The Friends of IDEO

Supporting and publicizing Idéo

Established in 1992, “Les Amis de l’Idéo” is an association operating under French Law of 1901, with its headquarters located at 20 rue des Tanneries in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Its primary objective is to promote awareness of the Dominican institute of oriental studies (Idéo) and its mission, as well as to assist in funding and supporting its various projects. Notably, the association plays a key role in financing the acquisitions for Idéo’s research library, which was inaugurated in Cairo in 2002 and serves as an accessible resource for students and researchers from Egypt and around the world. Additionally, it contributes to the publication of Idéo’s scholarly journal, MIDÉO.

The association is led by Mr. Jean Félix-Paganon, a former French ambassador to Egypt, with the assistance of a board of directors.

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Become a member !

By becoming a member of the association, you can make a valuable contribution to supporting Idéo’s work, and be kept regularly informed of the Institute’s activities and achievements.

The association regularly informs its members about Idéo’s activities, notably through its “Lettre aux amis de l’Idéo”, sent to members every six months, and through its website.
Meetings and conferences are also organised and announced to members of the Association.

The minimum membership fee for a single person is €40, and €60 for a couple.

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IDF, the International Dominican Foundation

IDF, the International Dominican Foundation,is a non-profit 501(c)(3) registered in the state of Louisiana which supports the patrimony of the Order of Preachers for future generations of clergy and laypersons in advancing biblical, theological and inter-religious research through its institutions in Jerusalem (EBAF), Rome (Angelicum) and Cairo (Idéo, our institute). If you are interested in tax deduction in the United States, you can donate through IDF. There are several ways you may wish to support us through Donations, Planned Giving or Charitable Funds.

The International Dominican Foundation accepts payments by PayPal, credit card, or check. If you would like to send a check
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Planned Giving

The International Dominican Foundation is aware that many people generously wish to make larger gifts in support of non-profits and charities such as IDF. This allows a donor to provide for their charitable giving apart from their regular incomes. Some people use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for a charity and their heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize its impact on the donor’s estate. For more information on Planned Giving please get in touch with the IDF office (

Charitable Funds

Some of our benefactors would like to establish for the on-going goals of their choice, such as an endowed fund for student scholarships, for scholarly research, or the ongoing practical support of institutions. IDF at present has several such funds and they have been our most consistent way of meeting the needs of the IDF projects. If you would like more information please write us at: International Dominican Foundation; United States National Office; 1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 710-B; Metairie, LA 70001; USA.

If you prefer donate online through PayPal, please click here to be taken to the online donation section.