GABRIELLES ANGEL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH INC

Cure Cancer Now

aka Cure Cancer Now   |   New York, NY   |  www.gabriellesangels.org

Mission

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research funds the best and brightest junior investigators whose research focuses on finding less toxic treatments for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has funded research grants totaling nearly $37 million dollars in global giving. On average, eighty-five cents of every dollar raised directly funds research. Gabrielle's Angel Foundation celebrates more than 20 years of transformations in cancer treatment and care. We honor Gabrielle's legacy by funding the most cutting-edge, creative ideas in cancer research with an eye toward getting treatments from the bench, to the bedside, to a cure.

Ruling year info

1996

Founder

Ms. Denise Rich

Main address

142 W. 57th Floor 11

New York, NY 10019 USA

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Formerly known as

The G&P Foundation for Cancer Research

EIN

13-3916689

NTEE code info

Cancer Research (H30)

Public Foundations (T30)

Cancer (G30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation funds research into better treatments, prevention and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and other blood related cancers. The Foundation awards grants to. the best and brightest. early career scientists at NCI-designated institutions in the US in the amount of $225,000 over three years. The Foundation not only funds conventional scientific research, but also projects that combine integrative (complementary) therapies or botanical agents. We focus on projects that are most likely to be translated into clinical trials within a three to five-yearperiod. In addition to research, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation also funds music therapy programs at select institutions in the United States. We also fund an annual symposium with the goal of our scientists making connections and forming collaborations. We believe that cancer research saves lives and that our best hope for cures is by funding the early career emerging scientists.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Music Therapy

Music therapy programs provide one-on-one patient and family care with bedside visits as well as in the pre-surgical and post-operative suites. A solace to both patients and their families, trained therapists work closely as part of the interdisciplinary hospital teams that include physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains. Often music therapy patients are referred for relief of symptoms such as pain, anxiety, social isolation and end-stage disease.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation funds the best and brightest early career scientists in the United States. We support research that focuses on cancer prevention, detection, and treatments that are most likely to be translated into clinical trials within a 3 – 5 year period. The Foundation not only funds mainstream scientific research but also projects that combine integrative (complementary) therapies or botanical agents. These annual Medical Research Awards total $225,000 and are given over a three-year period.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of research studies funded

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Researchers

Related Program

Scientific Research

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Early career scientistsare often overlooked for funding from larger governmental sources or foundations in favor of more well-established labs. In recent years we’ve seen more than ever that talented young scientists bring creative and innovative approaches to institutions’ research programs and need our support to be able to prove their ideas. More than 80% of our grantees go on to obtain further funding thanks to early career support from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, which illustrates the importance of the seed money we provide to their research.

Blood cancer research is desperately needed because despite the many treatment advancements that have been made in the last 20 years, it is estimated that leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma account for nearly 10% of all cancer-related deaths in the United States each year. Nearly 1.29 million people are either living with, or in remission from, these cancers. Funding this critical research will help us get closer to a cure.

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation solicits grant applications by invitation only from NCI-designated institutions across the United States. We have rigorous standards for our funding and on average only selectthe top 8-10 grants out of the 55+ applications we receive each year. The grants focus on the most cutting-edge and innovative approaches to blood cancer treatment. Our Medical Advisory Board, a panel of expertsled by Stephen D. Nimer, MD, Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, selects only the nation's most promising projects for funding. More than 80% of our grantees go on to obtain further funding thanks to early career support from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. To be eligible for a Medical Research Award from Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, candidates must: Hold a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, Have held their current position no longer than five years, Have independent research projects as well as independent resourcesHave preliminary results and/or publications from their independent laboratory.

The Medical Research Award Application will be judged by evaluating the qualifications of the investigator, the rational and significance of the proposal, the relevance of proposal to Foundation goals, appropriate methodology proposed, and likelihood for success.

Our goal is to fund as many new research projects as we can every year. On average we give $2 million each year to new Medical Research Awards. The majority of our funding is raised through our fundraising event, The Angel Ball Gala and through online and live auctions.

Research awards are chosen by our ten member Medical Advisory Board which is Chaired by Dr. Stephen D. Nimer. The review progress is rigorous and only the best of the best are chosen for funding.

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation has funded nearly $37 million in research grants. Our goal is to continue to fund the best and boldest scientists in our nation and to also grow our music therapy support. Our goal for 2020 is to fund $2 million in new research grants.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We collect feedback from our scientists about your annual medical symposium. We ask what works in terms of the program and also ask for their feedback on location. We are moving it back to NYC based on recent feedback since our last event was in Miami and the majority would prefer NYC.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We don’t share the feedback we collect,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GABRIELLES ANGEL FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH INC

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Stephen D. Nimer

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Univ. of Miami Miller School of Health

Term: 1996 -

Denise Rich

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research

Dr. Stephen D. Nimer

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Patricia Qiuck

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Daniella Rich Kilstock

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/19/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability