The Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation
The Dennis and Anne Beaver Foundation sends linguistically and financially qualified high school and university students to France for a month of intensive, advanced study of the French language and has been doing this for over 25 years.
Mr. Beaver, who both practices law in Bakersfield, California and is a syndicated newspaper columnist, is fluent in French, having earned a degree in the language when he attended California State University at Northridge. “It was one amazing high school teacher who opened an entire world to me through the French language, which in turn gave me the culture of France and many friendships in that beautiful corner of the world. In a real way, our foundation is my saying ‘Thank You’ to that teacher – a concrete appreciation and validation for what she did for me, and for what all great French teachers do for their students.”