The Società Dante Alighieri – La Dante – was founded in 1889 and, in 1893, was established in Rome by the Royal Decree of King Umberto I di Savoia to preserve and promote the Italian language and the wealth of cultural and social contributions of Italy to Western civilization.
The Society was named in honor of the father of the Italian language, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), by a group of prominent Italians under the leadership of the great poet Giosuè Carducci.
Since its foundation, the Società has established 500 chapters (comitati) in Italy and worldwide. Over the years, La Dante has become an international organization, presenting the arts, science, and literature, as well as contemporary Italy’s political, social, and economic life within the global context.
The Michigan Chapter of the Società Dante Alighieri is a nonprofit Michigan organization managed entirely by volunteers. Our diverse membership reflects all nationalities, vocations, and ages. Although we may belong to different age groups, national origins, and interests, we all share our love for Italy and Italian culture.
Membership in the Dante Alighieri Society Michigan Chapter is open to all who share an interest in the Italian culture and language.
Membership benefits include:
• Discount on Italian Language Classes
• Italian conversation groups/Caffè & Cultura
• Discounts on cultural events, lectures, and exhibits
• Subscription to Il Mosaico (2 annual editions)
• DVD Lending Library
• Regional cooking information/Caffè & Cultura
Agreements download the brochure here.
Membership Categories and Annual Dues (Jan-Dec of Each Year)
Please renew or apply for your DAS Membership using the form.
There are not enough words to describe how amazed and grateful we are for the dedication and generosity of DAS Board of Directors and Committee Members who volunteer for this great organization.
Our cultural and educational programs would not be possible without the donation of their time.
We want to recognize the amazing work and commitment of those volunteers that give their time to help us achieve our goals. This could not have been done without such incredible volunteer support.
Please indicate if you would be willing to serve as a volunteer on any of the following committees:
Please send all written communications via US mail to:
Dante Alighieri Society – Michigan Chapter
Attn: Membership Chair: 4050 West Maple Road, Ste # 250 – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
The Dante Alighieri Society – Michigan Chapter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All member dues are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Since 1924, the Dante Alighieri Society has aimed to be the “face” of Italian culture in southeastern Michigan.