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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.

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!

2017 Fort de Chartres Special Events Corporate Giving Campaign Levels

  • $1000 Gold Level •  $500 Silver Level  •  $250 Bronze Level  •  $100 Copper Level

Les Amis du Fort de Chartres 2017 Corporate Giving Campaign New 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

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

$250 Bronze Level – Harrisonville Telephone Company (HTC)

The Material Works, LTD

$100 Copper Level – American Long Rifle Association

Ironhorse, Inc.

La Clare Manor

Milice de Ste Famille ($200)

Red Bud Industries, Inc.

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

Total Eclipse, Inc.

2017 Individual Donors

$100 Copper Level-Bob & Linda Mueller

Fr. Jason Vidrine

$50-William Rudolph


Our 2016 Corporate Giving Sponsors List