American Friends of the Château de Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau is not just one monarch's palace, it belonged to them all.

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Fontainebleau is not just one monarch's palace, it belonged to them all. It was a "family home" for the kings of France, passed down from generation to generation from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.

WHO ARE WE? The American Friends of the Château de Fontainebleau is dedicated to supporting the work of the Château de Fontainebleau. It brings awareness to the Château's collections and activities and raises funds for restoration projects, acquisitions, and cultural programming. Through its work, it also promotes stronger ties between France and the United States. U.S.-based donors can support the Château de Fontainebleau with tax-deductible gifts and donations through the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). The KBFUS is a public charity and 501(c)3 organization. FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROCKEFELLER AND MANY OTHER SPONSORS There is a long history of American philanthropy at the Château de Fontainebleau. In 1924, the business magnate John D. Rockefeller donated 4 million francs, which contributed to the restoration of the Belle-Cheminée wing of the castle. Since then, many other US-based individuals and foundations have follow in Rockefeller's footsteps. In the past two decades, we have also received major donations from international patrons. In 2008, for instance, the Château received 10 million euros for the restoration of The Imperial Theater. Thanks to the generosity of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates, we are able to preserve this important landmark. WHY GIVE? As our supporter, you will help directly in promoting and advancing the work of the Château de Fontainebleau. Your gifts ensure that current and future generations can enjoy the art and architecture of this historic site. PROJECTS TO SUPPORT As you give, you may choose to apply your donation to a specific project. Currently, the American Friends of the Château de Fontainebleau is focusing on several restoration projects, including the Porte Dorée (the first royal entrance to Fontainebleau), the royal hunting scenes of Jean\-Baptiste Oudry in the Hunts Apartment, and seven busts of historical and mythological Roman figures for the terrace of the François I Gallery.

Contact us at: mecenat@chateaudefontainebleau.fr

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