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.
Gabrielle is an active board member of the Peconic Baykeeper, tackling local water pollution issues on Long Island, as well as 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, which in partnership with UNESCO, 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.
Before undertaking the development of the Moore art collection, Mrs. Bacon worked for many 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 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.