Woman's Board

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Woman's Board shall be to promote interest in the Alliance Francaise de Chicago (the "Alliance") and to support and enhance the Alliance's activities. 

Current President: Cheryl Sandner

Letter from Founding President, Libby Horn

“It is with great pride that I look back at all that has been accomplished by the Woman's Board and it is with great anticipation that I look forward to what we will contribute to the Alliance in the future.”
full letter

Historical Timeline

Gala 2022 — 125 Le Bal

The Alliance Française will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. Learn more here.

Gala 2020 — Un Air de Provence

On May 9th, 2020 the Woman's Board hosted its biennial fundraiser "Un Air de Provence" at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Find out more here

Our Programs

Educational Outreach

The Woman's Board proudly supports the Educational Outreach Program, which provides the means for select CPS high school students to not only strengthen their studies of the French language, but to open their hearts and minds to the world.

Woman's Board Book Club 

We offer a Club Littéraire where members - both American and French speaking women - are welcome to discuss and engage in a lively conversation and learn more about the thought process, the cultural identity, and traditions exposed in French literature.

If you have any questions regarding the Woman's Board, please call (312) 337‑1070 or email at [email protected]‑chicago.org