Lon T. Dolber
President, CEO, CIO, American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc.
Vice Chairman, World T.E.A.M. Sports
Lon T. Dolber is the president and chief executive officer of American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc, (APFS). The firm is an independent broker-dealer that Lon started in 2001 with the vision of like-minded financial professionals to provide unbiased advice for the investing public. With over 800 registered investment professionals located in 375 branch offices throughout the country, APFS’ strong infrastructure supports the client service needs and investment oversight of more than $25 billion dollars in assets under management.
Additionally, as American Portfolio’s Chief Information Officer and 38 years working in the financial services industry, Lon’s financial product and service knowledge as an investment professional, combined with a strong technological and technical background, has provided both the firm and the industry with leadership and strategic thinking to the business challenges of the day, as well as opportunities for the future.
Lon is a major philanthropic leader with a long history of giving back to the community. Since 2010, he has partnered with The Center for Discovery in the development of the Adventure Team Challenge in partnership with World T.E.A.M. (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) Sports (WTS), to provide extraordinary athletic and outdoor experiences for disabled athletes from The Center. Serving as the vice chair of WTS, Lon has been instrumental in implementing, supporting and participating in other events such as: the Return to Kilimanjaro Expedition; several annual Face of America bike rides; the Coastal Team Challenge in the Pacific Northwest and annually on Long Island; and cross-country Sea to Shining Sea and Ottawa-to Washington, DC CAN AM Veterans Challenge bike rides.
Adventure Team Challenge – Powered by American Portfolios and World TEAM Sports
Under the leadership of Lon Dolber, The Center for Discovery has partnered with American Portfolios (AP) and World TEAM Sports since 2010 to present the Adventure Team Challenge for disabled athletes and residents of The Center for Discovery. Groups of Center athletes train in the months preceding the event, which has taken place at the Frost Valley YMCA Camp in the Catskills or on The Center’s campus and culminates in a series of athletic, recreational and outdoor experiences to provide a sense of achievement and teamwork for those with significant physical and behavioral disabilities. In addition to the generous financial underwriting, a number of American Portfolio employees have volunteered to serve as team members and assist Center staff in providing essential logistical support leading up to these events and throughout its implementation. This support not only includes American Portfolio employees, but has grown over the years to include AP family, friends, disabled veterans and others.
Lon and a team of athletes from The Center for Discovery on the summit of Slide Mountain, the highest peak in the Catskills (2013)
Don't miss this great interview with Lon Dolber and actor Aidan Quinn discussing The Center for Discovery and 2018 Gala!