ADOPT A SAINT GERMAIN STAR™
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IN THE STARS
Donate with credit card or PayPal to adopt your Saint Germain Star:
THE ADOPT A SAINT GERMAIN STAR™ CAMPAIGN
The Adopt A Saint Germain Star™ Campaign is a fundraising effort by American Friends for the Preservation of Saint Germain des Prés Church and The Preservation of Saint Germain des Prés Foundation to garner funds for the restoration of the Monk's Choir ceiling in the church. This campaign mirrors a similar, highly successful campaign already underway in France. The entire Monk's Choir is currently undergoing restoration efforts, including its star-filled ceiling.
There are more than 800 stars available! Your donation will directly impact the preservation of this historic structure and its beautiful celestial ceiling. Our need is to fund the restoration of the Transept (2017) and the Nave (2018), including their ceilings, which show a total of 3,000 stars.
Once your donation is received and you've chosen your star, it will be illuminated on our interactive map. Visitors to the map will see your name appear when they hover over your star.
HOW IT WORKS
To Adopt a Saint Germain Star™ on the celestial ceiling of the Monk's Choir, please follow the instructions below:
1. The minimum donation to adopt a Saint Germain star is $100. Please click on the button below to make your $100 (or more) donation through credit card or PayPal. Be sure to write "Adopt a Star" in the notes section when making your tax deductible* donation.
2. Once your donation is processed, an email will be sent to you which contains a code you should use to claim your star on the interactive ceiling map (link below). Choose your star, enter the provided code, and fill out any information you wish to be shown to visitors to the interactive map.
3. Voilà! You have adopted your very own star and contributed to the preservation of an irreplaceable historical monument. We can't thank you enough for your generosity, merci beaucoup!
*American Friends for the Preservation of Saint Germain des Prés is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation does not offer tax advice but believes that in most cases donations will be deductible for US tax-payers. Please check with your tax advisor as to the tax-deductibility rules applying to your donation and to your specific financial and personal circumstances.