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Founding Members Glen Kendall, Kale Butcher, Matt Silver, Luke Dudley, Brett Reis, Emil DeFrancesco, Adam Luchansky, Ryan Squillante and Andy Porter

Founding Members Glen Kendall, Kale Butcher, Matt Silver, Luke Dudley, Brett Reis, Emil DeFrancesco, Adam Luchansky, Ryan Squillante and Andy Porter


On the evening of September 26, hundreds of philanthropists  joined The Boxer Bowtie Club, a nonprofit formed by friends to gather their communities around a select cause annually, on a casino cruise around Manhattan. The voyage aboard Hornblower Hybrid Yacht launching from Pier 40 had one mission: to send 40 kids to Paul Newman’s Hole in The Wall Gang Camp – a camp that offers a different kind of healing to seriously ill children.

“All children deserve to discover the excitement of life no matter their diagnoses,” said Boxer Bowtie Club Founding Member, Andrew Porter. “All parents deserve to see their children lost in a moment of fun. Through the Hole in the Wall Gang, we are fortunate to support our neighbors at the most vulnerable times in their life.”

The Boxer Bowtie Club’s inaugural fundraiser raised $75,000. As overhead costs were covered by the founding members with support from their employers, 100 percent of proceeds go towards sending children to camp.

“In its inaugural year, The Boxer Bowtie Club have proven themselves as an outstanding partner and friend to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp,” said Camp’s Chief Development Officer, Ken Alberti. “The Cards for Camp event didn’t just raise a significant amount for our growing programs, but it also was a ton of fun and introduced many new friends to Camp’s mission. We are so grateful for Boxer Bowtie’s creativity, generosity and support”

Guests  enjoyed an open bar, danced to live band, Do I Do and played blackjack, craps and roulette while enveloped in views of a sparkling New York City skyline. Hole in the Wall Gang Camp alum, Kingdar Prussien, shared his experience at camp with a hushed crowd. As a child, he was a sickle cell patient who spent much of his time in clinical settings, he explained how at camp, every day was the new best day of his life.

Fundraising efforts were bolstered by a silent auction including:

  • All inclusive seven-night-stay at Esperanza resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Authentic Tom Brady signed jersey
  • Swarovski Jewelry

About Boxer Bowtie Club

The Boxer Bowtie Club is a registered 501 (c) (3) non -profit organization founded and operated by a group of nine former classmates from Weston, Connecticut and our close friends. Our objective  is to collaborate with each other utilizing our individual skill sets to  build a platform in which we can volunteer and raise money for worthy causes within our communities. We are proud to commit 100% of our net proceeds to the charities we support.

We take a passionate and fully engaged approach to three core principles which serve as the driving force behind our organization. Our core objectives are: Gather: we gather people together; Give: we give to those in need; Grow: together we further expand our reach and strengthen our communities.

About The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families through a variety of year-round programs. The Camp delivers fun, friendship and a healthy dose of mischief through its signature summer program and weekend sessions at the Camp facility in Ashford, Conn. as well as outreach to hospitals, clinics and communities across the Northeast. All services are free of charge.

All photos by Daniel Federowicz