About Gabrielle

Gabrielle Rich Aouad grew up in Switzerland where she graduated from Aiglon School. She graduated with honors from Oxford University in England, earning her B.A. in philosophy and modern languages. Fluent in five languages, Gabrielle was a champion skier, an expert in horseback riding and a skilled rock mountain climber.

In the summer of 1991, she moved to New York and joined the NYU intensive film program where she met her future husband, Philip Aouad. At the tender age of 23, she was diagnosed with advanced stage Hodgkin’s disease. Her strength and feistiness never failed through months of painful treatment.

Our Inspiration

Over two decades of funding

Helping to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, reduce their toxicity and improve the quality of life of patients.

The Foundation funds innovative clinical or basic science research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with existing effective therapies for patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Such therapeutic approaches could include alternative or complementary medicine.

More about what we do

Who We Fund

Awarded $35 Million Dollars in Research Grants
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD

Columbia University Medical Center,

Sarah Tasian, MD
Sarah Tasian, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,

Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD
Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,

Birgit Knoechel, MD, PhD
Birgit Knoechel, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,

Medical Advisory Board

Eduardo D. Bruera, MD
Eduardo D. Bruera, MD

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD
Michael A. Caligiuri, MD

City of Hope National Medical Center

Curt I. Civin, MD
Curt I. Civin, MD

University of Maryland School of Medicine

John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine

Jerome E. Groopman, MD
Jerome E. Groopman, MD

Harvard Institute of Medicine

Carl H. June, MD
Carl H. June, MD

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Stephen D. Nimer, MD – Chairman
Stephen D. Nimer, MD – Chairman

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Rainer Storb, MD
Rainer Storb, MD

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Cheryl L. Willman, MD
Cheryl L. Willman, MD

University of New Mexico Cancer Research & Treatment Center

Jeffrey D. White, MD
Jeffrey D. White, MD

Bethesda, Maryland

*Janet D. Rowley, M.D., D.Sc.
*Barrie R. Cassileth, Ph.D.
Fiscal responsibility

By the Numbers

We take the commitment of our donors seriously. By showing fiscal responsibility in program, administrative and fundraising costs, 92 cents of every dollar we raise directly funds the future leaders of cancer research.

Events & News

March 18, 2020

An update from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Founder Denise Rich and our staff are hopeful that all of our friends and donors stay safe and healthy during this pandemic. Our Foundation staff will be working remotely but we are available via email at info@gabriellesangels.org for any questions or needs. We are excited to be working again with our fabulous Young Professionals Committee for 2020 and also looking forward with hope to our Fall events. The Mid-Summer Angel Gala will be postponed from June 25 to September and we will continue to give updates via social media and email about that event and other Foundation news! Be safe and well Angels!

May 3, 2020

Sign up for the 2020 TD Five Boro Bike Tour with Team Gabrielle's Angels!

Sign up for a VIP charity entry for the 2020 TD Five Boro Bike Tour with Team Gabrielle's Angels and, in exchange for a $750 fundraising commitment, you'll receive: Priority start in the first wave of riders on event day, breakfast and lunch the day-of the event, exclusive Gabrielle's Angel Foundation gear, and an online fundraising page and support to help you reach your goals. This event sells out every year so joining Team Gabrielle's Angels is the best way to ensure your entry and get involved! Plus, the money you raise will go directly toward funding our mission to cure blood cancers.

October 28, 2019

Angel Ball 2019

We are so thrilled to announce that we raised $3 million (and counting!) for blood cancer research at Angel Ball 2019. The gala which took place at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28th, honored Amy & Brian France, Co-Owner, NASCAR, Founders, Luke & Meadow Foundation, and Marc J. Leder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Special thank you to our sponsors including celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, Porsche Cars North America, Insignia, and Casa Noble Tequila. Event décor was provided by Birch Event Designs. Thank you all for your incredible support of our mission to #CureCancerNow! #AngelBall2019

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