Gabrielle Fitzgerald

Founder and CEO, Panorama

Gabrielle Fitzgerald is the founder and CEO of Panorama and co-founder of Pandemic Action Network. With decades of experience in politics, policy, and philanthropy, Gabrielle has become a recognized voice and thought leader on catalytic philanthropy, women’s leadership, and pandemic preparedness and response.

As a platform for social change, Panorama’s mission is to maximize social impact by partnering with visionary leaders to co-develop solutions with audacious thinking and bold action.

The organization is focused on creating action-oriented partnerships, influencing decision-makers, and facilitating conversations that lead to meaningful collaboration and change for people and the planet. Since its founding in 2017, Panorama has brought much-needed attention and significant funding to complex societal challenges including pandemic preparedness, gender parity in politics, and adolescent mental health.

Under Gabrielle’s leadership, Panorama has played an instrumental role in the formation of several initiatives, including The Ascend Fund, and The Upswing Fund, and managed dozens of strategic partnerships, collaborative funds, and fiscal sponsorships.

Gabrielle has spent much of her career working to increase awareness, change policies and raise resources in an effort to decrease the number of deaths from infectious diseases. Gabrielle co-founded the Pandemic Action Network,  which drives collective action to end the COVID-19 crisis and ensure the world is prepared for the next pandemic. She is also a founding member of the COVID-19 Action Fund for Africa, a collaboration between more than 30 partners that provided more than 119 million pieces of personal protective equipment to community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to founding Panorama, Gabrielle spent more than a decade working in philanthropy. She directed the $100M Ebola Program at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and served as the director of Global Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gabrielle spent the early stage of her career in Washington, D.C. She led the public affairs strategy for HIV/AIDS and disaster response at the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as the communications director for the U.S. Committee for Refugees. She also served as a speechwriter for President Clinton at The White House.

Gabrielle is board president of American Friends of United for Global Mental Health. She holds an M.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a B.A. from American University.


2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat

Posted on April 19, 2023 by Susan Stamerjohn, Michelle Tremillo, Alejandro Foung, Dr. Jason Franklin, Jonathan Brack, Sandra Fluke, Tonya Allen, Diego Zegarra, Sue Banerjee, Catherine Maddox Walton

Save the Date 2023 Family Philanthropy Leadership Retreat
Thank you so much for your interest in the Leadership Retreat. The event is sold out, and we are no longer accepting names for the waitlist, due to the unlikelihood of accommodating everyone on it already. We are delighted by the response, and we regret that we have to turn anyone away. Please keep an eye on our Programs and… Read More
Voices from the Field

The Critical Need to Invest in Women’s Leadership: An opportunity to learn, take action, and generate match funding

Posted on September 29, 2022 by Gabrielle Fitzgerald

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Over the course of my career in philanthropy and government, I’ve been fortunate to participate in many high-level meetings where key decisions have been made.  All too often, I was the only woman in these rooms—whether I was at the table or in a supporting role. It’s hard to believe that it’s necessary to make the point that women need… Read More

Collaborative Philanthropy in the Time of COVID-19

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Tony Mestres, Elizabeth Cousens, Judith Monroe, Gabrielle Fitzgerald

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The National Center for Family Philanthropy is dedicated to serving families who give and those that work with them. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering conversations on topics of interest to all philanthropic families associated with family foundations, donor-advised funds, family offices, and other philanthropic vehicles. For questions about this series, please contact Jen Crino at… Read More