Denise Rich and Friends of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Present

The Midsummer Angel Gala

The Fleur Room at The Moxy Hotel Chelsea
Performances by DJ Coco Robert, Johnny Manuel, DJ Celeste Greenberg, and more
Honoree: Andrew Warren
Thanks to everyone who made the first Midsummer Angel Gala such a success! Stay tuned for updates about our 2020 event. 


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“In the past two decades the Foundation has funded over $35 million in research grants, and 92 cents of every dollar goes directly to our mission to #curecancernow”

Our Objective:


Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s Young Professional Committee’s Midsummer Angel Gala was born from the desire of young professionals to give back and make a difference in the fight against cancer. Chaired by Hugh Barton, Chimere Cisse, Julia Nikonovaite, Thomas E. Pierce II and Alexander Ulvsgard, the inaugural event on June 24th, 2019 featured cocktails and a DJ in a dreamy midsummer night’s setting at the Moxy Hotel’s Fleur Room in Chelsea. The event committee features many young professionals with extensive social media reach and engagement which will be actively utilized for event and sponsor promotion. All proceeds went towards Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s support of music therapy. Music therapy provides one on one patient and family care with bedside visits. Music helps to relieve symptoms such as pain, anxiety, isolation and provides solace to patients at end stage of their disease. Gabrielle believed that “Music Heals the Soul” and this program was created with her love of music and of helping others in mind. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was created in memory of Gabrielle Rich Aoaud who died of leukemia in 1996 at the age of 27. It was her wish and vision to fund research so that others would not suffer as she did. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation funds the best and brightest young scientists who are searching for better treatments, preventions and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers. 

Our Hosts:


Denise Rich

Andrew Warren

Thomas E. Pierce II
Chimere Cisse
Alexander Ulvsgard
Jujlia Nikonovaite
Hugh Barton

Ayaan Ahmed
Alex Assouline
Anna Lundblad
Anna Pyatibratova
Anna Zege
Ben Kotler
Brendan Brown
Connor Kennedy
Danielle Naftali
Eline Syrdalen
Ilana Maskin
Jacob Busch
Julian Polack
Justin Galloway
Kim Hoedeman
Lidiya Maltseva
Makenzie Moon
Michael Pascal
Natalie Jackson
Neal Batra
Rebecca Hackl
Serena Kerrigan
Twan Kuyper
Zakiya Ansley

Thank you!

Thank you to all of our supporters who made our first ever Midsummer Angel Gala such a success! We raised over $100,000 for our mission and are so grateful for your support. Click here for more photos from the event and stay tuned for details about our next Midsummer Angel Gala in summer 2020!