WHO WE ARE
The Austrian-American Council of North America is a not-for-profit organization
that fosters good will and better understanding between the people of Austria
and the United States. It sponsors and co-sponsors many Austrian cultural events,
such as concerts, recitals and exhibits, Austrian artists and the arts
and supports many humanitarian causes world-wide.
SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGE FUNDRAISER
With your support we can bring the first SOS Children's Village to California and
begin to change how children are cared for in foster care.
For quite some time we have been working with Tim McCormick, CEO of the most successful SOS Children's Village Illinois to guide us in our endeavor
to bring the Villages here in California.
The Oscar winning actor Christian Bale has been to our office to support the creation of an SOS Children's Villages and has given a televised interview in Palmdale just a short time ago.
Help fund our cause to bring a loving home, family and
community to lots of children in need.
OUR FUNDRAISING ACHIEVEMENTS
Throughout the years we have helped raise money for various projects, schools and entities.
Explore our current fundraisers and our history in raising funds for various projects.
City of Hope Donation
Donation for establishing a spacious therapeutic room
at the main medical building of City of Hope.
JOIN US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE !
We bring people together with Austrian/European heritage and interests.
Explore the benefits of a membership
OUR SOCIAL & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
The Austrian-American Council West distinguished itself inmany cultural and social affairs like galas, balls and dinner dances. The Council has hosted symphony orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, showcased major musical artists from the Republic of Austria and the United States of America, as well as having provided opportunities for lesser-known
talents to perform publicly. A variety of performers have enjoyed Council sponsorship.
AACW has presented countless concerts, book presentations and signings,
film production and screenings, lectures and exhibits.
Yearly highlights have been the Austrian-American Day black tie galas attended by
ambassadors, consul generals, county and city officials and other dignitaries and members.
At these occasions the Austrian-American Council West has created an annual Austrian American Day Award to be donated to carefully selected nonprofit organizations
that are dedicated to helping children in need.
UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE
JULY 2023 TBD
Member Meeting & Board Election
( for Members only )
AUGUST 2023 TBD
Austrian American Day Gala
( for members and non members )
AUSTRIAN- AMERICAN DAY
Proclamation 7027 by the President of the United States of America
Bill Clinton, 2nd President of the United States (1993-2001)
In 1997, responding to an appeal initiated by the Austrian-American Council with support from then Austrian Ambassador to the United States of America Dr. Helmut Türk, the President of the United States Bill Clinton designated September 26 to be known nationwide as Austrian-American Day. In recognition of the friendships between the two countries and the contributions Austrians have made in so many fields to this great country, annual celebrations are organized and are attended by Ambassadors, members of the Diplomatic Corps, prominent local business leaders, and elected officials of Los Angeles City and County as well as members of the Austrian-American Council West and friends.