The Lycée Français de New York (LFNY) is pleased to announce its 17th annual Gala, to be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Park Avenue Armory. We are proud to honor Gad Elmaleh, a comedian and actor who has captured audiences with his creative and unique one-man shows, with the Charles de Ferry de Fontnouvelle Award.
William Faulkner once wrote, “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” The LFNY Gala 2016 theme, “Dream Big – Faites Des Rêves Immenses,” inspired by his words, celebrates the importance for our students of having bold dreams for the future and of pursuing those dreams with creativity, courage and compassion. This aim is reflected in the Lycée Français’s mission of motivating young people to realize their fullest potential, especially in the service of others.
Past LFNY Galas have brought together 1,000 guests and raised more than $2 million in a single evening. Proceeds from the Gala support the Lycée Français’s scholarship program, as well as our educational and cultural initiatives. We hope that you will join us for an evening that will celebrate the dreams of our students and our community.
The Lycée Français de New York is a non-profit, independent school founded in 1935 that welcomes over 1350 students representing 45 nationalities from pre-K through 12th grade. The school’s unique program combines the best of French and American educational principles in a curriculum which promotes bilingual fluency, cultural adaptiveness, academic excellence, personal development and global citizenship.