March 27, 2016
BY JUDY CARMACK BROSS
The shimmering lights of the Eiffel Tower served as backdrop for nearly 500 guests at the Lycée Français de Chicago’s Midnight in Paris Soirée held recently at the Loews Hotel Chicago. The raison pour faire la fête? To celebrate the Lycée’s new Lincoln Square campus, which added some extra excitement to back-to-school season this past September. Though its soaring, modern buildings with light-filled classrooms caught our eye, it was the wide playing fields and the super incentive of large locker space that really captured the children’s attention. Soirée guests enjoyed a video demonstrating the students’ enthusiasm last fall seeing their new surroundings.
Soiree co-chairs, Bryna and Jay Dahlin and Holly and Jason Kleiman, led a benefit committee that included Ben Crowder, Stacy Lorin, Stephanie Pirishis, Mariam Staunton, Christy Domin, Diana Toscas, and Patricia Konera-Smith.
The Lycée Français, which runs from kindergarten through twelfth grade and offers classes in both French and English, is part of a network of 450 schools across the world that enables students to function on the increasingly international world stage. Eric Veteau is President and Head of School and Sharon Langshur is Chairman of the Board. Currently, there are 700 students enrolled in this highly recognized Chicago school.