Giving to Goethe: End-Year Campaign
So it’s that time of the year again where we remind you that we can’t do what we do here at the Goethe-Zetrum Atlanta without your help. Your support and donations are crucial to our survival. Without them, we physically wouldn’t be here. The time you invest in us and the money you give enables us to stay alive, host events and be a central part of Atlanta’s cultural community. Simple as that.
Now comes the part where 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.
Time for an update on what your donations have enabled us to do this year:
You already know the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta provides a full spectrum of German language courses, but did you know how our outreach is benefitting students in the Atlanta area?
- As part of our 2014 cultural and language immersion days, we brought Thomas Raufeisen to several schools, colleges and universities in the area. He shared with students and educators his personal story of life in both Germanies during the Cold War. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Mr. Raufeisen also spoke before a packed crowd in the Goethe-Zentrum auditorium.
- We hosted a number of highly successful German Career Days at various schools in the Atlanta area in partnership with the German Consulate General, the Department of Education, and business representatives.
We also continued to enhance our partnerships and to offer a wide array of cultural programs:
- With our cultural partner the Alliance Française d’Atlanta we hosted several Franco-German events, including an exhibit on the life of Hélène Berr (the French Anne Frank), and a summer party evening featuring the “World’s Best Ads”.
- We continued our collaboration with our European partners in Atlanta: During our 16th annual European wine tasting our guests sampled wines of France, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and Hungary. Our European Science Café Series featured, among others, speakers from France, Germany, Ireland, and Switzerland who presented on a wide range of topics. Audience favorites were the lecture on the correlation between mathematics and music and the documentary on the discovery of LSD and its rapid popularity.
- Through our Word on Art program, members were offered an exclusive tour of Atlanta’s MODA museum and original works of Martin Luther at the Pitts Theological Library at Emory;
- The staged reading of The Banality of Love, dramatized the relationship between Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger.
- During the summer, over 500 of our members and friends cheered for their teams during our live screenings of the 2014 world cup matches.
Another year of great events that we hope you enjoyed. Many of our supporters considered our programs, such as the ones listed above, as highlights of 2014. We are eager to continue and build our outreach to students and to grow and improve our cultural programs. But without continued help from our friends and patrons this will not be possible. We hope we can count on you again for your financial support through a gift to our 2014 Winter Fundraising Campaign.
Dankeschön and we hope to see you at the Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center in Atlanta soon!