New activity room at City of Hope named in honor of Austrian-American Council West

Glendale, February 28th 2013

AACW President Veronika Reinelt presented
City of Hope Chair of the Department of Pediatrics Dr. Joseph Rosenthal
with a donation check of $250,000 to support the hospital’s
highly acclaimed work in curing children’s cancer.

An appreciation plaque was unveiled by Ms. Reinelt and Executive Vice President Lilliana Popov-Alexander in the activity room that was dedicated to the AACW.

Thirty benefactors and directors of the AACW along with Field Deputy Brian Mejia of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors toured the attractive campus of City of Hope,
and participated in the unveiling and viewed the donors’ wall, in addition to visiting the rose garden where a plaque commemorates an earlier 2008 gift from the AACW
given in honor of Austrian-American Day.

Annual Member Meeting & Farewell

Special Thanks and Farewell to Austrian Consul Dr. Karin Proidl, Los Angeles June 27th 2013

The Austrian-American Council West joins the many well-wishers in Los Angeles and across the Western United States in saying thank you and Auf Wiedersehen to our Consul General,
now Ambassador to Argentina, Dr.Proidl. We appreciate the productive and enjoyable four years of her leadership and are proud to have been able to cooperate with the Consulate General as co-sponsors on a number of projects that furthered our core mission,
perpetuating Austrian-American friendship.

In addition to the Council’s own events, the following
programs were unique opportunities to co-sponsor and cooperate between the
Austrian Consulate General and the Austrian-American Council West.

@ Goethe Institute

Mahler at The Piano:
Lecture and Performance commemorating Gustav Mahler's 150th Birthday.

The feature film “Mahler On The Couch”.


 Premiere of Arthur Schnitzler's “Being Jewish in
Vienna”, a staged reading at the Getty Center and at USC.

Further teamwork through a program
at the Villa Aurora in the Pacific Palisades with selections by Zeisl, Meyerbeer,
Schoenberg and others. The featured Austrian performers were the baritone
Daniel Serafin and the pianist Jasna Popovic.


A staged reading at the Goethe-Institute of the
successful play “Der Mentor”. The dark comedy’s renowned
Austrian playwright Daniel Kehlmann attended.

In addition, work with Austrian Prof. Harald Friedl at
California State University Long Beach.

These four years were a very visible and joyous time for
Austrian-American relations and we are grateful for the opportunity
for the creative teamwork.  
Buena suerte in Argentina Dr. Proidl, and please visit us again!

Austrian-American Day & Annual Award

Los Angeles, September, 2013

The Austrian-American Council West has created an Annual Award.
This award is composed of patron donations and the net proceeds from our events together with a gift from the Council itself. Every year, a nonprofit is carefully selected;
the majority of these organizations are dedicated to helping children with
special needs. We have contributed to many worthy organizations over the years.

Our Council decided this year to match the donations of our generous patrons
and was very pleased to present a check for $12,000 to The Auxiliary of the
Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children.

"Forget-me-not Luncheon"

Los Angeles, Wilshire Country Club, October 2013

AACW Assists Philippine Typhoon Victims

Los Angeles, Wilshire Country Club, October 2018

October, 2013 AACW Assists Philippine Typhoon Victims

In keeping with the Council's tradition of supporting
humanitarian causes and helping the victims of disasters worldwide,
the Austrian-American Council West pledged $5000 to the Philippine Typhoon Relief
at the Philippine evening at the Beverly Hills Country Club.
The pledge consists of donors and Austrian-American Council West contributions.
Representing her fellow Filipinos, Miss World 2013, a proud native of the Philippines, graciously accepted the pledge with deep appreciation.