Giving to Goethe

Ok people, as you know, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do here at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta without your help and donations. The time you invest in us and the money you give, enables us to stay alive, host events, teach language classes and spread the word about Germany, simple as.

So, it’s that time of year again when we ask you, our loyal patrons, students, members and friends for your help to keep the Goethe-Zentrum a huge part of the international scene of the Atlanta community.

The Goethe Family Circle

The Goethe Family Circle

Pictured above are just some of the members of our Goethe Family Circle. We celebrated these patrons and partners and welcomed them into our Lifetime Giving Community in February this year, recognizing their outstanding support and the donations they’ve given throughout their lifetime. We wanted to show our members, supporters, students and friends just how much we value their support and friendship and how much they keep the Goethe-Zentrum in the Atlanta community. They’re an integral part of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and we want you to be too. Your donations help to keep the Goethe-Zentrum alive, without you we wouldn’t exist.

Want an update on what we’ve done with your donations so far this year? Well, here goes:

We started the year with a piano “battle” as internationally recognized pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis charmed crowds here in Atlanta and in other venues in the South. Next came “Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life,” a part of our celebration of the Franco-German Elysée Treaty, jointly with our partner, Alliance Fraçaise d’Atlanta. The opening event and exhibit brought together not only the German and French consulates, but also Mémorial de la Shoah and the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust.

Our increasingly popular “Science Café” series, sponsored by the European consulates in Atlanta, brings together lecturers from local universities and science enthusiasts. The staged reading, “The Banality of Love,” dramatized the complex relationship between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, two of the most important German philosophers of the 20th Century.

We recently screened, along with our partners at the German Consulate General in Atlanta, every soccer match Germany was involved in during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, culminating in a huge World Cup final viewing party which attracted more than 500 guests.

And what do we plan to do with your donations in the future? Again, here goes:

We want to bring you a special celebration of Goethe’s birthday as well as a concert offered through the Rialto Theatre and of course, our signature European wine tasting event, working alongside even more European partners.

In addition to all that, we’re continuing to offer our regular programs such as German language breakfasts, movie nights, “Speileabende” (games nights), and our Word on Art series, as well as Bundesliga gatherings.


We are proud to say our memberships are on the rise, more and more students are attending our classes, and subscribers to our on-line newsletter continue to increase.

But, as always, we could not do any of this without you, our loyal supporters, members and students. We are most grateful for your continued support and hope we can count on your generosity again during this Summer Fundraising Campaign.

Would you consider furthering the mission of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta?

If you’ve never made a contribution to the organization before, please consider it. To a not-for-profit like the Goethe-Zentrum, your donation will make all the difference. Your gift will go a long way toward contributing and growing programs such as the ones we have talked about in this blog post.

If you want to help us, you can donate by clicking here.

Dankeschön and we hope to see you at the Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center in Atlanta soon!

And don’t forget you can keep up with everything that’s going on at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta by liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter and signing up to our weekly newsletter.


Posted on July 21, 2014, in Daily News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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