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Elisabeth Edhofer gained her expertise as a successful manager in a leading Austrian cultural institution for many years, a communications professional and a financial adviser in private banking. This provides a strong background to allow her firm to act as a catalyst between corporations, donors and nonprofit organizations. 

Edhofer Culture Consulting is specialized in providing services to private individuals and corporations for their financial support of cultural and scientific organizations. Services include consulting, training and coaching in how to execute and implement sponsored projects, conduct fundraising activities and develop communication strategies.

Elisabeth is one of the first professional philanthropy advisers in Austria. She is an experienced and competent business partner for benefactors, guiding and supporting them throughout their philanthropic activities.



  • IWF Austria, Board Member
  • Rotary Club Vienna International
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Austria
  • Austro-British Society 


  • Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art
  • Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France
  • International Visitors Program, US


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2014        Edhofer Culture Consulting; CEO & Founder 

2002 | 2014      Austrian National Library, Head, Department of Development and     International Relations

2001 | 2002      Schenk / Igler / Proksch Communications, Senior Account Executive

1999 | 2000      Lower Austria & Vienna Tourist Board: Expo2000Hannover, Project Manager

1996                 Sothebys London, European Department, intern

1994 | 1997      University of Vienna, student and tutor

1975 | 1994      Bank Austria AG, Finance Manager

1998                 University of Vienna, MA in Art History

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