French Heritage Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit American organization created in 1982.
Guided by the belief that the most enduring expression of a culture is to pass on its highest achievements, French Heritage Society is dedicated to protecting the French architectural and cultural legacy both in France and the United States, with emphasis on raising funds for preservation, restoration and education.
The central mission of French Heritage Society is to ensure that the treasures of our shared French architectural and cultural heritage survive to inspire future generations to build, dream, and create by:
Preserving the rich French architectural and cultural heritage throughout France and in the US by raising funds for restoration, preservation and cultural grants
Transmitting and safeguarding the skills, knowledge and love of heritage through transatlantic educational programs for students, architects, artisans, art connoisseurs and collectors
Fostering Franco-American friendship and cross-cultural exchange through select tours in France and the US, lectures, conferences, galas and other events on both side of the Atlantic
All the benefits of Friend Members, plus:
All the benefits of Contributing Members, plus:
Invitations to travel with FHS on special trips in France and the U.S.
All the benefits of Sponsor Members, plus:
All the benefits of Patron Members, plus:
All benefits are valid for one year beginning on the date of enrollment and available for up to two people
This distinguished program offers distinct benefits for its members who contribute $5,000 and above annually who wish to experience private entrée to France. The Chairman’s Circle attracts prominent American members who appreciate the warm welcome extended by gracious hosts in Paris and throughout France. Through these shared experiences, they develop close bonds with their hosts and American compatriots. Chairmen’s Circle members look forward to reuniting in France and at U.S. events with this distinct family of supporters. Members can participate in an annual exclusive trip to France, in addition to other select privileges (see list above).
Highlights have included private visits to exclusive collections and sites, being received in historic châteaux and homes, formal receptions and fine dining. Hosts from prominent French families, official dignitaries and honored guests who have participated in these programs include former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, HRH Prince Jean d’Orléans and, frequently, ambassadors from both countries. Members are also invited to an annual dinner in an elegant Parisian home and can opt for a special full-day of personalized visits in Paris, organized by FHS’s Cercle des Amis.*
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*N.B. $250+ levels are valid for two people; Tax-deductibility during first year of membership (due to book value): Friend-$210, Contributor-$460; Sponsor-$895; Patron-$2,300, Chairman’s Circle-$4025; Ambassadors’ Circle-$12,309: call office about this level