Your support means the world to us
CLICK HERE to read the DLC Director’s 2023 year-end letter to friends and supporters!
Your support of the Duke Lemur Center makes so much possible! We rely on gifts from businesses and individuals like you to invest in our work to protect lemurs and their natural habitat in Madagascar. Your support allows us to address priority needs within our conservation, education, and non-invasive research programs.
The Duke Lemur Center operates under Duke University and meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(C)(3). Gifts to the DLC are deductible at the highest limits allowed for federal income or estate tax purposes. Tax receipts will come from Duke University, Federal Tax ID 56-0532129.
Support the priority needs of the Duke Lemur Center through an Unrestricted Gift and play an important role in our ability to cover necessary expenses that are not otherwise covered by grants or other sources of restricted support. Unrestricted donations are very important to us!
Or, choose from these donation options to restrict your gift to a specific program area:
Support our work in Madagascar with a designated gift to the DLC’s Madagascar Programs: ex-situ conservation initiatives, research and student opportunities, and community-based conservation in the island’s SAVA (northeastern) region
Play a vital role in the care of our irreplaceable colony of lemurs and bush babies through our Adopt a Lemur Program: symbolic lemur adoption packages start at $50 and support our costs to care for and house 220+ animals, which averages $8,400 per animal per year
Serve as an important stakeholder in the preservation and curation of the DLC’s vast fossil collection with a designated gift to the DLC Museum of Natural History: fossils range from giant extinct lemurs to the world’s largest and most important collection of early anthropoid fossils
Mail a check
If you would rather not donate online, you can mail a check made payable to “Duke University” with “Duke Lemur Center” written in the memo field. To designate your gift to a specific program of the Duke Lemur Center, please complete our gift form and mail it with your check to:
Duke Lemur Center
c/o Office of Gift Records
Durham, NC 27708-0581
If you would like to speak with someone about your gift, please call Mary Paisley at (919) 401-7252.
Other ways to give
Click on the links below, or explore these and more topics found under the “Support Us” menu of our website:
Stock gifts (list Duke Lemur Center in designation section)
IRA rollover gifts/Qualified Charitable Distributions: Contact Mary Paisley, Development Director, at 919-401-7252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopt a lemur packages (a great holiday gift idea)
For specific needs and other ways to give, please click through the options in the “Support Us” menu. Thanks so much for your support!
Please call or email our Development Officer, Mary Paisley: (919) 401-7252 or email@example.com. She’ll be happy to help!