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 Foundation will celebrate #AngelBall2018 on Monday, October 22, 2018 in New York City at Cipriani Wall Street. We are thrilled to be honoring Avery & Monte Lipman of Republic Records and Harvey Spevak of Equinox!
May 6, 2018
On May 6, 2018, Cynthia Ott and Christopher Correia participated in the TD Five Boro Bike Ride as part of Team Gabrielle’s Angels. They biked 40 grueling miles throughout the city and as if that wasn’t impressive enough, they also raised nearly $20,000 to support our mission! We’re so appreciative of the hard work Cynthia and Christopher put into training and fundraising. We’re excited to build on the success of this year’s ride and continue to grow our sports endurance fundraising efforts!
We are so thrilled to announce our newest class of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation grantees! These 10 researchers are working on some of the most innovative blood cancer treatments in the nation and we are proud to support them. We've committed $2.95M in funding to these projects and a few others this year: