Please note that most of our events are held live on Zoom while our building is partially closed until further notice.    

Events › 20 Seats Campaign

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance Française de Chicago has brought French culture to you online with innovative programs — most offered for free. We will continue to offer all things French online this fall, and will also host film screenings in our auditorium. Social distancing means we can only use 20 of our 150 seats when we start our on-site programs again.

Contribute to la culture at the Alliance by naming one of those 20 seats!

The financial impact of the pandemic has been immediate and profound. In light of this, you have a new opportunity to join us in this moment in history, and forever be a part of our Alliance Française by making a 100% tax-deductible donation to name one of the 20 fauteuils in the auditorium that will be used during socially-distanced film screenings.

Come together with friends to name a seat in honor or memory of a fellow francophile; rally the family to name one for maman or papa; or just name it for yourself to show your commitment to French culture! By naming a fauteuil, you are helping us continue to offer superb programs as we face unprecedented challenges.


$1500 for an aisle seat

$1000 for a row seat

Name your fauteuil

I can't name a fauteuil, but would still like to donate


Please contact our Development Coordinator, Lauren Esula at or (312) 337-1070  for more information or to coordinate a multiperson pledge.

Merci pour votre générosité

We are a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization with 40% of our revenues coming from fundraising.