Social Commitment

Supporting social projects is not only very close to our hearts on a personal level; we also see it as part of our corporate culture and social responsibility.

 

Donations instead of Christmas presents

Part of our social commitment consists of donations that go to social organisations and projects. Our main focus is children who are seriously ill or in need. For many years, in place of giving Christmas presents we have supported the following organisations and projects:

  • Mary's Meals
  • CS Caritas Socialis
  • Sterntalerhof - child's hospice and family harbourage
  • CONCORDIA Social Projects
  • MyHope

Charity concerts

As well as our Christmas donations, it is also important to us to support social projects within cultural events, such as concerts. We are particularly pleased that some of our colleagues from EHL and throughout the industry are willing to lend their support and actively work together with us.

 

Charity concert in favor of CONCORDIA Sozialprojekte | June 2021

On Saturday, June 26, 2021, just a few days after the further relaxation of the Corona regulations for cultural events, the EHL Group took the opportunity to make up for its charity concert postponed in 2020 with a one-year delay, thus continuing the series of these charity events that have now become a tradition. The attractive program at the matinée on June 26, featuring the "Concerto grosso in F major" by Alessandro Scarlatti, "Spring" and "Summer" from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," and Mozart's "Symphony in A major," generated great interest in the well-attended Mozart Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus.  

First-class musical quality was provided by the Camerata academica Wien orchestra with members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christian Birnbaum. Among the performers was, as always, Michael Ehlmaier on the violin and this time, on behalf of the ÖVI, Anton Holzapfel as harpsichordist. 

The beautiful setting undoubtedly contributed to the fact that not only the musicians but also the numerous sponsors were particularly motivated. Thus, EHL Managing Director Michael Ehlmaier was able to hand over a donation check of 60,000 Euros for the CONCORDIA elementary school in Ploiesti / Romania to Bernhard Drumel, Executive Director of CONCORDIA Social Projects. The proceeds of the benefit concert will go to the CONCORDIA elementary school with all-day care, which will be completed in the fall of 2020. There, disadvantaged children in Ploiesti / Romania will receive a good education and thus the chance for a better life.  

Charity concert in favor of Caritas Socialis | Märch 2018

On Monday, March 12, 2018, an extraordinary concert evening took place with the support of numerous local real estate professionals in the sold-out Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus. The concert, initiated by EHL and organized together with Caritas Socialis, motivated the many sponsors not only to attend a great musical event, but also to generously support the project "Hospice needs more space".

Under the direction of conductor Georg Mark and accompanied by the wu chor wien, the Chorus im Hemd and the Cantus Novus Wien, the orchestra camarata ars vivendi performed Giuseppe Verdi's only sacred musical work, the "Messa da Requiem". The music-loving EHL managing director and violinist Michael Ehlmaier also took part in the symphonic orchestra, EHL marketing director Theres Kolarz-Lakenbacher shone in the choir.

But the concert was not only a great artistic success, the proceeds from the donations also exceeded all expectations thanks to the generous support of well-known representatives of the real estate industry. For example, Michael Ehlmaier was able to hand over a check for EUR 80,000 to the chairwoman of Caritas Socialis, Dr. Christine Schäfer. The proceeds will be used for the reconstruction of the CS Hospiz Rennweg.

Charity concert in favor of Caritas Socialis | May 2014

EHL was the main sponsor of the benefit concert "Carmina Burana" for the "Red Anchor" facility of Caritas Socialis in the Vienna Konzerthaus. The EHL was not only financially involved, but also actively - Michael Ehlmaier as violinist, as well as Theres Kolarz-Lakenbacher and Eva-Christina Tondolo as choir members, made musical contributions.

The proceeds of the concert evening will benefit children and young people who are cared for by the Red Anchor of the CS Hospice Rennweg. The Red Anchor supports children and young people who are confronted with the death of a loved one in order to find a foothold in life again. Two psychotherapists accompany children in the phase before and after the death of a loved one. The services offered by Rote Anker are free of charge for those affected and are financed exclusively by donations.