Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019
Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

At Gabrielle's Wings, we believe in the “butterfly effect,” which says one small change can have a huge impact.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to giving elementary-aged children of color in vulnerable communities the kind of experiences, access, programs, and exposure that Gabrielle had during her short life. We are committed to equipping children with the tools they need to soar above their backgrounds, circumstances, family history, or socioeconomic status.

Gabrielle was a kind and energetic little seven-year-old girl. She suddenly and tragically gained her “angel wings” on June 6, 2017. While her family and friends remain heartbroken over her loss, they are now focused on extending her legacy by helping other children around the world.

With a heart for children and service, Gabrielle’s Wings was started by Gabrielle’s mother, Michelle Hord.

Michelle Hord with daughter Gabrielle smiling outside

“As a mother, I worked hard to create the types of opportunities to ensure my daughter could reach for the stars. Now, my Gabrielle is with the angels. Gabrielle’s Wings exists for children who may not otherwise have the educational or cultural exposure they need to truly soar.

I hope you will join us in fighting for these children. Every child is Gabrielle. Every child is our future. We stand in the gap for them.”

Michelle Hord

Gabrielle's Mother, Founder of Gabrielle's Wings

Gabrielle’s Wings has been funding deserving partner organizations since 2017. Our goal is to create sustainable and innovative programs that will enrich the lives of children of color and their communities.
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Children Impacted since 2017

Partnership Opportunities

Gabrielle’s Wings partners with various organizations and individuals around the world to help children soar beyond their circumstances and reach their full potential. Please contact us if you are interested in partnering with us.

Educational Opportunities

Gabrielle’s Wings believes that children have unlimited potential with equal educational opportunities. Not only do these opportunities strengthen a child’s ability to succeed in life, but can also inspire others to do the same. 

The educational projects that we fund are focused on:

  • Collegiate, Camp and STEAM Scholarships 
  • Gabrielle’s Corner Resource Centers
  • Annual Back-to-School Backpack Drives 
  • STEAM Projects 
  • Reading Projects (with a focus on Diversity & Inclusion)


Cultural Opportunities

Gabrielle’s Wings funds culturally focused projects that expose children to experience all of the potential and possibilities the world offers.  We believe that each child has the potential to soar and make a long-lasting positive impact. 

The cultural projects that we fund are focused on:

  • Art/Music/Dance
  • Sports/Physical Education
  • Culinary Arts