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Professionals Group

Looking to get involved at the Alliance Française, expand your network, and build your professional skills while having fun?

The Alliance Française Professionals Group (AFPG) is a peer-driven group that supports the mission of the Alliance Française de Chicago through fundraising, community involvement, and networking opportunities.

New members are added twice a year (Fall and Spring). Please review the criteria for membership and express your interest here—a member of the Professionals Group will be in touch.

Executive Committee

President, Advisor to the Board of Directors:
Salvador Maldonado

Ivan Gutierrez
Franco Lopez
Julia Luscombe (Advisor to the Board of Directors)
Tiana Pigford
Jess Quilling

What We Do

Create Valuable Networks

Participate in networking and relationship-building opportunities and events with other AF leaders, including the Board of Directors and Woman’s Board.

Build Professional Experience

Build new skills by taking on leadership roles within the group, all while contributing to one of Chicago’s oldest cultural institutions.

Project Management & Event Planning

Organize some of the Alliance’s marquee annual events, such as the Bastille Day celebration. Keep scrolling to learn about our 2022 celebration!

Bastille Day 2022

Our Bastille Day celebration on July 9, 2022 welcomed guests of all ages to both the day and evening events where everyone celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Alliance Française de Chicago.

Over 200 guests were welcomed through the Alliance doors where they were met with live entertainment, Grey Goose and Citadelle Gin sponsored cocktails, family activities, waiters’ races, and of course, the return of Nougat of Chicago for a day filled with crèpes in our jewel-box courtyard.

Interested in Joining the AFPG?

Rejoignez-nous !

Express Your Interest

Below are the qualifications for joining our dynamic and driven group.

  • Highly motivated and eager to share your knowledge and experience with other like-minded Francophiles in support of the Alliance.
  • Shared interest in global French-speaking cultures; proficiency in French is not required.
  • Currently a member of the Alliance Française de Chicago.
  • Preferably based in Chicago; however, our members can be found traveling and living all over the world.

Connect with us using the form below, and an AFPG member will reply with more information and next steps!

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