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

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.

More about what we do

Who We Fund

Awarded $33 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, 83 cents of every dollar we raise directly funds the future leaders of cancer research.

Events & News

October 22, 2018

Angel Ball 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

TD Bike Ride

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!

June 2018

New Grantees 2018

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:

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