Shelton-based firm donates to Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

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Joe LoPresti, president of the Barnum Foundation for Life, hands a donation check to Andrea Keefe, Director of Community and Corporate Partnerships for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

Joe LoPresti, president of the Barnum Foundation for Life, hands a donation check to Andrea Keefe, Director of Community and Corporate Partnerships for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

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SHELTON — The Barnum Foundation for Life has donated $5,000 to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp based in Ashford.

The The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded by legendary actor and visionary philanthropist Paul Newman in 1988.

“We feel that the unique work that the Camp does fits in well with a lot of the work our Barnum Foundation for Life does for young people,” said Paul Blanco, CEO of Barnum Financial Group and co-founder of the Barnum Foundation for Life.

The donation was made May 3 prior to the start of the Foundation for Life’s annual golf tournament at the Racebrook Country Club to raise funds for numerous charitable projects.

“The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides ‘a different kind of healing’ to children with serious illnesses and their families through year-round programs celebrating the fun, friendship and spirit of childhood,” said Andrea Keefe, Director, Community and Corporate Partnerships for the Camp. “We greatly appreciate this donation from the Barnum Foundation for Life.”

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com