Annual donations from generous supporters underpin our ability to present three concerts a year, and are crucial to the planning and development of these events and the consistency of our standards. Donations over $20 are fully acknowledged in our programs. As all our performers and administrators are volunteers, the generosity of our supporters enable the Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir to maximise the percentage of all ticket sales towards our charities.
Our ethos is the give healthcare workers the opportunity to have a creative outlet, and to establish a supportive community outside our work environments with a strong emphasis on mental wellbeing. Our goals are to provide a forum for health professionals at all stages of their careers to network outside the health sector and perform high quality music for the medical community and general public while raising funds for charities. The proceeds of all Queensland Medical Orchestra and Choir concerts are distributed between The Ashintosh Foundation, a charity supporting medical student initiatives at the University of Queensland, and a local community charity of the orchestra's choice. Since 2010, Dr Ryan Williams have led the orchestra to more than 30 sell-out concerts raising more than $200,000 for charities including the Hear and Say Foundation, Cure For Life Foundation, Legacy and many more.
Your support will assist us to meet our expenses, not only in the basic concert event costs, but it will also facilitate development of the orchestra and enable more of our ticket sales to be donated directly to our charities. To support us and our work, please consider contributing to the QMO Philanthropy Fund below. Please specify QMO in the drop-down options for 'Donation Type' to ensure that your support will be invested back into the orchestra and choir to help our ongoing work.
All of us at QMO and QMC sincerely thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.