The Committee of French-Speaking Societies (CAFUSA) was founded in 1924 and operates as an umbrella organization for over 65 French-speaking cultural, regional, philanthropic, and professional societies, some of which date back to the 19th and 18th centuries.
A few examples:Fédération des Anciens Combattants Français, the FIAF-French Institute Alliance Française, Commanderie des Cordons Bleus de France, The Huguenot Society of America, French-American Aid for Children, L'Union Alsacienne, and many others.
Our mission is to serve as a coordinating body among francophone organizations, and to facilitate the pooling of resources, ideas, and events within the Franco-American community. We also strive to build a bridge between the Franco-American community and the citizens of our spectacular host city, New York.
Each year the CAFUSA organizes the official Bastille Day Ball, held under the auspices of the French Consulate as well as the Mayor's Office of the City of New York.
More information, including a list of all our member associations, is available on our website, www.cafusa.org.