Philanthropy

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“All I want to do is leave the world a little better than I found it.”
Mark Damisch

2015 will be an historic 40th year of piano performance for Mark Damisch…a year of looking back on the abundance of memories of people and places across the globe where his family and their music have been welcomed so warmly.  So too the year brings fresh and exciting new experiences and venues…one-of-a-kind places like the stunning Konstantinov Palace, home of Vladimir Putin, and many other venues, each special in its own way.

One thing will not change, and that is that the Damisches will continue to donate all benefits from both domestic and international performances to local charitable causes.  Through their music, Mark and his daughters Alexandra and Katherine have, to date, raised over $1 million for non-profit organizations worldwide.  In partnership with these groups, the family – which sponsors its own travel and does not accept performance fees – will honor its tradition of performing to audiences comprised of the charity’s constituents, with all ticket proceeds going to the charity.

To discuss an opportunity to host a concert that benefits a non-profit organization in your region, please contact us using the form provided.

A partial list of charitable recipients:

American Cancer Society

Austrian Embassy

Belfast Crescent Arts Centre

Bemovo Cultural Center, Warsaw, Poland

Blumenthal Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel, Benefit for Holocaust Survivors

Care Austria, Vienna

Cedarhurst Center for the Performing Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

Cemtro Cultural do Poder Judiciario

Chicago-Amman Sister Cities Program

Chicago-Osaka Sister Cities Program

Chicago-Petach Tikva Sister Cities Program

Chicago-Warsaw Sister Cities Program

Childline, CLIC – Juvenile Leukemia

Chinese People’s Association for Friendship, Shanhai/Beijing

Chinese Red Cross

Christoffel Blindenmission, Austria

Council for Jewish Elderly

Ein Gedi Kibbutz, Jerusalem

Fairygodmother Foundation

Garden of Hope / Human Trafficking, Taipei City, Taiwan

Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships, Chicago

Habitat for Humanity, Lake County, IL

Hanbit School for the Blind

Hands of Peace

Hermitage Theater Benefit for Young Boy’s Urgent Medical Needs

Homeless Shelters, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hook Norton Cathedral, Windsor, UK

Illinois State Bar Association

International Centre for the Delhi Music Society

Island of Paros, Greece, Parthenon Marbles Initiative

Japanese Earthquake/Tsunami Victims, Osaka, Japan

Jewish United Fund

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Konstantinov Palace Fundraiser for Sunrise Foundation

Lemon Creek Correctional Facility Prison Ministry

Local Orphanages, St. Petersburg, Russia

Mayors for Peace, Hiroshima, Japan

Nassaukerk Benefit for Homeless and Drug Addiction

National Academy of Music, Hanoi

National Music Conservatory, Egypt

Northern Light Church Replacement Project

Parkinson’s Disease Society, London, UK

Peace in the Middle East: Israel, Egypt, Jordan

Shanghai Food Depository

Sharing and Happiness Hospital, Busan, South Korea

Siem Reap, Cambodia, Educational System

Social Concerns Committee, Paris

South Africa Hospital Benefit

Special Olympics Korea

St. Petersburg International Society for Cooperation

Sue Ryder Foundation, Czech Republic

Sunrise Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk for the Cure

Ticho House, Jerusalem

U.S. Consulate, Hamburg, Germany

U.S. Consulate, Russia

U.S. Embassy in Mexico

U.S.O., Troops in Iraq

Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Universite Finis Terrae, Santiago Chile, Musicians Fund

YWCA Week Without Violence