American Friends of Coubertin (AFC) is an Illinois not-for profit corporation, recognized as a Section 501(c)(3) exempt organization by the IRS. It was created in 2008 with the purpose of promoting the aims of the French Fondation de Coubertin.
The Fondation is dedicated to supporting high-quality craftsmanship in activities such as metalwork, woodwork, stone-masonry and art foundry. Training and experience for selected craftsmen is provided through the activities of an entity called Ateliers Saint-Jacques, which competes in the marketplace for historical restoration projects as well as new commissions from individuals and corporations, and thus provides trainees with a real working environment.
Board of Directors
Patricia Eckert (California)
Kahlil Hamady (Connecticut)
Joel Henning (Chicago)
Jeffrey Jahns (Chicago; secretary and treasurer)
Caroline de Navacelle (Paris)
Kate Ottavino (New York)
François Velde (Chicago; president)
Greg Wyatt (New York)