Charity and Sponsorship
16 December 2016
Gazprom and OMV Held a Charity Christmas Ball for Children
Energy for Life Christmas Ball 2016
On 14 December 2016, Energy for Life charity Christmas ball for children was held at the Zeremonienzaal of Hofburg Palace in Vienna, as part of the cultural partnership program between Gazprom and OMV AG. It became the second event within the “Imperial Capitals: Saint Petersburg — Vienna” joint project. More than 1000 kids from welfare and charity institutions of Austria attended the ball.
The concert program involved global theater stars, young ballet artists from the Ballet Academy at the Wiener Staatsoper, the Vaganova Russia Ballet Academy, and the Boris Eifman Dance Academy, as well as young musicians. Exemplified by renowned Vienna balls the entertainment comprised a theatrical show and ballet pieces, dancing and singing performances.
At the event Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of Gazprom’s Management Committee, and Rainer Seele, Chairman of OMV AG Executive Board, handed over a charitable cheque to the МОМО mobile children’s hospice founded by the Caritas charity of Austria, and young spectators were awarded Christmas gifts.
The event was hosted under the patronage of federal ministers Alois Stöger and Sebastian Kurz, and Vienna Burgemeester Michael Häupl. The Christmas ball was organized by Gazprom Export.