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09/27/2023 05:13 PM

Branford Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Ram Shrestha (left) and Paul D’Angelo (right) are joining the non-profit Branford Community Foundation Board and bringing extensive history serving the greater Branford and Shoreline communities. Photo illustration courtesy of Branford Community Foundation

Press Release from the Branford Community Foundation

The Branford Community Foundation (BCF) is pleased to welcome two new board members, Paul D’Angelo and Ram Shrestha. D’Angelo and Shrestha are both active members of the Branford Community who are passionate about giving back, making them welcome additions to the BCF team.

Paul D’Angelo is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana. Holding numerous finance and accounting roles in his career, D’Angelo is now resolved to support the Pepe’s brand and grow its footprint outside New England, so that once and for all, everyone can agree that New Haven pizza is best. D’Angelo grew up in New Haven, where his family owns and operates Libby’s Italian Pastry Shop on Wooster Street.

After attending the University of Connecticut, D’Angelo has enjoyed living in Branford for over 15 years and started a family including three children who are all very involved in sports and community activities.

Ram Shrestha has served on the Branford Representative Town Meeting since 2020 and is currently in his second term representing the fourth district. He is on the Public Service Committee. He was born and raised in Nepal and has lived in Branford for 20 years. He is a small business owner, a past president of the Society of Nepalese in America, and a member of the Orchard House Medical Adult Day Center Board.

The mission of the BCF, founded in 1980, is to improve the well-being of the Branford community by connecting people who care with causes that matter now and for generations to come. To that end, it raises private funds, invests those donations prudently, and distributes income for educational, cultural, health, social, and civic needs.

A volunteer Board of Directors made up of local community leaders who have been selected for their knowledge, interest, and integrity of judgment, oversees BCF.

For more info on upcoming grants, sponsorships, and community events, or to make a contribution to the Branford Community Foundation, contact