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Holiday Cocktail

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, we hosted our annual Holiday Cocktail Party at the French Consulate from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. This annual event raises critical funds for children in need. A portion of the proceeds will be allocated to Hurricane Relief efforts.

A highlight of the evening was the performance by the Storefront Academy students who sang holiday carols.


2017 Holiday Cocktail Auction Brochure
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Bal des Berceaux

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, FAAFC celebrated the 2017 Bal des Berceaux at the Rainbow Room in New York City.

Tanya Rivero, host of “Lunch Break” on Wall Street Journal Live served as Emcee; Margarita Somnolet and Lucila Vollbrechthausen were co-chairs of the event. Cocktail reception began at 7:00 p.m., followed by a Dinner Dance with the Lester Lanin Orchestra and a featured performance by the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club senior dance troupe ‘K-Company’. A Live Auction at 9:30 p.m. was led by Nicholas Lowry of Swann Galleries. The celebratory evening ended with lively dancing after a “Wishing Well” of donations to directly benefit France Parrainages.

France Parrainages, an organization sponsored by FAAFC since 1974, was be honored with the Children Come First Award in commemoration of their 70th Anniversary. Our theme of “Building Brighter Futures” is reflected in their dedication and commitment to working with children in France and Internationally to give them the means to grow up in the best possible conditions.

Through sponsorship and development programs, France Parrainages now funds 60 projects each year that help 13,000 children in 16 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. FAAFC specifically supports French mentoring programs and the creation of new centers in the North and Parisian regions.



2017 Auction Catalog