by Charlene Dolan in 2012 to give World War II veterans like her father, Charles Dolan, a regular opportunity to socialize.
Today we host ten luncheons annually, There are almost 1,000 World War II-era veterans across Essex County. All are welcomed to attend.
Each luncheon costs around $1,100. All of our funding is derived from the generous contributions of private individuals, local businesses and likeminded charities. Officers and Directors receive no compensation for their services. Every penny goes back into the luncheons.
331 High Street
Newburyport, Ma 01950