120th Anniversary Gala of the Alliance Francaise of Denver
Sep 9, 2017
We are so excited to celebrate the 120th Anniversary with a delicious three courses dinner at the Denver Art Museum The evening will begin with a VIP Reception at 6:00pm with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a live performance by A la Prima String Quartet and a silent auction. The reception will be followed by a French themed three course dinner provided by Kevin Taylor, owner and Chef of Palettes Contemporary Cuisine.
It’s an opportunity not to miss with great food, entertainment, speakers and prizes.
Jeffrey Richards, the Honorary Consul of France says, “The 120th anniversary of the founding of the Alliance Française de Denver is a significant milestone in the rich, cultural history of the State of Colorado. We encourage everyone who has participated in that history and who has an interest in French, and French-American culture to join us at the Gala to celebrate this grand landmark event.”
The Alliance Française is proud to invite Guest of Honor and fellow Francophone, Anthony Graves, Director of Regional Affairs at City and County of Denver as the keynote speaker. In addition to Anthony, there will be Honorary Chairpersons: Governor John Hickenlooper, former Honorary Consul of France, Frieda Sanidas and present Honorary Consul of France, Jeffrey Richards. The emcee for the evening will be Brandi Shegley, Founder of Fashion Denver.
Throughout the night, there will be a multitude of performances such as ballet by the Thomas Dance Project, French theater by Alliance and Co. and a late night dance party with French DJ Titi Nice.
This evening will be special as it marks our 120th year in Denver making us one of the oldest nonprofits. Our partnerships both old and new run deep in this city and it’ll be an evening to celebrate the relationships and memories created throughout the centuries.
The theme is Great Gatsby and there will be a three course dinner, some great entertainment and a silent auction. All funds raised will go towards the scholarship program and building improvements.