Gabrielle Bacon

Born and raised in Montreal, Canada to an Italian father and Hungarian mother, Gabrielle moved to the UK gained her undergraduate degree at McGill University, where she held a special scholarship as page in the Canadian House of Commons, and her MPhil in International Relations at Cambridge University. During her studies, she became fascinated by the UN’s role in international affairs, and her MPhil thesis at Cambridge was on the International Court of Justice. Gabrielle stayed in Europe for the next fifteen years, working in the media and art worlds in various capacities. As the client liaison for all sales across Europe at Sotheby’s in London, Gabrielle spent many years in the auction world with the help of her language skills of fluent French, Italian and Spanish. She moved to the United States with her American husband, Louis Bacon, a noted environmentalist, some seven years ago where her life has been consumed with children (three of her own with Louis and four step-children), her work at Moore Charitable Trust and her board work. At the Moore Foundation, Gabrielle has brought together areas of education, medicine and the arts, especially as to how they pertain to the environment and land conservation. She pioneered an Artists-in-Residence program for Plein-Air artists to paint at the Foundation’s private preserved lands. For health and welfare, she has supported important projects in the developing world, including feeding children at schools thru Mary’s Meals in Malawi, helping restore vision through Orbis Intl, also scholarships, projects for fundraising and awareness for Donors Choose (education support), Catholic Charities (families and children), among many other initiatives. Gabrielle Bacon was elected Vice President of the GreenVale School (nursery through grade 9) Board of Trustees and also by the Women’s Board of the Boys Club of New York, a 140-year-old organization which provides free after school opportunities in four clubhouses in different areas of Manhattan for disadvantaged boys. She sits on the Board of the Peconic Baykeeper, an environmental watch group on Long Island. Mrs Bacon is also a Board Trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University-Weill Cornell medical system. By invitation, Gabrielle belongs to the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts Director’s Council and the Tate Britain Museum International Council.