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.
20 Years 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.
Medical Advisory Board
*Barrie R. Cassileth, Ph.D.
By the Numbers
We take the commitment of our donors seriously. By showing fiscal responsibility in program, administrative and fundraising costs, 83 cents of every dollar we raise directly funds the future leaders of cancer research.
Events & News
October 22, 2018
Gabrielle’s Angel raises $3 million For Blood Cancer Research at Angel Ball 2018 Karamo Brown hosted the evening which honored Dottie Herman, Monte Lipman, Avery Lipman and Harvey Spevak
Artist Fer De Silva was on-hand at this years Angel Ball live painting his iconic “hearts” and also created an interactive installation for the guests to enjoy, sponsored by ALECIA.
On November 16th, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation research grantees from the past two decades came together for our 9th Annual Medical Symposium at 54 Below in New York City. The Medical Symposium provides a forum for the nation’s leading cancer research scientists to present their work in the hematologic malignancies and encourages collaborations across institutions. In the afternoon, donors joined the session to hear from our most recent class of grantees about the latest projects funded by the Foundation. Attendees were also treated to a performance by Caly Bevier, ovarian cancer survivor and America's Got Talent finalist.