AFDC will be closed May 25-27 in observance of the Memorial Day weekend.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, at 9:00 AM.



with H.E. Laurent Bili, Ambassador of France to the United States

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Show Your Love for Alliance Francaise - Attend the Soiree!

If you would like to receive an email invitation,

please email the Executive Director, Sarah Diligenti:

1080x900 2024Gala Invitation


Dress Code: Business and/or Cocktail Attire.

Food: Hors d'oeuvres served by Design Cuisine. Open Bar.

Music by Sofitel Resident DJ: David Dupre


At the Gala, you will have a chance to meet some members, students, and supporters of the Alliance Française of Washington DC (AFDC); get acquainted with the Directors of the Board who will tell you why AFDC is an important element of the educational and cultural scene of the Nation's Capital;  find information about the organization's programs and activities; explore the fabulous gardens; learn about the French collection in the mansion as well as about Marjorie Merriweather Post's Paris; talk with the Ambassador of France;  and, why not, dance on the French playlists prepared by DJ David Dupre.

As we say in French, this Gala is "une occasion à ne pas manquer!"   

To buy a Benefit Event ticket, you will be prompted to create a FREE account on the website, if you do not already have one: with your first and last name, email address and postal address. This information is needed for Alliance Française of Washington DC to send you receipts for tax purposes.

If you buy multiple tickets for you and your guests, please also send an email with your guests' first name, last name and email address to 

If you are unable to attend, but would like to support the Alliance, please consider making a donation 

Ticket includes access to the mansion and entrance to the special exhibit $275/ticket Purchase