Gabrielle White was suddenly granted her “angel wings” in June of 2017. During her short life, she was blessed with educational and cultural exposure opportunities that many children do not have access to or cannot afford.
To honor her daughter’s legacy, Michelle Hord established the Gabrielle’s Wings Fund at Westchester Community Foundation, a division of The New York Community Trust.
The mission of Gabrielle’s Wings is to encourage children of underserved communities by providing scholarships and offering educational support and cultural exposure. We hope that Gabrielle’s legacy will enable children to aspire to dreams beyond their immediate horizons and that her “wings” will enable them to soar.
Gabrielle Eileen was a vivacious seven year old with a million dollar smile. Even at a young age, making a difference was very important to Gabrielle. For her last two birthdays, she even asked party guests for donations for needy children in lieu of gifts.
She had a true love for animals - especially butterflies. Gabrielle’s Wings embraces “The Butterfly Effect” - that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wings can create a tremendous impact on the world.