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. Currently, she is working towards her PhD in Land Economy (Environmental Sciences) at Cambridge University, UK, where her research is centered on human rights challenges caused by environmental degradation.
A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gabrielle received her Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Cambridge University. Her thesis focus was the International Court of Justice.
Actively involved in environmental protection on all levels, Gabrielle is an active Board member of the Peconic Baykeeper, which tackles local water pollution issues on Long Island. She is also on the US Board of ClientEarth, a global environmental organization. Mrs. Bacon was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for North America to the International Commission of the Voices of Future Generations Project Book Series, in partnership with UNESCO, which globally solicits and promotes children’s stories on UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs).
Gabrielle 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. Mrs. Bacon is also Board Trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University-Weill Cornell medical system. Recently, Gabrielle joined Harvard Kennedy School’s Advisory Council to Dean Elmendorf and the Center for Public Leadership’s Leadership Council.
In the area of the Arts at The Moore Charitable 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 a decade 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 International Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts. 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.
Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellows of the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership
Since 2016, The Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program, housed in Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership has brought 17 motivated fellows together with highly accomplished national and international leaders. The goal: to foster world-class skills to foster sustainable environmental impact; build cross-sector partnerships to accomplish key goals; and inspire new ideas and innovative change to safeguard natural resources and promote a healthy global ecosystem.
Previously, 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.
The Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholarship in International Relations at Hughes Hall, Cambridge University (UK)
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.
The program recently welcomed Miriam Maalouf, a 2016/2017 scholarship recipient – read the Hughes Magazine article here.
For more about Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholarship: link to an overview article from the Winter 2014 issue of Hughes Magazine on the program’s launch; an overview of the Scholarship; and a description of Mrs. Bacon’s visit to meet 2015 Gabrielle Sacconaghi Bacon Scholar, Yuan Yi Zhu.
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.