died peacefully on Saturday, February 24 in New York City at the age of 45. Ms. Gimon was passionately dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world and enhancing the efficacy of philanthropy. She pioneered new ways to engage philanthropists and encouraged them to think creatively about advancing their causes. In this capacity she co-founded the Global Philanthropy Forum and then worked as a Program Manager for Google.org
's Global Development Initiative from 2007 to 2009. She also worked at JP Morgan Private Bank as Vice President of Global Philanthropic Services. Ms. Gimon was also personally active in many philanthropic endeavors and for site visits traveled extensively to East Africa, India and Latin America. She joined the board of the Global Fund for Children in 2002 and served as board chair from 2007 to 2011. She also served on the boards of William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Synergos Institute and The Philanthropy Workshop West. Juliette Gimon was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France and moved to Greenwich, Connecticut at the age of 11. She then earned her BA in Anthropology from Columbia University. In September of 2016 Ms. Gimon was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and with characteristic determination and resolve she tried to help those facing a similar diagnosis. She inspired a video series with Let's Win to give hope to those with pancreatic cancer. Above all she was devoted to her loving daughter Flora who is now surrounded by the love and support of family and close friends. Ms. Gimon is remembered by her daughter Flora Sofia Gimon, mother Eleanor Hewlett Gimon, sisters Nathalie Farman-Farma and Marianne d'Ansembourg, brother Eric Gimon, and their respective spouses Amir Farman-Farma, Alessandro d'Ansembourg, and Emma Gimon, as well her seven nieces and nephews and her many friends around the world. A vigil will take place from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, March 2 at Scotto Funeral Home in Carroll Gardens, 106 1st Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 3 at 4:00pm at Saint Charles Borromeo, 19 Sidney Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201. In lieu of flowers, we would like to encourage contributions in Juliette's honor to the Global Fund for Children and Let's Win.
Published by New York Times on Feb. 28, 2018.