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Les Amis du Fort de Chartres “Friends of Fort de Chartres” is a not for profit organization made up of volunteers striving to preserve, protect, and interpret the physical structural and cultural heritage of Fort de Chartres in the 1700s. Les Amis welcomes donations to help us in our support of Fort de Chartres site projects!

Other opportunities to donate to Les Amis du Fort de Chartres and support projects at Fort de Chartres are available at Amazon Smile and Schuncks’ stores.


And to donate to the Fort de Chartres 2017 Special Events Giving Campaign-

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June Rendezvous

The not-for-profit all-volunteer support organization, Les Amis du Fort de Chartres, has agreed once again to sponsor the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site special events in 2017 and cover the event expenses that were previously covered by the state in an effort to keep the Fort and the surrounding area’s businesses vital and alive with activity during the state budget crisis. We are reaching out to ask individuals, businesses, and organizations for support of a new Les Amis du Fort de Chartres fundraising effort to support Fort de Chartres Special Events, with a focus on the Fort de Chartres’ 47th Annual June Rendezvous to be held June 3 & 4, 2017. A successful June Rendezvous impacts not only the vitality of the Fort but also supports the regional business community and ensures economic stability and growth in the region. Les Amis successfully sponsored the Fort’s special events in 2016 and we hope to partner with our community once again to support special events. Supporting the Fort supports all the area businesses, communities, and organizations positively impacted by the tourism brought to the area by Fort de Chartres special events, while keeping the region’s history alive.

All donations are welcome and can be made online here-DONATE now!  Les Amis du Fort de Chartres is a 501(c) (3) organization and if you prefer, donations can be mailed directly to Les Amis du Fort de Chartres, PO Box 366, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277. A donation form is available HERE. All funds raised are used to support the 47th Annual June Rendezvous, with additional funds raised to support the remaining Fort de Chartres 2017 special events. The Fort’s special event expenses covered include everything from garbage pick-up, paramedics, port-a-potties, etc. These expenses are not glamorous but all are necessary to hold special events that attract over 30,000 visitors each year. To donate to support the 47th Annual June Rendezvous only, visit the June Rendezvous page on this website to donate and find the latest event information and updates!

Les Amis was very grateful for support of Les Amis du Fort de Chartres Special Events 2016 Giving Campaign. All corporate gifts and individual donations allowed Les Amis to successfully sponsor last year’s Fort de Chartres special events.

Thank you for your continued support of the Fort de Chartres

Les Amis du Fort de Chartres 2017 Corporate Giving Campaign Sponsors

$1000 Gold Level – Buena Vista National Bank, with Branches in Red Bud, Evansville, Chester, & Prairie du Rocher

$500 Silver Level – First National Bank of Steeleville

Gilster-Mary Lee

Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres ($915)

Prairie du Rocher Chamber of Commerce ($300 Special Events, $300 Kids’ Day)

$250 Bronze LevelHarrisonville Telephone Company (HTC)

The Material Works, LTD

Red Bud Masonic Lodge 427

$100 Copper Level – American Long Rifle Association

Artillery Safety School ($138)

Ersten Jaeger Corps ($120)

Ironhorse, Inc.

Knights of Columbus-Evansville Council 1952 (WWII Day)

La Clare Manor

Lisa’s Market Street Grill

Mar Grahics-Valmeyer

Milice de Ste Famille ($270)

North County News

  Red Bud Industries, Inc.

Roger’s Redi-Mix

Ste. Anne’s Parish Milice

General George Rogers Clark Chapter of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Total Eclipse, Inc.

VFW Post 2210, Ste. Genevieve, MO (WWII Day)

VFW Post 6865, Coulterville, IL (WWII Day)

General donors

2017 Individual Donors

Bob & Linda Mueller, Fr. Jason Vidrine, Carol & Nick Kuntz, William Rudolph, Jennifer & Jason Duensing, John Fulton, Marvin Woody,

Lewis Beans & Marilyn Gast

47th Annual June Rendezvous Individual Sponsor-Carol Richardson

Special Events Quilt

A beautiful quilt was donated to our 2017 Special Events Campaign by the Stitch on Quilting Guild of Prairie du Rocher this past spring and quilt drawing tickets were sold during our Les Amis events and the Fort’s special events throughout the year. At the close of the recent Winter Rendezvous, a winner’s name was drawn and we happily announce Jeff Weber as the winner. We thank Jeff and all those that bought drawing tickets this past year, and we especially thank the ladies of the Stitch on Quilting Guild for this lovely quilt. We appreciate this wonderful way to support the Les Amis du Fort de Chartres 2017 Special Events Giving Campaign. Merci!


Our 2016 Corporate Giving Sponsors List