Capital Campaign

Over the past several months we have revisited our facility plans in response to recent challenges at our current building, including significantly reduced access to parking. A special task force of board members and volunteers worked with Tegra Group, a professional real estate advising firm, to determine the facility plans that will best address our program needs, serve our mission, and see us into the future. The task force identified key criteria for assessing how well our current building, as well as alternative comparison sites, could support our current programs and services as well as support the vision for the future of the Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul. The task force’s work included a thorough exploration of available parking options at our current site.
We also gathered opinions from community and organizational leaders like yourself. More than 440 people participated in personal interviews and surveys. We are grateful to the many donors, volunteers, students, staff, and members who shared their input and opinions on the Alliance Française Mpls/St. Paul’s long-range facility plans.

In January, after reviewing findings, the Alliance Française Mpls/St. Paul Board of Directors determined that the current building, as we understand its limitations today, does not suit the future needs of the organization.

Our next steps will be to:
• Continue the work of the task force to review and make facility recommendations, including testing programmatic needs with available building options and sites,
• Build on the input and momentum of the capital campaign to ensure our facility best meets the needs of our mission now and for future generations.
We are excited about and confident in our path forward. We will make sure to keep you updated and seek your input every step of the way. Please contact us directly with any questions.

Again, we greatly appreciate the input that you and many other donors, as well as volunteers, students, staff, and members provided as part of the planning project. Your support, and the support of others like you, is vital as we continue to build a community of people passionate about francophone culture in all its global diversity and to serve as the indispensable destination for all things French in Minnesota.

Sincerely,

Christina Selander Bouzouina                           Helen Leslie
Executive Director                                               Board Chair

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Updated June 2, 2017

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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Tel: 612 332 0436
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