The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) is the state agency charged with French language educational and cultural economic development initiatives in Louisiana. The agency has multiple legislative mandates that include francophone tourism, economic development, culture, education and international relations. On Friday June 15, 2012 a line-item veto cut $100,000 from CODOFIL’s budget (approximately 40% of its total budget) for the upcoming year. This budget cut leaves CODOFIL just enough money to pay operating costs with no room for a budget to accomplish its goals, which are
I believe that the loss of CODOFIL will be a huge blow to the growth and advancement of the French language and culture in Louisiana. The French culture in Louisiana is a unique and precious gem that makes up much of Louisiana's cultural identity. It also contributes to a large percentage of our tourism activity. Without CODOFIL and like organizations a large piece of what makes Louisiana the great state that it is, will slowly be lost over the coming years.
The goal is to have 100,000 Cajuns + Creoles and friends of the French language in Louisiana donate $1 to help us fill the funding gap facing CODOFIL at this time. All profits will go to CODOFIL.
You can find the Facebook Page to this project at www.facebook.com/100kLA
You can send a physical check too. Please send and make it out it to:
Le Consortium des Ecoles d'Immersion
155 Antigua Drive
Lafayette, LA 70503
Memo: CODOFIL Fundraiser
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