French-American Foundation ‘Report of Activities’

The French-American Foundation, the principal non-governmental link between France and the United States, helps strengthen the French-American relationship by providing a platform to share knowledge and
 best practices on issues of common concern.

This year, Alouette created a timely Report of Activities, covering 2011 and the first half of 2012, which not only states the Foundation’s financial position and thanks its donors, but also serves as a brochure to attract new supporters.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Young Leaders Program, former President William Clinton, current French President François Hollande, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, figure among its many accomplished members in the fields of government, art, journalism and business.

Other programs covered in the report include Immigration Journalism, Infrastructure and Sustainability, Translation Prizes, the Defense Symposium, Speakers Series, and of course, the annual Gala, where Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom, and Pulitzer-Prize—winning historian David McCullough were honored in 2011.

Accepting the Vergennes Achievement Award, David McCullough said:  “One of the lessons of history is that very little of consequence is accomplished alone. It’s true of individuals and it’s true of nations. We, France and America, have accomplished far greater achievements working together than we ever could have alone, and I know that is the very basis of what this Foundation stands for.”

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