SPONSORED: Franco-Fête 2018 Fundraising Luncheon For Scholarship Program Of CODOFIL

Each year, Franco-Fête raises funds to support French education in Louisiana, especially through La Fondation Louisiane’s “Escadrille Louisiane” scholarship program which allows dozens of Louisiana students to study in France (Brittany, Martinique, and Guadeloupe), before pursuing their careers as teachers in immersion schools across the state. CODOFIL, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, and their board of trustees help support and grow Louisiana's francophone communities through scholarships, French immersion and various other community and language skill-building programs. Tyron Picard serves on the board of La Fondation Louisiane, the foundation arm of CODOFIL.

This year’s program will also feature the presentation of the “Marquis de La Fayette 2018” award to Louisiana Senator Eric LaFleur for his many years of public service and his strong support of French language programs and the mission of CODOFIL. Also in attendance will be Vincent Sciama, Consul General of France in New Orleans, together with numerous CODOFIL partners, Louisiana senators and representatives, local elected officials, entrepreneurs, university professors and other Louisiana officials.

The Picard Group congratulates Senator LaFleur on this distinguished honor.

Evan Boudreaux, Deputy Director of Policy at The Picard Group, is helping to coordinate the luncheon that will be held on Sunday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. at City Club at River Ranch in Lafayette. For information on sponsorships and tickets, please contact Evan Boudreaux at 337-989-0071 or by email: eboudreaux@thepicardgroup.com.

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