Angel Charities, Inc.

Angel Charities, Inc is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization presenting AngelRide. Tax ID 47-2608324. Our mailing address is PO Box 1013, Old Lyme, CT 06371.


AngelRide is more than a charity bicycle event held in the spring. AngelRide is a community of caring folks who come together to ride or support the riders. We have a heart for helping children in their journey of physical and emotional healing. Our riders welcome a challenging route and our volunteers provide unparalleled support. We are proud of our Little AngelRiders who step up to help their peers. Our volunteers are indispensable and join together to provide a fun and safe day full of appreciation and smiles.

Board of Directors

Andy Pandiani – Chair
Chris Ashby
Fred Brooke
Nancy Chupak – Secretary
Lynn McCarthy – Emeritus
Lynn Pandiani

Quick facts about AngelRide:

  • $6 million raised since 2004
  • An all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit
  • Presented by Angel Charities, Inc.
  • Beginning in 2019, proceeds benefit The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp
  • Prior to 2019, proceeds benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
  • Named for Angela “Angel” Uihlein Meeks, diagnosed with leukemia at age 12
  • Tax ID # 47-2608324

AngelRide Timeline

  • AngelRide 2023 celebrated the 20th AngelRide! 15 years supporting the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and 5 years supporting The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp
  • November 2022: AngelRide recognized as Benefactor of the Year at the Annual Gala of the CT Burns Care Foundation
  • Since 2019: $238,000 gifted to The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp
  • 2022: Return to the Classic AngelRide with start/finish in Essex, CT and also offered the Remote option
  • 2021: 2nd Remote version of AngelRide
  • 2020: Swiftly adapted to a Remote AngelRide gathering virtually and participating individually
  • 2018: AngelRide announces their partnership supporting The Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp operated by the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation.
  • 2018: AngelRide celebrates its 15-year Anniversary
  • 2013: AngelRide celebrates its 10th anniversary ride
  • 2012: $655,000 raise for the cause
  • 2007: Profits are dedicated to Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Hospital Outreach Program
  • 2005: AngelRide profits provide a laptop to every child in Connecticut with cancer and the remaining funds go to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
  • 2004: The first AngelRide – 32 riders, supporting Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and financially distressed families of children with cancer