Partnership Benefits Veterans

Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey donated $10,000 in January to UMass Boston’s William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences through his Claddagh Fund, a charity he founded in 2009.

The money will support writers workshops for veterans, mentoring programs for veterans involved with the criminal justice system, and music therapy programs for both male and female combat veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.

“I trust the program. I support what they’re doing,” Casey said. “[The Joiner Institute] puts their heart and soul into helping veterans, and I know any funds that come via the Claddagh Fund will be put to great use.”

Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey (left) and Joiner Institute Director
Thomas Kane.

"This support will enable us to do a lot more, reach a lot more veterans." 

Thomas Kane