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Since 1921, our local Alliance Française has filled an essential cultural arts service for the communities of Northwestern Connecticut. Our members enjoy coming together in a friendly atmosphere where they can learn, practice and/or improve their French language skills and gain a better understanding of the culture of France and the traditions of many other French-speaking countries.

With the determination to make the promotion of the French language our main prioirity, in the fall of 2014, we opened our AFNWCT Center and Language School Classroom in Southbury, giving us a great location for our programs and, more importantly, a place to teach French classes.

Your support helps us continue our philanthropic mission!

 INCENTIVES

As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations & contributions are applicable for IRS tax credit. Should you wish to contribute more than your annual membership dues, we would like to show our appreciation by offering the following special incentives:

BEAUJOLAIS

up to $49
up to $49
  • At this level you will be recognized publicly on our website.

CÔTES DU RHÔNE

$50 to $249
$50 to $249
  • At this level you will receive a 10% discount on all Classes.

BOURGOGNE

$250 to $499
$250 to $499
  • At this level you will receive one free admittance to four Educational Programs.

BORDEAUX

$500 to $1499
$500 to $1499
  • At this level you will receive one free admittance to all our Events.

CHAMPAGNE

$1500 to $5000
$1500 to $5000
  • At this level you are admitted free with one guest to all our Events.

DONOR CONTRIBUTIONS

“Un Grand Merci” to the following contributors
during the AFNWCT 2015-2016 fiscal year.

BEAUJOLAIS

Keila Ahlberg

Winifred Brickmeier

Constance Carrington

Thomas Daniels

Jolene Dobbin

Carol and Jim Donahue

Josette Eynon

Marylyn Fernandez

Michele Paquet Finn

Elizabeth Fisk

Claire Free

Marianne Greco

Gail & Marcel Gros

Rolly Grover

Joan Lamb

Nancy Liedlich

Lucille Miller

Isobel Moore

Veronique Moran

Johanna Narkes: Joanna John Collection

Pat Phelan

Amanda & Melvyn Pond

Kathleen Reimold

Lise Rinaldi

Suzanne Spinelli

Debra & Patrick Staffiere

Laurent Vernillet

CÔTES DU RHÔNE LEVEL

Kathleen & Tom Brophy

Nancy Callahan

Mary Conseur

Leola Gulina

Marda & Jean-Mare Gutierrez

Jennifer Humphreys

John Lamb

Starr Lorenzi

MFA Financial, Inc.

Tony Palermo

Amanda & Melvyn Pond

Gilles & Joyce Rousseau

George Schoelkopf

Constance Stepan

Roy Taylor

BOURGOGNE LEVEL

Evelyne Purdy

BORDEAUX LEVEL

The Shinn Family Charitable (SSP) Fund

 OUR WISH LIST

  • DVDs (recent French movies or travel)
  • French CDs
  • Nespresso pods
  • 6 demi-tasse spoons
  • Amazon Prime subscription
  • Holiday napkin sets (large and cocktail sized)
  • Hand-held vacuum cleaner
  • Costco Gift Card
  • Staples Gift Card
  • LaBonne’s Gift Card
  • Stop & Shop Gift Card
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Cloth Tablecloths for 6ft tables (any color!)
  • Annual Netflix subscription
  • Service (36) of small dessert white china plates
  • 50 Chinese porcelain spoons for serving appetizers
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

 VOLUNTEER

Please consider volunteering your time or talents!

In the past, kind-hearted members and friends have helped us, and we are deeply appreciative of all past donations of funds, time, and talents, especially from all the past Presidents and Board members who so generously gave of their time.

We really need members to volunteer a two-hour time-slot just once a month to open our AF Center at regular times so that members can come browse/borrow books, CDs or DVDs from our French Mediatheque. During our open office hours, we would also be able to respond to enquiries for information about our membership or classes.

You may wish to volunteer to be part of the planning committee for our programs or help at meetings with the preparations or clean-up… We’d love to work in partnership with you. Let us know how you would like to help us.

 SPREAD THE WORD

“Like” our Facebook page:   

Anything you can do to help spread the word will help us increase our membership and student base.

We seek your assistance in this endeavor. Perhaps you know of a public location for posting information and could hang a poster or flyer for membership or classes or a special event? We’d be happy to send you the pdf form by email for you to print out and post for us.

Share your love of all things French and invite your friends and co-workers to become members, attend our educational programs and special events.

Take advantage of any opportunity to make people aware that we offer French Language classes for children, teens and adults at all levels.

Tell us how you would like to help.

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LaBonne’s markets, located in Southbury, Woodbury and Watertown will pay AFNWCT 1/2% of the total sales, less the sales tax, on all receipts collected by us. Bring/mail your receipts to AFNWCT. We will tabulate and submit them to LaBonne’s.

Alliance Francaise Of Northwestern Connecticut