Gabrielle Bacon is a Trustee of The Moore Charitable Foundation (“MCF”). She oversees the grant portfolio in the areas of education, health and the arts.
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gabrielle Bacon received her Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Cambridge University, UK, where her thesis focus was the International Court of Justice. Recently, Gabrielle Bacon was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for North America to the International Commission of the Voices of Future Generations Project Book Series, which operates in partnership with the United Nations through its Division on Sustainable Development.
Mrs. Bacon serves as Vice President of the Green Vale School Board of Trustees, as well as on the Women’s Board of The Boys’ Club of New York, a 140-year-old organization which provides substantial after-school programs throughout Manhattan for boys in need of additional support. She currently sits on the Board of the Peconic Baykeeper, an environmental watch group on Long Island, tackling water pollution issues. Mrs. Bacon is also a Board Trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University-Weill Cornell medical system.
In the area of the Arts at The Moore Foundation, Mrs. Bacon pioneered and oversees the Artists-in-Residence Program, which provides artists from all over the world with unique access and unrestricted freedom to paint landscapes in private conservation areas. The resulting artwork promotes the compelling importance of environmental protection.
Before undertaking the development of the Moore art collection, Mrs. Bacon worked for over ten years at Sotheby’s in London, UK, and at several galleries in the US. By invitation, she is a member of the Tate International Council (UK) as well as the Chairman’s Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts (NYC). With her husband Louis Bacon, she is a founding member of the new Parrish Art Museum on Long Island.
Mrs. Bacon speaks fluent French, Italian and Spanish. She also has three children and four stepchildren.
Recent Grantees and News:
Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up sustainable school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where poverty and hunger prevent children from getting an education. In 2014, The Moore Charitable Foundation approved a two-year grant that will launch three new feeding programs in the Blantyre region of Malawi, where the majority of the population suffers from acute food insecurity and more than 30 percent of the population lives in severe poverty (UNESCO, 2013). As a result of the Foundation’s support, more than 2,400 students will access free daily meals at school. Read more about Mary’s Meals’ work here.
Launched in 2014, the Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholarship in International Relations at Hughes Hall, Cambridge University (UK) empowers Canadian students of outstanding academic merit to pursue MPhil degrees in International Relations. The Scholarship aims to foster intercultural exchange across the Atlantic Ocean and to promote the increasing importance of International Relations in a global economy. This new program was featured in the Winter 2014 issue of Hughes Magazine. Link to an overview of the Scholarship here; read about Mrs. Bacon’s visit to meet 2015 Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholar, Yuan Yi Zhu here.
On February 22nd, 2016, Gabrielle and Louis Bacon attended the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award Ceremony and Reception at Harvard University. During the visit, Gabrielle and Louis Bacon met with distinguished environmental leaders from the Harvard and New England communities, along with the inaugural class of Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellows of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership. Click here to read more about their visit and the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program.