Dear Friend of the Alliance Française de Philadelphie,

Spring has arrived and your Alliance Française de Philadelphie is active and fully immersed in growth, renewal, and forward movement. Thank you for being part of our vibrant community of Francophone language and culture enthusiasts; we are energized to engage with you in the study and exploration of French language and Francophone cultures.  

We encourage you to visit our website and review our second Annual Report for more information about our work, our impact and the importance of our community’s contributions to our success in the past year.

 In 2023, our 120th year, we have refreshed our mission statement and are guided by our values of excellence in teaching, curiosity and exploration, cultural appreciation and community. To further ensure our quality instruction, we have appointed Alissia Hauteville to the new full-time leadership role of Director of Educational and Testing Programs. We will once again award two scholarships for the study of French in a Francophone country. We are also committed to incorporating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into all aspects of our operations, to expanding our relationships with other organizations and to providing offerings for a wide variety of interests, language levels, and budgets. We hope you will join us in these activities, whether it be a language class, the free children’s French language storytime at the Free Library of Philadelphia, a film screening and dinner at Café Frieda, an in-person or Zoom lecture and discussion of literature, current events or art, and any of our three planned Bastille Day celebration events this summer.

As a self-funded nonprofit that relies on the generous support of friends, students, members and benefactors like you, we recognize and appreciate your critical importance in accomplishing our goals and ask for your continued support. In honor of our 120th anniversary, we ask that you consider donating $120 (or increments thereof) to help support our initiatives. We are also excited that one of our donors has generously expressed confidence in us by pledging $15,000 to match new and increased donations made through August 2023*. Therefore, you will be able to double the impact of your gift.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Alliance Française de Philadelphie. We thank you in advance for your continued generosity and your commitment to our community. All contributions or gift amounts are meaningful and will be gratefully acknowledged.

What gifts are eligible? All new and increased gifts.  If you have never given before, your gift is eligible to be matched.  If you have given before, an increase over your prior year gift amount will be matched.  


For additional ways to give, visit our website at: https://www.afphila.com/membership-and-support/donate/ or contact our Executive Director, Philippe Poirier at: director@afphila.com

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